The Student-Designed Design Conference

DSC_0354Last week Jefferson ID students produced a new edition of TANDEM, the yearly student-run design conference that’s fast become a high point of Fall semesters in the program. This year’s TANDEM conference was held in the DEC Center at Jefferson’s East Falls campus and included a full day of speakers and workshops connecting students from Jefferson and surrounding universities with professionals from all corners of design.

DSC_0556Students enjoyed presentations by professional designers from a broad range of areas including footwear design, architecture, fashion, virtual reality, and many more. Allan Chochinov, founder of Core77 and Chair of the SVA Products of Design MFA Program delivered the keynote lecture, speaking about creating greater impact with the least amount of design.DSC_0520

Workshops and demonstrations included CAD for virtual reality, 360 degree video, 3D printing, and wax casting. Hamid Holloman, a Philadelphia-based fashion designer, hosted a soft goods workshop where students learned the finer points of bag design utilizing textiles created by Jefferson textile design students.IMG_6661

In addition to the networking opportunities, attendees also benefitted from portfolio and resume reviews by many of the speakers as well as local design firms. Congratulations to the student organizing team on another impressive event!

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