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Industrial Design Faculty

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Douglas Paige

Title Associate Professor - Industrial Design
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Design Center | Industrial Design 1.1 | Industrial Design 1.2 | Industrial Design 2.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.2

Degree BFA, Industrial Design, Cleveland Institute of Art


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.


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.

Anthony Santarelli

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Transportation Design

Degree BFA, Industrial Design/Commercial Interior Design from Cleveland Institute of Art

Anthony is an adjunct faculty member in the Industrial Design department at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Anthony has worked as a designer at Cyclonics Inc. and American Greetings. He has also done freelance work for IO Design, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Rogers Displays, and Jacobson and Associates among several other projects as well.

Adrian Slattery

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Materials + Processes | Professional Practices

Degree BA (Hons), Industrial Design from Central School of Art and Design in London; MBA, Cleveland State University

Adrian is the founder and principal partner of Design Interface Inc. an award winning design consultancy specializing in industrial, graphic, package and web design. He specializes in design for manufacturing and has experience helping entrepreneurial ventures formulate start-up business strategies. For ten years Adrian was operations manager for a specialty chemical company where he was responsible for custom process equipment design, plant construction and operations management. For the past 15 years he has been principal at Design Interface which has assisted start-up ventures to Fortune 50 companies design, transfer to manufacturing and launch consumer, industrial and medical products. Adrian has been using his professional experience to teach and enrich the Materials and Manufacturing Processes, and Business and Professional Practice, Entrepreneur classes since 2003.

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