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Our faculty brings a broad array of skills and perspectives; from hands-on prototyping to re-thinking large systems, from user-centered insights through manufacturing implementation, from digital design to manual craft.

 

We're questioning the future of product design while understanding its past.  

 

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Product Design Faculty

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Karl Williamson, Interim Department Chair

Karl Williamson is product designer and educator. Over the past 15 years his design practice has led him to work in the areas of product design, exhibit design, theater production, fine art, and collectible design.

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Sarah Templin

Sarah Templin is a product and material designer that specializes in reimagining material applications for housewares, soft goods and furniture to improve the sustainability of product lines and position our clients for the circular economy.

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Andrew Dahlgren

Andrew Dahlgren combines design, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship to create regional circular economic systems and strategies.

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Jessica Searfino

Jessica Searfino is a Senior Industrial Design 3D Specialist at Stanley Black and Decker, where she designs professional power tools for the DEWALT brand.

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Jesse Hill

Jesse Hill created Hill Studio in 2019 in Baltimore, MD. With over a decade of product design experience, his focus is on furniture, lighting and design education.

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Tim Devoe

Timothy DeVoe is an artist working in the media of sculpture, installation and interactive art. Tim received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited work internationally as well as across the continental United States.

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Ryan Carver

Ryan Carver graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Industrial design. In 2020 he launched Sixty Forty Design after working at Gutierrez Studios for 13 years.

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Elizabeth English

Elizabeth has 20 years of experience in architectural design and project management, as well as in furniture and fashion design. She has recently expanded her practice to include jewelry and sculptural objects. Elizabeth has been teaching at MICA since 2019, has been a guest juror at Morgan State University, and gave a lecture series for Johns Hopkins' Odyssey Program called "Technology, Architecture and Design", which examined the conceptual impacts of changing technology on the built environment.

Product Design Program Advisors

Product Design is a collaborative and ever-changing discipline. To keep connected and inspired we turn to these bright folks at MICA and beyond.

Juan Carlos Noguera, Former Chair of Product Design at MICA

Juan Carlos Noguera is an Industrial/Product Designer, he holds a Masters of Industrial Design (MID) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Bachelors of Industrial design (BID) from Universidad Rafael Landivar, in Guatemala city. A native Guatemalan, he was raised in a colorful and vivid culture. Juan was awarded as one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators under 35” LATAM in 2017.

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Victoria Pass, MICA Faculty

Victoria Rose Pass is a specialist in Visual Culture, particularly in areas of design and fashion. Her research considers the history of fashion culture in the 20th century and focuses specifically on issues of gender and race.

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Joey Zeledón

Joey Zeledón is an industrial designer. He often wonders how to make the mundane a little more magical. To bring some levity to the objects we surround ourselves with. And to bend our expectations of what our daily reality can be. In 2022, he founded his own design studio based on this notion, helping companies transform their product categories. Prior to starting his own practice, he led design teams over the past 15 years while working for companies like Clarks, Continuum, Smart Design, Steelcase, and HP. His design work has been recognized with over 40 awards and featured in Design Milk, Dezeen, Fast Company, Interior Design, New York Times, TASCHEN and Wired. Joey holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Ellen Lupton, MICA Faculty

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

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