Class 2020

Alex D'Haeseleer   adhaese@risd.edu

Alex D'Haeseleer

adhaese@risd.edu

Alyzeh Rizvi   arizvi@risd.edu

Alyzeh Rizvi

arizvi@risd.edu

Ashesh Gohil   agohil@risd.edu

Ashesh Gohil

agohil@risd.edu

Ben Wainmann   bwainman@risd.edu

Ben Wainmann

bwainman@risd.edu

 
Charlotte Clement   Charlotte is from both Rhode Island and Portland, Oregon. She graduated with a BA from Drew University, specializing in sculpture and environmental studies and sustainability. Before RISD, Charlotte primarily worked as a retail buyer, manager, and designer for a Portland based beekeeping company. She has developed her own freelance illustration practice and has worked as an artist assistant for gallerists, ceramicists, puppeteers, and the leather industry.  Charlotte brings a keen interest in agriculture, systems thinking, and material process to her studio practice. Charlotte has plans to run for President in 2024, but that's a big secret so don't tell anyone.  But vote for her.  cclement@risd.edu

Charlotte Clement

Charlotte is from both Rhode Island and Portland, Oregon. She graduated with a BA from Drew University, specializing in sculpture and environmental studies and sustainability. Before RISD, Charlotte primarily worked as a retail buyer, manager, and designer for a Portland based beekeeping company. She has developed her own freelance illustration practice and has worked as an artist assistant for gallerists, ceramicists, puppeteers, and the leather industry.

Charlotte brings a keen interest in agriculture, systems thinking, and material process to her studio practice. Charlotte has plans to run for President in 2024, but that's a big secret so don't tell anyone.

But vote for her.

cclement@risd.edu

Hyunseok An   Hyunseok is an audacious spirit, professional failure, endless iterator, social meddler, pragmatic non-conformist, mere part of nature, Buddhism and Design practitioner for human culture & mother nature.   From a science enthusiast awarded a silver medal at International Biology Olympiad, to a management consultant at Arthur D. Little, to a IT startup entrepreneur at I'mport;, and now, he is practicing design for ‘ulrim [울림]’; the experimental design practice for inner reverberation.   han@risd.edu   ulr.im

Hyunseok An

Hyunseok is an audacious spirit, professional failure, endless iterator, social meddler, pragmatic non-conformist, mere part of nature, Buddhism and Design practitioner for human culture & mother nature. 

From a science enthusiast awarded a silver medal at International Biology Olympiad, to a management consultant at Arthur D. Little, to a IT startup entrepreneur at I'mport;, and now, he is practicing design for ‘ulrim [울림]’; the experimental design practice for inner reverberation. 

han@risd.edu

ulr.im

Irina Wang   Irina grew up Taiwanese-Floridian before moving to London for undergraduate studies and working as a graphic designer at Pentagram. In the past she’s combined a love of typography, language, and environmental theory by designing alongside linguists and native communities to revitalize endangered languages — and is currently applying this transdisciplinary approach to systems design around nuclear nonproliferation. She has a soft spot for leavened bread, 50mm lenses, longform journalism, her old Bianchi, campfire smell, and the printed word. As a generalism specialist, she is happiest dabbling in too many things but will skew cynical if she doesn’t climb a tree, pet a cat, or complete a crossword every once in a while.  iwang03@risd.edu   irinavw.xyz

Irina Wang

Irina grew up Taiwanese-Floridian before moving to London for undergraduate studies and working as a graphic designer at Pentagram. In the past she’s combined a love of typography, language, and environmental theory by designing alongside linguists and native communities to revitalize endangered languages — and is currently applying this transdisciplinary approach to systems design around nuclear nonproliferation. She has a soft spot for leavened bread, 50mm lenses, longform journalism, her old Bianchi, campfire smell, and the printed word. As a generalism specialist, she is happiest dabbling in too many things but will skew cynical if she doesn’t climb a tree, pet a cat, or complete a crossword every once in a while.

iwang03@risd.edu

irinavw.xyz

Jacob Dangstorp   jdangsto@risd.edu

Jacob Dangstorp

jdangsto@risd.edu

 
Ji Hyung Moon   Once I heard from a lecture by an architectural historian that “the soul never thinks without phantasm.” I believe in the notion that design can be the driving force of change in our world by raising public awareness to social or environmental concerns. But at the same time, they don’t always have to be directly depicted. Rather, it could be one of possible options to invite viewers to the world of personal appreciation. One of my professors told me that he loves a sense of “surreal humor” in my artworks. As I prefer non-sequitur to easy inference, I tend to twist the connection between a work’s first impression and its rear blast intentionally. My foremost mission in design is to appeal to the mind’s eye, to capture the viewers emotionally before they can understand a product’s function. I’ve experienced outpouring instant creativity coming from my own imagination myself, so I would like to contribute to others’ creation of wonderland reflecting each individual’s own perspectives. I design down to-earth and human-scale objects that could stimulate emotional responses by inviting users to engage physically with a given object. I have always had a penchant for small intriguing objects, especially toys, since forever. Since childhood, my interaction with toys infused in them a sort of life. This became an undying impetus for my design.  jmoon02@risd.edu

Ji Hyung Moon

Once I heard from a lecture by an architectural historian that “the soul never thinks without phantasm.” I believe in the notion that design can be the driving force of change in our world by raising public awareness to social or environmental concerns. But at the same time, they don’t always have to be directly depicted. Rather, it could be one of possible options to invite viewers to the world of personal appreciation. One of my professors told me that he loves a sense of “surreal humor” in my artworks. As I prefer non-sequitur to easy inference, I tend to twist the connection between a work’s first impression and its rear blast intentionally. My foremost mission in design is to appeal to the mind’s eye, to capture the viewers emotionally before they can understand a product’s function. I’ve experienced outpouring instant creativity coming from my own imagination myself, so I would like to contribute to others’ creation of wonderland reflecting each individual’s own perspectives. I design down to-earth and human-scale objects that could stimulate emotional responses by inviting users to engage physically with a given object. I have always had a penchant for small intriguing objects, especially toys, since forever. Since childhood, my interaction with toys infused in them a sort of life. This became an undying impetus for my design.

jmoon02@risd.edu

Jingwei Deng   jdeng01@risd.edu

Jingwei Deng

jdeng01@risd.edu

John Beck   jbeck02@risd.edu

John Beck

jbeck02@risd.edu

Joyce Chang   With a background in craft and material studies, Joyce has been focusing on design to enhance user experience through objects. She believes that utilizing form, texture and material in design process is essential in creating an engaging experience for the user. Her current practice continues to explore on making that is process driven, and researches on how to use physical senses to navigate the digital world.  tchang02@risd.edu

Joyce Chang

With a background in craft and material studies, Joyce has been focusing on design to enhance user experience through objects. She believes that utilizing form, texture and material in design process is essential in creating an engaging experience for the user. Her current practice continues to explore on making that is process driven, and researches on how to use physical senses to navigate the digital world.

tchang02@risd.edu

 
Kyungah Sohn   ksohn@risd.edu

Kyungah Sohn

ksohn@risd.edu

Mary Chavez   Mary has a B.A. in Creative Writing with Communication Arts minor, but her work background is mainly in after school care and summer camps. She has a passion for engaging with children and making things for them, including toys, stories, activities and games. She’s come to RISD with the hope of making a career out of that passion. She believes in the true beauty of handmade goods and hopes to pass on her beliefs to future generations. Other hobbies/interests include: travel, sewing, logic puzzles, animals and musical theater.  mchavez@risd.edu

Mary Chavez

Mary has a B.A. in Creative Writing with Communication Arts minor, but her work background is mainly in after school care and summer camps. She has a passion for engaging with children and making things for them, including toys, stories, activities and games. She’s come to RISD with the hope of making a career out of that passion. She believes in the true beauty of handmade goods and hopes to pass on her beliefs to future generations. Other hobbies/interests include: travel, sewing, logic puzzles, animals and musical theater.

mchavez@risd.edu

Rebeca Gonzalez Morales   rgonza01@risd.edu

Rebeca Gonzalez Morales

rgonza01@risd.edu

Rohit Sen   Rohit tries to exist between material exploration and critical design. He stresses on global craft, and pushing beyond the conventional one-dimensional sensory experience of aesthetics. With a background in Economics and management consulting, Rohit takes a keen interest in design entrepreneurship that positively impacts our global society.   rohitsen.com   rsen01@risd.edu

Rohit Sen

Rohit tries to exist between material exploration and critical design. He stresses on global craft, and pushing beyond the conventional one-dimensional sensory experience of aesthetics. With a background in Economics and management consulting, Rohit takes a keen interest in design entrepreneurship that positively impacts our global society.

rohitsen.com

rsen01@risd.edu

 
Shiyang Yao   syao02@risd.edu

Shiyang Yao

syao02@risd.edu

Yangyang(Steven) Ding   Steven loves objects and uses different perspectives to observe the world. Steven believes the beauty of the design is not only the beauty itself, which is more about perspectives and thoughts. He uses beauty as a temptation to attract audience and then releases the power of his thoughts.   dinginging.com   yding02@risd.edu

Yangyang(Steven) Ding

Steven loves objects and uses different perspectives to observe the world. Steven believes the beauty of the design is not only the beauty itself, which is more about perspectives and thoughts. He uses beauty as a temptation to attract audience and then releases the power of his thoughts.

dinginging.com

yding02@risd.edu

Sarah Garrison   jdeng01@risd.edu

Sarah Garrison

jdeng01@risd.edu

Taber Gifford   tgifford@risd.edu

Taber Gifford

tgifford@risd.edu

 
Vidur Madhav   vmadhav@risd.edu

Vidur Madhav

vmadhav@risd.edu

Mengjiao (Vivien) Han   mhan@risd.edu

Mengjiao (Vivien) Han

mhan@risd.edu

Yutong Shen   yshen03@risd.edu

Yutong Shen

yshen03@risd.edu

Zihan Zhou   Zihan is a student who despises unsustainable practices, technological restrictions and monotonous production. He believes in the necessity of diversity in our built environment. He believes in the possibility of new technologies and the beauty of traditional materials. He believes in using design to bring users an enlightening experience.  zzhou02@risd.edu

Zihan Zhou

Zihan is a student who despises unsustainable practices, technological restrictions and monotonous production. He believes in the necessity of diversity in our built environment. He believes in the possibility of new technologies and the beauty of traditional materials. He believes in using design to bring users an enlightening experience.

zzhou02@risd.edu

Ziying Qiao   Meet and know me in my design works.   zyqiao.design   zqiao@risd.edu

Ziying Qiao

Meet and know me in my design works.

zyqiao.design

zqiao@risd.edu

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