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It All Comes Back to the Outdoors: An Interview with Ben Leibham (B.S. ’18, Product Design)

Testing out a VL Mountaineering backpack in Rocky Mountain National Park

A member of the inaugural product design class, Ben Leibham (B.S. ‘18, Product Design), combined his interests in art, engineering, and business to create his own business, Summit Prototyping & Design, LLC.

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Apparel Design Partnership Creates Zero-Waste Fabric System

Apparel Design students learn about Winsome Goods.

To become more sustainable, Winsome Goods founder Kathryn Sieve (B.S. ‘11, Apparel Design) knew she had to find a way to incorporate the leftover fabric scraps from her products into usable items. After discussing the problem with instructor Lindsey Strange it became clear that it was the perfect research project for students to tackle.

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Be Kindly Curious: An Interview with Alumna Meenal Patel

Priya Dreams of Marigolds and Masala cover

Growing up, there weren’t many picture books where Meenal Patel (B.S. ’06, Graphic Design) could see herself, a lack of representation that persists to this day. After witnessing first hand the impact picture books had on her nieces, this alumna decided to pursue her dream of becoming a children’s book author.

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