Portrait photo of Jai
Photography By: Kezia Copeland, Communication Design


Ullman School of Design



June 13th through July 2nd, 2022
Register by May 23rd 

Chatterjee Global Lecture & Workshop

Speaker: James Sommerville
October 6th & 7th, 2022


  • Attention communication designers: The Visible Language editorial staff, made up of DAAP School of Design faculty, wants to know what’s on your mind so that we can shape our archive to be more accessible and usable to design practitioners, educators, and students. Please participate by following this link to a brief survey.

    Visible Language Journal is the oldest peer-reviewed design journal and advocates the potential for the research and practice of visual communication to enhance the human experience. The editorial staff strongly endorses this collective scholarship from all the authors and reviewers in the robust Visible Language network.

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  • Live Well Collaborative and Boeing interdisciplinary studio, reimagining the future of air travel, with students from the Master of Design, Industrial Design, Master of Architecture, Interior Design, Marketing, and Mechanical Engineering.

    A group of students and alumni received special recognitions: Sebra Debrecht (MDes 2021), Anabel Graciela (ID 2022), Sebastian Ramirez-Loaiza (Ph.D. student), Alexis Begnoche (ID 2020), Roshan Duggineni (MEng) for the patents filed in 2021 in the Live Well Collaborative and Boeing interdisciplinary studio; and Alejandro Lozano (Mobility Design Faculty Lead) for the Crystal Cabin Award.
In the picture, from left to right, are: Linda Dunseath, Alejandro Lozano, Anabel Graciela, Sebastian Ramirez-Loaiza, Sebra Debrecht, Craig Vogel, Matt Anthony.
  • DAAPX is a celebration of alumni accomplishments and a showcase of diverse projects and experiences across all majors and degrees. Several School of Design alum returned to the University of Cincinnati and gave presentations at this year's DAAPx: Symposium on Experiential Design.

    The recording of the presentations can be accessed online.

Left: Cori Corinner (CODE '15), Right: Chris Danemayer (GD '84)
Left: Donald Herzog (ID '09), Right: Christian Reichle (CODE '14)
  • NEW MOON Virtual Fashion Experience Premiere and a conversation hosted by Fashion Illustration Professor and DAAP Diversity Inclusion Liaison, Randall Wilson, with sisters Asha Ama (FASH) & Ayan Ama Bias-Daniels (CODE). Ayan is a Staff Visual Designer and Design Lead at one of the world's largest tech companies and Asha is a Fashion Designer, Creative Director, Entrepreneur, a Queen’s Village and ArtsWave commissioned artist. The sisters will share their experiences and how they have thrived in the corporate and entrepreneurial design industry as Black women as well as the need for financial and mental health equity for Black women in Design.
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  • As part of their final project, a group of 31 students in Professor Arti Sandhu’s FASH4070 Global Fashion Issues course designed and produced a class zine.

    Follow on Instagram @DAAP_globalfashionzine
  • Kathleen Meyer (ID'22), Ben Russ (ID'22) , Alli Shears (ID'22) , and Sanyu Xi (ID'22) were nominated for the IDSA Student Merit Award (SMA) and gave presentations to a panel of judges from the IDSA Cincinnati Chapter.
IDSA Student Merit Award (SMA) student nominees, ID faculty, and jurors from IDSA Cincinnati Chapter
  • Nominated by Professor Yong-Gyun Ghim, the project "Whitespace: The Future of Remote Collaboration," designed by ID students Amelia Carpenter and Grace Widmeyer, was shortlisted for the Red Dot Design Award: Design Concept.
Amelia Carpenter & Grace Widmeyer, “Whitespace”
  • Two Communication Design (CODE) students’ Title Sequence from Professor Yoshiko Burke’s Motion Design Overview class won Silver Awards for the Graphis New Talent 2022.
Eddie Loughran, “Ground Zero” (silver)
Gerard Niermann, “Anonymous(silver)
  • Four Communication Design (CODE) students from Professor Muhammad Rahman’s Typography 2 class won 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 honorable mentions awards in the Graphis 2022 New Talent competition.
Cassidy Finley, Posters (Gold)
Mackenzie Hilbert, Posters (Silver)
Ethan Hart, Posters (Honorable Mention)
Owen Wittich, Posters (Honorable Mention)


Matthew Wizinsky

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Professor Wizinsky co-presented a keynote lecture at “Speaking through Silence: A Public Conference on HIV/AIDS Histories,” hosted at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Professor Wizinsky’s book Design after Capitalism was published by the MIT Press. It received endorsements from Ellen Lupton (Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, MICA), Terry Irwin (Carnegie Mellon University, Transition Design Institute), and Carlos Teixeira (Institute of Design, IIT).
The book has been receiving attention in both academic and design practice contexts. Matt has discussed the book in events with UX designers at Google, the foresight consultancy Human Futures Studio in reference to work with IKEA, the Carnegie Mellon Futurist Club, and the social design organization What Can Design Do (Amsterdam). He also plans to give talks at Google (NYC), Carnegie Mellon University, Chicago Graphic Design Club, and podcast interviews with “Scratching the Surface and “Dear Future” (Digital Society School, Netherlands).
An additional site full of tools to support the book (both in study and in practice) includes lecture videos, recommended readings, a glossary of terms, readers’ and teacher’s guides, case studies from the book, a collection of design guidelines for practices, and there’s even a version of the book in memes. Much of this work was supported by recent MDes alum and soon-to-be Assistant Professor (CODE) D.J. Trischler.
Design after Capitalism
     Design after Capitalism was released by the MIT Press on March 15, 2022.

Injoo Kim & Brooke Brandewie

Professor & Assistant Professor, Fashion Design

Professor Injoo Kim and Assistant Professor Brooke Brandewie were accepted to lead a fashion design pedagogy workshop at the 2022 International Textiles and Apparel Association Conference in Denver, CO. The title of the workshop is “Exercising Co-Design as CBPR (Community-based Participatory Research) as a Pedagogical Framework based on Gen Z Learning Styles.” This is the second pedagogical workshop the two have developed and led, focusing on pedagogy for the future of fashion design education.

Ashley Kubley

Associate Professor, Fashion Design

Professor Kubley was recently interviewed for an article in Fast Company, “Why apple leather is the latest vegan trend in luxury bags and shoe”. For apple leather to truly take off, the food and retail industries will need to communicate, much as they do with the production of animal leather. “Ninety-nine percent of real leather is made from byproducts of the food industry. It’s a symbiotic relationship,” says Ashley Kubley. “To that end, many meat processing plants have a tannery onsite to consolidate the process. This relationship saves around 7.3 million tonnes of biological waste from landfills each year.”

Brigid O’Kane

Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Professor O’Kane attended the National Conference for Beginning Design Students (NCBDS) and presented a paper titled “The Heroine’s Journey: Aligning a Career Path with Personal Values,” which she co-authored with Sara Maloney, an ID graduate/previous student. She also participated in a panel discusssion for “Careers and Post Graduation”.

Arti Sandhu

Associate Professor, Fashion Design

Professor Sandhu received the UC International travel funding grant for faculty-led program development. She also published an article, When sarees speak: Saree pacts and social media narratives,” in Feminist Theory.

Maureen France

Professor, Communication Design

Professor France spoke at the groundbreaking for the new FOTOOFCUS building at the corner of Liberty and Sycamore. The new 6.7 million dollar arts center was designed by local architect Jose Garcia and will open in 2024. It is a permanent home for the non-profit photography organization, which will present its sixth Photography Biennial in October 2022. The Biennial is the largest of its kind in America and has featured more than 600 exhibitions and programs since its inception in 2010.  France is the President of the Board of Trustees for FOTOFOCUS.


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