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Welcome to the Department of Design

Design Programs


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New Faculty

We are delighted to welcome Eleanor Pries to the Department of Design at SJSU. Pries is joining us as an Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Program. Trained and captivated across multiple disciplines, her research explores the legacy and destiny of civic infrastructure, hydrologic architecture, and absorptive materials.

Learn more about Eleanor here

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Professor Raquel Coelho Awarded Grant

Professor Coelho from animation with Professor Bechert from Film and Theater have won a grant for their proposed project “After the Great Collapse”.

Learn more at the ASIFA

Line Drawing

Graphic Design Students and Assistant Professor Diane Lee Collaborate with Robots

Assistant Professor Diane Lee has collaborated with Andrew Kudless from the University of Houston and 23 SJSU graphic design students to robotically create a collection of new letter forms. The students used grasshopper to create scripts to control a UR5 robot arm, which was able to draw the letter forms using a pentel water brush.

Futuristic Helmet Design

Industrial Design Students WIN BIG!

The SJSU Industrial Design students participated in a multi-campus design competition hosted Autodesk and Limar Italia. We are thrilled to share that SJSU had 7 winners in the competition!

Check out the winning designs on the Limar Competition website

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Professor San Fratello at SFMOMA

Professor San Fratello and her partner Ronald Rael will exhibit their work at SFMOMA in the exhibition Drawing the Line: Rael San Fratello at the U.S.-Mexico Border, opening August 21, 2021.

Learn more about the exhibit