Department of Product Design News

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A Watershed Moment for Art + Design

The School of Art + Design to host 510 Oak grand opening at the Dec. 7 First Friday ArtWalk

Sasquatch bike designed by Product Design students

Designing Sasquatch

Students in the Department of Product Design created a graphic design for a new, one-of-a-kind Sasquatch-themed bike as part of the PeaceHealth Rides and JUMP Bikes campaign.

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New 510 Oak Building Brings New Creativity to Downtown Eugene

The newly renovated building will house Art and Product Design faculty research studios as well as the new Center for Art Research.

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College of Design Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Design is welcoming several new faculty members across the college.

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Sports Product Design Goes to the Portland Maker Faire

Join faculty from the School of Art + Design’s Sports Product Design program at OMSI’s Makers Faire, September 15–16 in Portland.

Susan Sokolowski

What Do Teachers Make? A Difference

Susan Sokolowski, associate professor and program director for Sports Product Design at the University of Oregon, is a teacher who makes a difference.

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Two Sports Product Design Graduate Students Make the Finals in International Competition

Olivia Echols and Christel Thue Høgsted are finalists in the Woolmark Performance Challenge.

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What Does It Take to Design a World Cup Jersey?

Director and Associate Professor of Sports Product Design Susan Sokolowski spent nearly 20 years working for a major sports manufacturer on innovative products, for events like the World Cup and the Champions League Final.

Gerardo Sandoval

New Diversity Fellow Announced

Dean of the College of Design, Christoph Lindner announced the College’s new Dean’s Fellow for Diversity.

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A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

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Students Prepare the Feast to Celebrate 10 Years of Product Design

For the past 10 weeks, 14 senior undergraduate product design students have been busy at various studios on campus and around town, sawing, designing, building, hammering, constructing, molding, and sewing in preparation for this one special event where at the end of the night, patrons get to take home their individual place settings as mementos of the occasion.

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Sixth Annual Senior Art Show Features School of Art + Design Students

The School of Art + Design’s annual senior art show, featuring the work of nearly 80 students, takes place in Lawrence Hall on the UO campus beginning June 11 with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., continuing through Commencement Day, June 18.

Natasha Anand, Drew McGrath, and Nick Cantrell

Sports Product Design Team Earns 1st Place with Winning Wetsuit

As sports product designers, UO students Natasha Anand, Drew McGrath, and Nick Cantrell jumped at the opportunity to work with Paralympian Ann Yoshida and to help others gain access to the amazing physical and emotional benefits of surfing.

Wilson W. Smith III surrounded by shoes

Nike Product Design Star Wilson Smith Receives College of Design’s Highest Honor, the Lawrence Medal

Wilson W. Smith III is being recognized with the Lawrence Medal and will be the speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony in June.

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