Sunday, December 7, 2014

Phil Duncan

Phil Duncan was born in Cincinnati and has come extremely far from there, he went to UK for architectural design but also studied journalism and communications. His first job was working with Macintosh when they first came out, he then moved on to go back to school for an MBA at Ohio State, he graduated and went to work at P&G but then left that to “go back to his design roots” and work with the company Landor and help build it up in Cincinnati. Later on he was offered a job back at P&G by the CEO and he now runs the design team. He has a huge mix of design and business in his job because P&G helps design for  hundreds of products sold in retail. He has very strong fundamentals that he goes by when it comes to being a designer or working for P&G or at any job, you should have a strong passion, know what you're talking about, be hard working, a good storyteller, have guts and curiosity. P&G’s core value to envision possibilities is very relative to his lifestyle. He sees design advancing with technology and believes that 3D printing will be the next big thing once it is ready to be thrown into the world. From growing up in Cincinnati to traveling the world, design has definitely done him well.

Design Autobiography


A design firm we spoke to called LPK was composed of a board of six different individuals who have graduated and are now working in the field they love. LPK is the largest employees owned business where they help brands shift themselves on a local and global scale. LPK makes adaptations so the brand will continue to be successful in the market. They are able to do this by developing the brands strategy. LPK believes design touches every aspect of everyones life by helping solve everyday problems. They also state that design improve sustainability of everyday life. In the future, LPK believes that design will be shifting so that even people who aren't in the design world will still be shifting in a design sense.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Movie 9/10

For my 9th movie, I watched Angelica Koczur's movie on The Sears Tower. I really enjoyed watching this movie, because her artifact was not something that was a typical pick, and I really liked that about it. She gave many different insights on design during the movie, and I enjoyed watching that. She covered the different aspects of design while making the movie appealing and informative. I learned a lot about something new and she covered everything while doing it well.
For the 10th movie that I watched, Madi Luedeke made "The Circle" in downtown Indianapolis really come to life. I also enjoyed that this was not the typical artifact. She did a good job with informing the audience about the design aspect and how the design was important to the city and I also enjoyed how the design was not just for visual sake, but also for convenience and for the consumers. Over all this was a good movie and covered all the aspects of design in a meaningful way.

Movie 7/8

Nathaniel Wright: His artifact was Prospect Park. I found this park to be rather unique since there is a zoo located there. This park is in a location that provides tranquility to the city of New York. It has athletic fields found as well as a lake. This goes along with enhancement of the human experience.  I enjoyed his project video because of all the beautiful pictures around the park. I had never heard of Prospect Park before, when I think of New York I always imagine Central Park.
Christopher Cooley: His artifact was the Lexington Arboretum. This joint effort by the University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth of Kentucky embarked over 100 acres to represent various Kentucky landscapes. Visitors can walk on two different walking paths, a bridge, and view many beautiful gardens throughout their visits. Various pieces of artwork and sculptures can be found throughout the Arboretum. It enhances the human experience because environmental research is done there along with a location to get married, it also offers an open field where visitors can just come to relax. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Design Post 6: Ashley Boycher & Ann Dickinson

Ashley Boycher has her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and her Masters in Interior Architecture with an intensity in Museum Studies. She works at The Walters Museum of Art. It is an art history museum of human cultures. At any given time she juggles four projects at the same time setting up exhibits. She believes design is universal and necessary and that design makes things useful and approachable. She believes headed in a more specialized field.

Ann on the other hand has an extremely long history of design in her family. She attributes this to all of the simple designers that came before her. This includes her grandmother, who taught her how to sew quilts. These quilts set the precedence for what Ann does today. Today Ann is the dean of the college of design and uses her quilt background as a basis for all of the projects that she takes on. Ann sees the future of design as important and essential because it makes life meaningful. Ann also understands that there is more and more of a need for design today then there ever has been before.

Design Post 5: Mark & Anne

Mark is one of many trails. He started in Louisville where he attended catholic school, then he broke away to Morehead State because he wanted to play football. He later on left and brought his life to the University of Kentucky. While attending UK he studied the major of accounting while doing his undergrad. Afterward he attended Cornell University where he received his masters degree. Mark finally returned back to UK where he is an associate dean professor. Although Mark isn't big on design he does respect it and believes that it is important in everybody's life. Anne is also a professor at the University of Kentucky and she also teaches different levels of design from beginner to professional. She also works with different employers to experience different environments. Anne believes that design is important because it is part of solving problems.