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Industrial Design

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Industrial Design Faculty

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Dan 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 3.1 | Industrial Design 3.2

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 expert witness in IP litigation. He is the founder and principal designer of nCamp LLC (ncampgear.com), an outdoor goods company, and Abeo Design LLC, a design firm focusing on responsible products. 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 Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book. He has lectured in Mexico, The United Kingdom, China, and around the US.

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Haishan Deng

Title Associate Professor
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Advanced Automotive Design Language 2.2 | Automotive Design Language 1.1 | Industrial Design 3.2 | Transportation Design (EP)

Degree Master's degree in design arts and Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA)

Haishan Deng comes to CIA from the School of Industrial Design at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in China where he was hired to establish its transportation design program in 2007. By 2009, the program was the first in China to have student work featured on the website Car Design News and his students have been featured there four times since.

The recipient of 12 design awards – including one from the German Association of the Automotive Industry, and a Michelin Challenge Design Award – Deng is also the author of Drive to the Future, a book on transportation design education published in China. His work is featured in four other design books, one each published in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. He has published research papers at conferences and in professional journals and his work has been featured in 15 different periodicals and websites, including Business Week and Scientific American.

Deng, who refers to himself as a “cross-boundary designer,” has designed more than 50 products – including electronics, household and leisure products, sporting goods, and toys – for worldwide clients including Honeywell, Philips, and DeLonghi. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at GAFA, since 2002 he has served as chief industrial designer and creative director at Topwave Design Co., and industrial design consultant for Lasko Products, Inc. In 2007 he served as vehicle exterior designer for a German firm (F.X. Meiller Fahrzeug-und Maschinenfabrik-GmbH & Co. KG) where his responsibilities included superstructure design for Mercedes-Benz and Volvo dump trucks.

Deng earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1998. He spent one undergraduate year studying transportation design as an exchange student at University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria. He earned his master’s degree in design arts at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007.

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Douglas Paige

Title Professor
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7929

Courses  Design Center (EP) | Industrial Design 1.1 | Industrial Design 1.2 | Industrial Design 2.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.2

Degree MS, Biomimicry, Arizona State University
BFA, Industrial Design, Cleveland Institute of Art
Biomimicry Professional Certificate, Biomimicry 3.8

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 an MS in Biomimicry from Arizona State University, with a Biomimicry Professional Certificate from Biomimicry 3.8. along with a BFA 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.

D. Ed Covert

Title Lecturer
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  3D Modeling 1.1 | 3D Modeling 1.2 | 3D Modeling 2.1 | 3D Modeling for Transportation 1.1 | Industrial Design 3.1 | Transportation Design (EP)

Degree BS, Kent State University

Dennis Futo

Title Lecturer
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.407.0734

Courses  Communication Skills | Industrial Design 1.1 | Industrial Design 2.2 | Industrial Design 3.1 | Industrial Design 3.1 | 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.

Angela Clark

Angela Clark

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Degree BFA Industrial Design

Adrian Slattery

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Materials + Processes

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.

Shane Vanderlinden

Title Technical Specialist
Department Industrial Design
Phone 216.421.7000

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