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Apr 17, 2014

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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Apr 16, 2014

CIA's 'focused workshop environment' paid off

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Nicky Nodjoumi, the Iranian-American artist whose large-scale works are on view in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries through May 3, talked to WCPN's David C. Barnett about his career, his artwork, and his leaving Iran. Come check out the show and listen to the interview here: http://ow.ly/vTWIA.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 15, 2014

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

Academics . Industrial Design . Faculty

Industrial Design Faculty

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Daniel Cuffaro

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Industrial Design
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Industrial Design 1.1 | Industrial Design 2.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.2 | Professional Practices

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Dan is a designer, educator and entrepreneur. He consults in the area of industrial design, design strategy and user experience, and is an expertwitness in IP litigation. He is the Founder and Principal Designer for Abeo Design LLC, a sustainable furniture manufacturing company. He is the former Director of Design at Altitude, Inc, an award-winning product development firm in Boston, MA, and he worked as a consultant for Arthur D. Little, an international management and product development consulting firm. He has won several IDSA/IDEA awards and holds multiple patents. He has written for Innovation Magazine, The Design Management Institute Journal, and is co-author of the book ‘Process, Materials and Measurements.’ He has lectured in Mexico, The United Kingdom, and around the US. Dan is a co-founder of the District of Design economic development initiative aimed at positioning Northeast Ohio as a recognized center of design and innovation excellence. Dan is pursuing a Ph.D. in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management.

Brian Baker

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Industrial Design 1.2

Carla Jean Blackman

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Ergonomics + Design | Marketing + Design

Degree B.S., Industrial Design from Central School of Art and Design in London; M.B.A., Cleveland State University

Carla is the founder and principal partner of Design Interface Inc. an award winning design consultancy specializing in industrial, graphic, package and web design. She teaches Ergonomics and Design and Marketing and Design. In 1998 Carla received the Lily Grant to study women in design and in 2005 she authored a chapter on Ergonomics for the book Process Materials and Measurements, published in collaboration with the ID Department and fellow faculty member Dan Cuffaro.

D. Ed Covert

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  3D Modeling 1.1 | 3D Modeling 1.2 | 3D Modeling 2.1 | Transportation Design

Degree BS, Kent State University

Dennis Futo

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.407.0734

Courses  Communication Skills | Industrial Design 1.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.1 | Industrial Design 3.2 | INTA: Communication Skills 2

Degree BFA, Industrial Design, Cleveland Institute of Art

Dennis is an visiting instructor in Industrial Design at CIA. He has worked with clients such as Coleman, Ames, Weber, Proctor and Gamble, Sherwin Williams, and Moen. He has produced over 100 products and is named on 31 patents. His several awards include having the number 1 National New Product of the Year at Sherwin Williams for the Plastic Paint Container.

Robert Martinez

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Communication Skills | Communication Skills | Industrial Design 1.2

Degree B.F.A, Industrial Design from Michigan State University

Bob is an adjunct faculty member in Industrial Design at The Cleveland Institute of Art. He has worked as a designer at Huck and Studer Design, Babcock and Schmid Associates, Louis and Partners Design, and RGM Design where he is also the Director.

Peter McEachen

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Communication Skills | Communication Skills | Industrial Design 1.2

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Douglas Paige

Title Associate Professor - Industrial Design
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Design Center | Industrial Design 1.2 | Industrial Design 2.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.2

Degree BFA, Industrial Design, Cleveland Institute of Art

Profile:

Doug Paige has been both a practicing design professional and educator with a focus on design process. His current research incorporates biomimicry into design methodology, including the Biomimicry Professional program with Biomimicry 3.8, undergrad and graduate education, and his own product design work. His current work includes exploring how nature can help solve human problems in both industrial and developing communities. Along with his studio classroom projects, doug has been developing new models of education, collaborating with local organizations to bring together students and the community for special projects including; pallet furniture, urban bike racks, studio furniture from deconstructed houses and using natural systems to study the Cuyahoga River bulkheads and fish health. Doug brings together his diverse backgrounds in industrial design, product development, education and biomimicry to create a unique lens for exploring complex problems.

Experience:

Doug holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from The Cleveland Institute of Art, along with a Biomimicry Professional Certificate from Biomimicry 3.8. As an Associate Professor of Industrial Design he has built collaboration with the University of Akron’s Integrated Bioscience PhD program to help create the first PhD program in Biomimicry. His teaching experience also includes working with Biomimicry 3.8 in the B-Specialist program. Before joining the Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty in 1998, Doug spent 16 years as a practicing designer with Thomson Consumer Electronics and consulting firms in California and Ohio, designing a variety of products including: consumer electronics, medical equipment, luggage and a day cruise ship for the Hawaiian Islands. In addition to teaching, He maintains a design consultancy with technical, medical and outdoor sporting goods manufacturers.

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA grad, CWRU students make a splash with water-saving invention

CIA Industrial Design grad Andrew Schad '13 already has a job at Chrysler, but the product he invented as a student, along with two CWRU engineering majors, is making a splash and attracting investors.

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