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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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Design Teachers Saved Me: An Interview with Judy Olausen

Judy Olausen on the University of Minnesota Scholars Walk

Judy Olausen (B.A. ’67) entered the University of Minnesota intending to study architecture. But a twist of fate and a full class led her to enroll in a photojournalism course taught by Dr. R. Smith Schuneman. It was a decision that would change her life.

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Where Are They Now? Product Design Class of 2018

Ben Krause's Avelo Crutch

In May 2018, the College of Design’s Product Design Program graduated its inaugural class of undergraduate students. With graduation once again upon us, we caught up with members of the first class to find out what they are up to now, how the program has impacted their lives, and what the future holds for them.

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