Industrial Design

The four-year B.S. Industrial Design program emphasizes conceptualization, design, and production of products for personal, home, industrial, and commercial use, ranging from domestic and consumer products to medical, entertainment, and more. Students learn to design and develop product concepts, visualize them using the latest computer technology, and build models in a well-equipped model shop or computer lab. Students learn presentation skills to demonstrate their creative and unique solutions. Advanced industrial design topics include ergonomics, materials and manufacturing, and marketing.

Cellphones, HDTV and computer monitors, lighting, furniture, home appliances, exhibition spaces, computer-aided design, hand-modeling: all part of the SASD Industrial Design Program. SASD is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the governing body of undergraduate and graduate art and design schools.

Industrial Design Student Work

Vanessa Strubbe

Vanessa Strubbe

Brief: Design and make a lamp that uses changeable color gels to modify the light…
Vanessa Strubbe

Vanessa Strubbe

Brief: Design and model a travel-sized dry shampoo designed for consumers in Spain.
Kelsey and Mackenzie Day

Kelsey and Mackenzie Day

Brief: Design a customizable contemporary grandfather clock with changeable face plates and weights. Exhibited at…
Tripp Dinger

Tripp Dinger

Brief: Design and produce an interactive pull toy for toddlers.
Tripp Dinger

Tripp Dinger

Brief: Design and model an all purpose athletic shoe design to improve the user's grip.
David Clarkin

David Clarkin

Brief: A flat pack bamboo coffee table designed to be produced with a CNC router.…
Namhoon Kim

Namhoon Kim

Brief: In partnership with Unilever, design a pocket sized single-usage pop-out pack for the Dove…
Kelsey Day

Kelsey Day

Brief: Redesigning the relationship between carseats and cars. Finished 3rd place at World Traffic Safety…
Brandon Leach

Brandon Leach

Brief: Design and produce a new and innovative way of packaging for Ben and Jerry’s…
Ryan Peck

Ryan Peck

Brief: Design new packaging for Comfort detergent and a smaller alternative for travelers and lower…
Ben Wisoff

Ben Wisoff

Brief: In partnership with Unilever, design an eco-friendly packaging alternative for Axe.
Jeff Jean

Jeff Jean

Brief: Design a flat packaged lamp inspired by Ikea designs.
Kelsey Day 1

Kelsey Day 1

Brief: In partnership with Unilever, design premium and low-cost bar soaps for the Good Morning…
Kelsey Day 2

Kelsey Day 2

Brief: In partnership with Unilever, design premium and low-cost bar soaps for the Good Morning…
Mackenzie Day

Mackenzie Day

Brief: In partnership with Unilever, design new packaging for Dove soap, targeted for consumers in…
Sean Evelich

Sean Evelich

Brief: A model design of a high quality track spike, designed to be extremely light,…
Dale Shepard

Dale Shepard

Brief: Design an everyday running shoe for Nike.
David Clarkin

David Clarkin

Brief: Design and produce a musical push toy for children ages 2-4. This is designed…
Ben Wisoff

Ben Wisoff

Brief: Design and model an exhibition pavilion for Evergreen Solar.
Evan Anderson 1

Evan Anderson 1

Brief: Design and produce a sustainable children's toy designed to use recyclable material in an…
Evan Anderson 2

Evan Anderson 2

Brief: Design and produce a sustainable children's toy designed to use recyclable material in an…
Kurt Weseman

Kurt Weseman

Brief: Design and model an exhibition pavilion for ESPN's X Games.
Tetsuya Kobayashi 1

Tetsuya Kobayashi 1

Brief: Design and produce a flat-packing table lamp for Ikea using a wooden base and…
Tetsuya Kobayashi 2

Tetsuya Kobayashi 2

Brief: Design and produce a flat-packing table lamp for Ikea using a wooden base and…
Dave Clarkin 2

Dave Clarkin 2

Brief: Design a set of table and chairs using recycled aluminum and paper, and have…
Dave Clarkin 1

Dave Clarkin 1

Brief: Design a set of table and chairs using recycled aluminum and paper, and have…
Kurt Weseman

Kurt Weseman

Brief: Design and render a cellphone that folds and unfolds; for the CTIA Fashion in…
Manon Mananweena

Manon Mananweena

Brief: Design and render a cellphone that folds into three parts and tucks into an…
David Salonen

David Salonen

Brief: Design and render a wearable cellphone with an organic, futuristic style.
David Salonen

David Salonen

Brief: Design and render a chair formed of one piece of bent wood.
Kiichi Suzuki

Kiichi Suzuki

Brief: Design and render an all-in-one computer monitor workstation.
Anna Zimnoch

Anna Zimnoch

Brief: Design and render an adjustable paper organizer.
Jun Suk Park

Jun Suk Park

Brief: Design a device that uses micro-technology; here, ring-keys incorporating security features in a finger-ring.
Manuel Saez

Manuel Saez

Description: Rendering of award-winning air freshener (Daisy).
Daisuke Sawaki

Daisuke Sawaki

Brief: Make a composite 3D rendering of a ergonomic chair.
Manuel Saez

Manuel Saez

Brief: Make a 3D rendering and presentation layout for a makeup or shaving mirror.
Hyunchul Kim

Hyunchul Kim

Brief: Make a 3D rendering of a low-cost and fun camera.
Anna Zimnoch

Anna Zimnoch

Brief: Create a rendered composite of an urban bikerack.
Kurt Weseman

Kurt Weseman

Brief: Design and model an exhibition booth promoting an ESPN phone product to eXtreme sportsfans.

Industrial Design Faculty

Richard Yelle

Richard Yelle
Director

Raised in Massachusetts where he received his BFA at Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

John Almstead

John Almstead
Professor

John Almstead has a BFA and BID from RISD. He has 18 years of industry experience with Conair and Unilever R&D.