No one knows for sure how the design future will shake out. But we’re pretty certain who will be shaking it. These future designers are already creating shock waves. Check out their stories here. And if you’re a future designer, or suspect you may know some, check out the resources below to get the boost you/they need.
Future designers: The movers and shakers
When Freddy Paige came to Clemson, he didn’t feel like he belonged. Now he’s on his way to earning a Ph.D. in civil engineering, thanks in part to people and programs able to provide encouragement and support. And he’s now helping others.
Second-year Mechanical Engineering student, Bangalore, Karnataka. Certified in Autodesk Inventor in 2015. Autodesk Student Expert since July 2014. Autodesk Expert Elite since March 2015. “Success happens when Opportunity meets Preparation …. Autodesk has been that platform, which gives students an opportunity and … the preparation to meet the needs of designing and creating a better tomorrow.”
Makeosity, Inc. offers a creative product incubator for young inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs who learn to use cutting-edge techniques, tools and software to rapidly prototype, test and market their products. Think Etsy for STEAM powered youth.
Future designers: The resources
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