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[Photos + Video] Design Intersections 2013

At a time when design plays a growing role in business success, there remains a communications gap between design production and design leadership. How do you bridge it? Greg Van Bellinger (B.S. Apparel '88), Hardlines Design Director at Target, spoke at Design Intersections on Thursday, May 2 about what it takes to bring strategic, thoughtful design to the marketplace. Images from the May 2013 eventDesign Intersections is a series of presentations by designers and representatives from other disciplines regarding the consequences and potential for design-induced change. Susan Sokolowski (Ph.D. DHA '99) will speak at Design Intersections in October 2013. Visit the Design Intersections website for more information.More stories from the College of Design:Barry Kudrowitz on Food, Space, and 3D…

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Retail Merchandising Students Develop 3D Virtual Stores

Working with Target Corporation’s Merchandise Presentation Department, eighty-one students competed in a visual merchandising innovation challenge this spring.  Students were given challenges in three different departments: Boys, Men’s, and Ready to Wear and worked in teams to develop strategies addressing those challenges and implementing their solutions in a 3D virtual store.  First prize was awarded to Sarah Lundberg and Natasha Bursch; second prize to Sasenka Curic and Joe LeGarde II; and third prize to Katy Anderson and Liz Schenkat. The following teams received honorable mentions: Jennifer Silbernagel and Michelle Kisrow; Rebecca Doepke and Erika O’Brien; Kaitlyn Grabinski, Michelle Conklin, and Jessica Chiu; and Landon Hersch and Elizabeth Wilson.(Back row, left to right) Sara Lundberg, Natasha Bursch, Celeste Bosn, David Sommer, Amy…

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Jenna Koller (BS '02 Retail Merchandising) Named National Account Manager for L'Oreal

Jenna Koller (BS '02 Retail Merchandising) accepted a position as National Account Manager for L'Oreal Paris Skin and Sun Care, one of the largest beauty care companies in the world. Koller, who previously worked as the Key Account Manager for L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics, will be responsible for achieving L'Oreal Paris Skin and Sun Care sales volume, market share, and profit objectives for Wal-Mart. In her 2011 career profile, Koller's advice for current students is to keep an open mind about the future, "Retail is a large industry, its not just about becoming a Target or Macy's buyer. Retail encompasses grocery, manufacturing, sales, product design and the list goes on. Retail is everywhere and there are so many different avenues one…

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Ada Ojiaku (BS Retail Merchandising '06) Joins Target Corporation

Ada Ojiaku (BS Retail Merchandising '06) announced that she will be joining the Target Corporation as a product manager. She'll work with buyers to source vendors used for hard line, private label brands. Previously a video game software buyer for Best Buy, Ojiaku is the current alumni president of the Design Student and Alumni Board. You can find more information about the retail merchandising program here.Would you like to be a member of the Design Student and Alumni Board? Applications are currently being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year (download PDF)….

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