Alex studied designed objects and fine arts at SAIC. He is a designer and artist who is inspired by the act of working with his hands.Alex loves to explore and immerse himself in new types of craft and different methods of design work.
Appealing to human curiosity and magnetism toward delightful objects and situations, Arianna focuses on open-ended and interactive designs.Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Arianna studied Art History at Tulane University in New Orleans, later moving to New York to work in art and design. She started a jewelry line, Overdot, which is based on reconfigurable pairings of simple geometries.
Brooke focuses on the simple gestures that happen between people and objects.She explores the relationship of digital technology and traditional techniques, merging them to achieve elegant solutions that shatter expectations.
In 2014 she exhibited her work in the Guerrilla Truck Show in Chicago.
Camille likes to look at how people interact with others via the objects around them.Valuing multifunctionality and customization, she treats design as a medium to communicate with the world. Camille spends time between Chicago and San Francisco with a four-legged companion known as Texas Rex.
MDes, Designed Objects, 2015
With a background in psychology and a knack for technology, Chester evokes a sense of wonder and play through his work. He believes design must be both functional and fun.Chester likes to explore modularity and multifunctionality in forms ranging from furniture to toys.
Jacob strives to evoke enhanced sensory reactions to otherwise mundane objects and spaces. His designs catalyze moments of marvel, comfort, and curiosity through formal gestures and material applications.Jacob studied interiors and furniture in Copenhagen, worked in fashion branding and retail interiors, and founded the fashion publication, Armour.
Josh’s work aims to achieve a precise and highly deliberate form that provides a gratifying and considered daily experience. His designed objects are genuine, clean, and simple—striving to satisfy the hand and reveal their true qualities upon interaction.Josh mixes digital technology and time-honored, hand-crafted traditions, using honest and straightforward materials that are never hidden or over complicated. He has exhibited his work at the Sullivan Galleries and the Guerrilla Truck Show in Chicago.
With a background in ceramics and woodworking, Kathie strives to improve people’s lives a little bit at a time by creating objects that challenge perceptions and evoke curiosity.She uses subtle forms and alluring materiality to captivate users and develop emotional appeal. Kathie also holds a BFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan.
Born and raised in South Korea, Nayeon attempts to provoke emotional connections by integrating cultural differences into her designs.Informed by people’s behaviors, her work focuses on users’ observations of and relationships with space. She also has a BFA in Spatial Design from Hongik University in Seoul.
Designed Object for CB2:
deep dish table and set of two cushions
Through his work, Tim seeks to create authentic objects across all modes of production in an increasingly commoditized world—always striving to design in a way that complements the richness of human interaction.With professional experience in finance and retail, Tim also earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
MDes, Designed Object, 2015
Zach’s works harness and transform natural phenomena into instruments, objects, interfaces, and design processes which aim to delight, surprise, anticipate, and communicate.With forms inspired by his experience in mathematical paper-folding and pop-up bookmaking, his designs feature kinetic elements, optical effects, and complex mechanisms. Zach is also a graduate of the University of Chicago’s Linguistics and Computer Science departments and he has served as a faculty member in SAIC’s Continuing Studies program. He has lectured on design, parametric approaches, paper-folding, animation, and digital art.
Designed Object for CB2:
tonic bar cart