Jerolaman Woolmark
Woolmark Performance Challenge By: Chloe Jerolaman, Fashion '23

Fall 2022, ISSUE 2

Ullman School of Design


Sean Addo’s "Rooted" Film Screening

Friday, January 13th, 2023, 5:30 PM, Aronoff 5401

70th Annual DAAP Fashion Show

Friday, April 28th, 2023
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DAAPworks exhibition

April 25th – 29th, 2023


  • On January 13 at 5:30 pm, there will be a film screening of DAAP alumni Sean Addo's new film “Rooted” in Aronoff, room 5401.

    Sean Addo is a Ghanaian-American writer/director that tells bold and distinct genre stories about identity that draw power from African heritage. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his love for animation and storytelling led him to the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated in 2010 from the School of Design Digital Design program (now the Communication Design Program).

    During his time at UC, Sean designed motion graphics for prime-time networks such as Fox, ABC, and NBC. He worked for The Procter & Gamble Company before leaving to study film at the University of Southern California. After completing his MFA at USC, Sean went on to shadow the Late John Singleton on FX Snowfall. Notable awards: The Homesick (feature screenplay) was part of 2020 Blackhouse Producers Lab, Panavision New Filmmakers 2020, Facebook SEEN Filmmakers 2021.
Sean Addo _ Rooted
  • This year marks the 70th Annual DAAP Fashion Show, which will be held on the evening of Friday, April 28, 2023.

    Fill out this online form to get notified about #DAAPFASH23 - The Show!

Fashion Show


  • Fashion Design students won Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) Scholarships

    DAAP/UC has been a member school of FSF since 2017. To date, 20 DAAP Fashion Design students have been awarded scholarships from FSF, earning a total of $127,500 in award dollars.

    This year’s winners include Grace Ferrara, Chutine Wei (both second-time FSF winners and current seniors), Simon Schaffner (pre-junior), and Kai Star (sophomore, awarded the Virgil Abloh “Post Modern” Scholarship). All winners are invited to NYC to attend the FSF LIVE Gala in April. Programming surrounding the gala includes industry presentations, design studio visits, and a job fair with industry leading brands. 

    This year 127 scholarships were awarded from a pool of 513 applicants. Year after year FSF becomes more competitive - our students’ success is a testament to their hard work and creative promise.
  • Fashion Design senior won Woolmark Performance Challenge Award

    Senior Fashion Design student Chloe Jerolaman was recently invited to Germany for the Woolmark Performance Challenge Awards Ceremony.

    The Woolmark Performance Challenge is a problem-solving platform, bringing together leading performance apparel brands with a global pool of world-class talent. It is designed to facilitate innovative, environmentally-considerate product solutions for the sports and performance market, by harnessing the unique natural properties of Australian Merino wool.

    The challenge also provides a unique learning experience for participants and awards the finalists and winners with opportunities for international travel, financial rewards, and potential for career development.
  • Communication Design students won GDUSA Design Awards

    Second-year CODE students Varsha Vinod and JuJu Stojanovic were acknowledged as winners of the GDUSA Competition for their Typography 2 posters.
Varsha Vinod — GDUSA
JuJu Stojanovic 
JuJu Stojanovic — GDUSA
JuJu Stojanovic 
  • Industrial Design students won DMI Award

    For the third year in a row, a Live Well team was recognized by the Design Management Institute (DMI) for a 3rd Place Design Value Award for its work with the Cincinnati Children’s Division of Disability Services to develop a CPR Toolkit/Game for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).
    The DAAP team consisted of faculty lead Bain Butcher, MFA, MD, and the industrial design team: Alexis Begnoche (‘21), Anabel Graciela (’22), Elaine Messerly (’22), and Nicole Sidenstick (’22). The recognition ceremony took place at the DMI Design Leadership Conference in Boston on Sept. 27th, 2022.

    Cincinnati Children’s Innovation Ventures group has identified an organization that will license the CPR Kit/Game with an estimated product launch of June 2023.
Left: Bain Butcher, Right: Anabel Graciela (ID '22)
  • Master of Design (MDes) students attended Cumulus Conference

    Prof. Matt Winzinsky, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the MDes Program, traveled with four first-year MDes students to Detroit in early November for the Cumulus 2022 conference “Design for Adaptation.”

    Cumulus is a global association of art and design education and research with 350 member institutions across 63 countries.
MDes - Cumulus


Isil Oygur

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Professor Oygur co-authored an article titled “Studying Children’s Manipulative Gestures in Spatial Puzzle Play with VR Hand Tracking: Analysis of Goal-directed Actions” and had a poster presentation at ACM's SUI'22: ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction.

Alejandro Lozano Robledo

Annualized Adjunct Instructor, Industrial Design

Professor Robledo was invited to present at the IDSA Technique Deep Dive Event earlier this fall. On behalf of DAAP ID program, he presented some projects from his Spring'22 collaborative studio with Gravity Sketch, and talked about the development of new workflows for training the next generation of designers. Some student work examples can be found here.

He has also been invited to the Seventeenth International Design Principles and Practices Conference at the Lisbon Polytechnic in Portugal in March 2023, where he will present his ongoing research on the future of mobility and cities, and new teaching methodologies at DAAP.

Todd Timney

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Timney of DAAP/Live Well Collaborative, and John P. Perentesis, MD, FAAP of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, have been awarded a Hyundai Hope on Wheels award titled “Eliminating Disparities in Pediatric Cancer Survivorship.”  This award includes funding of $100,000 over one year. 

Arti Sandhu

Associate Professor, Fashion Design

Professor Sandhu co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Fashion Studies (vol. 9, no. 2) on “Decolonizing Fashion as Process.” The special issue includes a research paper titled “Less is more: The paradox of minimalism in contemporary Indian fashion”, and an open-section visual article, “Mahila1 à la mode: The auntie-fit croqui.”
She also gave an invited talk via ZOOM on November 15th at the Poster House NYC on the topic “Saying Saree Three Ways,” on the role of the saree as a designer garment, a mantle for drag, and the glue that holds social media communities together.

Reneé Seward

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Seward and her team recently won a 365: AIGA Year in Design (2021) Award for “See Words: Anywhere, which is a digital reading proficiency system and method of learning phonics that transforms letters into icons to help individuals learn to read. See all of the award winners here.

She also published a paper titled "Multisensory interactive digital text for English phonics instruction with bilingual beginning readers" on Education Sciences.

Matt Wizinsky

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Wizinsky's book “Design after Capitalism” was listed as one of “The Best Design Books of 2022” by Fast Company.
Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world-changing ideas, creativity, and design.


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