Every year, students from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design visit design firms in a major North American city. 2010 brought the group to Toronto and to our studio.
Over the 2-hour visit, our seven student guests learned how design can impact the shopping experience and were intrigued by the process DMD follows in generating a unique, branded retail environment.
“The group was most impressed with your multi-disciplinary approach to design. The ways in which the projects paired graphic and structural elements was really interesting.” commented Luther Young.
The students also learned about what designers do on a day-to-day basis and the diversity of design skills required to successfully complete a retail program.
“CMU has a strong focus on using drawing and digital modeling to build upon one another. It was nice to see this academic approach used in a professional setting.”
We at DMD can only hope that, by sharing some of our thoughts and ideas, some of these fine, young designers will choose retail as the canvas for their talents.
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