Futures in Design
Alumni of the School of the Art Institute have futures in a wide range of design fields and practices. Our alumni value SAIC's interdisciplinary curriculum, emphasis on experimentation, and strong culture of making. Strong relationships with faculty and comfort working in diverse contexts give SAIC alumni the confidence to pursue their interests wherever they may be.
In “Expanding the Definitions of Design,” published in the July 15 edition the International Herald Tribune and featured on nytimes.com, writer Alice Rawsthorn highlights practical youth-oriented design courses co-founded by SAIC alumna Emily Pilloton (MFA 2005). Aimed at providing practical design strategies, a design course for high school students called Studio H—as well as a design camp for young girls called Studio G—approach design as a means to increasing everyday resourcefulness.
Sen Chang (BFA 2010) designs the world’s thinnest and lightest solar charger.