Department of Design

Two students in Western Washington University’s Department of Design, Coral Saville and Mercedes Schrenkeisen, have each won a Student Silver Addy award at the American Advertising Awards in Seattle in the category "Elements of Advertising, Animation or Special Effects."

Western's Design Department will host design-industry luminaries and WWU alumni Paul Lau and Christina Sakura in May as part of the Design View Speaker Series. The talks are free and open to the public, but registration via Eventbrite is required. Information about registration can be found at…

Design is a profession that, at its heart, is all about problem solving, and that is just what Western’s Department has done with their annual Design Days event. They have taken an event that is usually held in person and built it into an interactive virtual event to…

Join the WWU Department of Design for November Art Walk on Nov. 1! The department, with the support of Faithlife, will present a large-scale musical animation exhibition projected onto the side of the historic 7-story Flatiron building downtown Bellingham on Bay St.

The evening…

Spring 2019 graduates Miranda Ward (Art Studio) and Nicole Sievers (Design/Art Studio) and fall 2018 graduate Kaitlyn Kelm (Art Studio) were selected as three of the six winners whose art will be featured on traffic boxes in Bellingham’s Arts District. Installation of the art is slated…

Hundreds of alumni gathered in Seattle on Saturday, April 6 for an evening of networking and socializing. Graduates of the combined programs of Graphic Design and Visual Communication Education spent an evening reminiscing with old classmates and making new connections. Attendees were also…

The Bellingham Music Film Festival is accepting student submissions until this Friday, Feb 1. Western students can use the discount code WWUBMFF19 when submitting with proof of ID uploaded. Students will then receive $10 off, making the submission fee only $5! Submit on https://filmfreeway.com/…

The Western Washington University Department of Design will host Markus Wierzoch of Artefact at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in Arntzen Hall 100. Wierzoch leads Artefact’s industrial design practice and directs multidisciplinary design teams through the development of products, experiences,…

Director of Global Beverage at Pepsico’s Design + Innovation Center in New York City Fumi Watanabe James will give a free lecture on design at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Miller Hall room 138.

The lecture is open to the public.

James is a graduate of Western Washington…

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