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Fall 2022, ISSUE 1

Ullman School of Design


Chatterjee Global Lecture

Speaker: James Sommerville
October 6th, 2022, 4 – 5 PM, Aronoff 4400
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UC Gradaute School Open House

October 12th, 2022, 11:30 AM– 1 PM, TUC Great Hall
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DAAP/SoD Alumni Social Gathering

October 28th, 2022, 4:30–6:30 PM (During ITAA Conference)
16th Street Commons Coffee Bar Bar

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel


  • Professor Maureen France will give a talk on photographer Paul Briol at the Meyer Gallery, October 13th at 4:00 PM. The Briol exhibition, which features work from the UC art collection is part of the FotoFocus Biennial. The 2022 FotoFocus Biennial encompasses more than 100 projects at Participating Venues across Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, and features more than 600 artists, curators, and participants-the largest of its kind in America. France serves as President of the Board of FotoFocus.

  • UC Commencement Office is looking for a student speaker for the Fall 2022 Commencement. The application is available on CampusLINK, and the application deadline is Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 11:59pm.

  • Live Well Collaborative is now accepting applications for the Landrum & Brown Scholarship. This one-year, $2,500 Scholarship is for any students that are participating in the Boeing spring 2023 studio project.

    Download the application form here.

  • Designer, artist, and educator, Stan Brod (1933-2022) passed away on September 5th, 2022. Taught over 50 years as a Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Cincinnati (DAAP), Mr. Brod's academic and professional work has been featured in numerous national and international publications and journals. His work is Included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Cincinnati Art Museum. His artwork has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including in Israel, Germany, Russia, and the United States. In remembrance of Stan Brod’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the University of Cincinnati DAAP-School of Design Scholarship Fund.
Stan Brod


  • Four School of Design undergraduate students received the P&G Diversity In Design Undergraduate Scholarships, and one Master of Design student received the P&G Diversity in Design Graduate Fellowship.

    The recipients are: Baillie Breckenridge (ID'27), Ekeoma Amadi (ID'27), Ava Robinson (CODE'27), Yazmyn Kitchen (CODE'27), and Rashid Sadki (MDes'24).

  • Jessica Roach (CODE'19) recently received an SEGD Global Design Merit Award for the Placemaking & Identity for Hildreth Elementary School.

    The Hildreth Elementary School is a new PreK-5 school located in Harvard, Massachusetts. Founded in the early 1700s, the town has a rich heritage that is reflected in its buildings and landscape. The Graphic Design Studio developed a series of environmental graphics that celebrate these unique aspects and weave them into the fabric of the new building to provide educational opportunities outside the classrooms.

Jessica Roach — SEGD
Jessica Roach — SEGD
Jessica Roach — SEGD
  • Sangyu Xi (ID'22) was selected as a National Winner of the James Dyson Award for her capstone project, "Airy Scoliosis Brace".

    Sangyu was also selected as a District Winner of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s Student Merit Awards and presented her work at IDSA's International Design Conference in Seattle, WA.

  • Kennedy Wilson-Houck (ID'23), Mackenzie Hudock (CODE'23), and Marin Billionis (CODE'23) from Professor Steve Doehler and Professor Brooke Brandewie’s Collaborative Studio received a Student Runner-Up honor in the 2022 Core77 Design Awards for their “Bloom” project.
  • Nicole Scott (FASHION'24) received the award as one of the five Inno Under 25 winners – nominated by readers and ecosystem leaders and selected by Cincinnati Business Courier and Cincy Inno staff.

    In 2021, Nicole launched Nicole Scott Inc., and participated in Amped's Russell Technology Business Incubator, a Louisville-based organization focused on developing Black businesses.

    Read the full article here.

Nicole Scott
  • Three University of Cincinnati students, Alexis Piascik (FASHION'22), Cameryn Blake (FASHION'22), and Draven Peña (FASHION'22) were selected to showcase their work on Runway 360 (R360), an educational initiative sponsored by Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).


Brooke Brandewie & Steve Doehler

Associate Professors, Fashion Design / Industrial Design

Professors Brandewie and Doehler gave a paper presentation, “Design-Driven Entrepreneurialism (DDE): Non-Designer Insights on DD and Its Implications for Design Education,” at the 23rd dmi: Academic Design Management Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Yoshiko Burke

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Burke was an organizer-moderator for the panel, “Pedagogical Approaches to Title Sequence” at the 76th University Film and Video Association Conference. She also made a presentation titled “Using Motion Graphics in Digital Communication and Storytelling.”  

Yong-Gyun Ghim

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Professor Ghim presented a paper titled “Designing Mobile Robots: A Systems Thinking Approach for Industrial Designers” at the 13th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2022) in New York City, NY. His paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Ashley Kubley

Associate Professor, Fashion Design

As the PI, Professor Kubley and her team received a $1.16 million grant funding from the Ohio Workforce Safety Innovation Center (OWSIC), for the project titled “Integration of Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Active Textile Systems in PPE for the Ohio Fire Service.” It is the largest grant that the College of DAAP has ever been awarded.
Professor Kubley has been invited to speak at the FUTURE FORUM conference in New York City from October 6 to 7, 2022. Curated by The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH), this conference focuses on sustainable innovations from perspectives in fashion design, material science, garment manufacturing, and overall consumption.

Muhammad Rahman

Assistant Professor, Communication Design

During the Pandemic, Professor Rahman collaborated with Professor of Urban Design Vikas Mehta from the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, in co-designing his brand-new book on #publicspace, published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. It was an insightful process of book design to define and decipher the panoramic point of views of public space by activating subtle aspects of typographic hierarchy and visual interests. A large number of illustrations, images, sketches with relevant succinct texts will make the book a more approachable and enjoyable read across many #interdisciplinary fields. The 5" x 8" book with more than 200 pages frames the robust contents in 3 major sections: #paradoxes, #possibilities and #propositions for a more meaningful public space discourse. 
Public Space
Professor Rahman was also awarded a full workshop grant, including the travel bursary, by the Devou Good Foundation, to participate in the Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into Transportation Workshop in late Summer 2022. The 2-day workshop has been organized by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University for several years. It was for this opportunity and DGF’s support. Christian Huelsman, a graduate student in the School of Planning and Executive Director of Spring in Our Steps Collaborative — a Cincinnati-based nonprofit was also participated with a grant in the workshop. This collaboration was a result of the interdisciplinary research initiative among SOA, SOD and SOP: Step Up to Art.

Arti Sandhu

Associate Professor, Fashion Design

Professor Sandhu’s book chapter: “Fashion for a Cause: Crafting an Image of Authenticity and Wellbeing in Indian Fashion Magazines” was published in Insights on Fashion Journalism, edited By Rosie Findlay, Johannes Reponen (Routledge).
She also published an article, Atibana: Celebrating the Hand in Handloom”, featured in The Voice of Fashion, an online fashion and design magazine.

Reneé Seward

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Seward and her team recently received an SEGD Global Design Merit 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.
The Learning by Design Lab (LDL) team has been awarded a $250,000 University of Cincinnati Research 2030 grant to expand this tool and test on a target audience. In addition to phonics cues as seen in the SeeType font, the team plans to develop morphological, spelling, grammar, reading fluency, and vocabulary cues to best support the diverse range of learning styles.
See World

Craig Vogel

Professor, Industrial Design

Professor Vogel was invited to give a presentation on Service Design at the China Service Design Congress in Beijing, China. This conference was created for Chinese policymakers to understand the importance and potential of service design.
Service Design
Service Design


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