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Welcome to the Department of Design

Design Programs


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New Faculty

We are very excited to welcome Assistant Professor Dana Ragouzeos to the Department of Design. Dana is a visual thinker and curious listener, her expertise lies in industrial and interaction design and she will be teaching classes that focus on design research, information design, game design, and healthcare design.

Link to Bio

Pink See-Saw and Pottery

Professor San Fratello at the Smithsonian

Professor Virginia San Fratello's Pink Borderwall Teeter Totters are on display as part of the Designing Peace exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Learn more about the exhibit

Woman looking at Sculpture

Professor Han Awarded NEA Grant

Graphic Design Professor Yoon Chung Han has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in collaboration with Professor Ozgur Keles from Engineering to teach students how 3D printing can be a vehicle for cultural exchange.

Learn more about Professor Han's creative work and research

Drawing of a Large Water Receptacle

The O+A "Design for Change" Award

Congratulations to Will Christman, who is the O+A "Design for Change" award winner! His design for change is the UNHCR Desert Tent: "A shelter system created for climate refugees in North Africa. Focused on creating community and efficiency in the refugee camp."

Learn more about Will and his design and O+A

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The Forust Sustainability Prize

Congratulations to Keisha Herrera! She is the winner of The Forust Sustainability Prize for Innovative Concepts in Additive Manufacturing.

Learn more about Keisha and Forust

Humanoid Wolf Sitting

International Exhibit of Student Work

SJSU Graphic Design and Animation BFA students showcased their creative work at the SIGGRAPH 2022 conference in Vancouver, Canada. Congratulations to all the students who were selected to take part in this exhibit!

See their excellent work on the Education Committee website