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NASA Lunar Rover | RISD Moonbuggy | Design To Compete

Ever think of what it feels like to be driving or rolling around on the surface of the moon? Hmm, here is an opportunity for you to participate in the NASA Rover competition. Wait a minute, isn’t that the RISD Moonbuggy? Yes, it is, but it has a new name this time, and it does…

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Inter(n)view: Erik Lack at Moment

Erik Lack is a senior in ID interested in UX/UI and product design. This summer, he interned at Moment, a design firm in New York City. He tells us a bit about his experience working there. What is your position? My official position was a Graphic Design intern, but I worked on some UX/UI as…

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Inter(n)view: Riley Sykes at Loft

Give us an introduction to yourself and where you are interning. RS: I’m Riley, a rising junior in ID.  I’m interning at Loft, LLC.  Loft, in Pawtucket RI, was co-founded by Jeanette Numbers and Gregor Mittersinker.  After working at top Boston design firms, they started their own together.  They are a user experience and product…

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Inter(n)view: Anneka Bjorkeson at Décor Craft Inc. (DCI)

1. Give us a brief introduction of yourself and where you worked this summer. A: My name is Anneka Bjorkeson and I’m raising senior in ID. This summer I was interning at a company in downtown providence called Décor Craft Inc. (DCI).  There were 5 interns and we did sort of a startup within DCI…

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Inter(n)view: Jake Amrhein at Michael Singer Studio

Give us an introduction to yourself and where you’re interning at. JA: I’ll be a junior this year and I’m interning at Michael Singer Studio in Vermont. This is the northern location; they also work out of Florida. From what I’ve seen, the studio does projects related to landscape architecture and sculpture, often blending aspects…

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Inter(n)view: Patricia Dranoff at Provir

(Members of the Porvir Office) Continuing on our “Inter(n)view journey” around the world, where will our next stop be? Here we have Patchi (Patricia) Dranoff (above far left), who is spending her summer in São Paulo. Below she’ll tell us about all the interesting things she’s up to in Brazil.   1. Where are you working?…

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Inter(n)view – Luna Ikuta

Luna Ikuta is a rising senior in the ID department. She hails from LA and is a designer and maker. Luna is doing two different internships under 2 RISD Furniture alum. Let’s hear what she has to say about her time interning for the two. Where are you interning? I’m interning at the Haas Brothers…

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Inter(n)view – Ryan Mather

Ryan Mather is a senior in ID. He’s spending the summer in San Francisco working as a 3D Design Intern at 3D Systems. Where are you interning? My summer’s been occupied by 3 projects, 1 is full time. The internship is at 3D systems which is a company that invented stereolithography. The other two projects…

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Inter(n)view: Abby Wolfe – PUMA

Abby Wolfe is a rising senior in ID. She’s spending her summer months as a footwear designer at PUMA. Take a look at what she has to say about the experience. Where are you interning? I’m interning at PUMA’s Boston office, which is called the Regional Creation Center. What is your position? I am doing…

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Inter(n)view: Prithika Mohan at Chegg

Give us a brief introduction to yourself and the company you’re at! PM: I’m Prithika Mohan, a rising senior in ID. I’m focused on the application of design and technology to address issues of education, environment and social development. I’m working at Chegg, an education-tech company, and they consider themselves the student hub. They began…