Author Archives: Design Interface

2016 Summer Intern at Design Interface

Hi, my name is Joe Kastelic and I am interning at Design Interface this summer.  I will be returning to the Cleveland Institute of Art in the fall as a Junior majoring in Industrial Design.  I also graduated from the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Cleveland Institute of Art 2016 Industrial Design Graduates

Fourteen Industrial Design BFA candidates received their degrees at the 2016 commencement held at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This is always a special day for Design Interface Inc. Principals, Adrian Slattery and Carla Blackman, who are Adjunct Professors at … Continue reading

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Converting Sign Language to Speech

Congratulations to students Thomas Pryor and Navid Azodi, for creating gloves which convert sign language to speech. They are a great example which illustrates the synergy when engineering and business students combine to solve problems. You will understand their design … Continue reading

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E-skin Wearable Display

With the trend in high tech electronics to be as thin as possible, researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin flexible LED display that has exciting possibilities. The display can show numbers or images and conforms directly … Continue reading

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Cleveland Institute of Art 2016 Spring Shows

April 19 through April 22 Come celebrate as the CIA community unveils some of the best work created by students of all levels working in 15 majors. The Spring Show includes a Runway Show, Visual Arts Show, Craft & Design … Continue reading

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7 Takeaways from IDSA Central District Conference at Carnegie Museum of Art

Designers came together last weekend in Pittsburgh to be inspired and learn from students and professionals. As the student advisor for IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), I went along to support Austin Frank, Cleveland Institute of Art’s Student Merit … Continue reading

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Design on Reality TV

I found an interesting show called Ellen’s Design Challenge, produced by Ellen DeGeneres for HGTV. It’s a reality competition series that follows a group of six furniture designers competing to sketch, design and ultimately build a new piece in 24 … Continue reading

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Pantone 2016 Color of the Year: A Softer Take on Color

  It’s that time of year again—Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year. With all the stress that is experienced in the world today, it is only fitting that Pantone chose not one but two colors that reflect a … Continue reading

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Three Things That Make This Barbie Infographic

Here’s a great infographic I found in the February 8, 2016 issue of TIME magazine.* The things I like are the focused timeline, the clear design and interesting story. 1. Focused Timeline: • Uses years in bold typeface • Gives credible … Continue reading

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Graphic Design for New Products

Introducing a new product into the marketplace? Think about the other pieces of the branding and marketing puzzle. • Logo Design • Product Graphics (text or icons) • Retail Packaging • Instruction manuals • Advertisements • Sell Sheets • Marketing … Continue reading

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