Department (fonds) 31 - Product Design Department

An unidentifed instructor and students standing and sitting around a table viewing sketches in a ... Joseph Thompson and an unidentified student looking at her project. John Coleman giving a critique of product drawings which are hanging on the wall of the classroom... John Coleman giving a critique of product drawings which are hanging on the wall of the classroom... John Coleman and three unidentified students discussing product drawings and models. The drawings... Joseph Thompson advising an unidentified student on his plaster mold of a clay model of a kettle.... John Coleman and four unidentified students are working on clay models in the classroom.  Two of ... John Coleman giving advice to an unidentified student on his clay model of a toaster. Unidentified student working on clay model of a vacuum cleaner. George Jergenson and three students examining a vacuum cleaner. Robert Emerson (PROD 1951) is sta... Albert Cooling advising an unidentified student on a vacuum cleaner drawing. Unidentified student working on a vacuum cleaner drawing from a clay model. George Jergenson advising an unidentified student on a clay model of a vacuum cleaner. George Jergenson and an unidentified student reviewing a clay model of a vacuum cleaner. Unidentified student working on a bell-shaped clay model. George Jergenson advising an unidentified student on his clay model. George Jergenson advising an unidentified student on his clay model. Strother MacMinn and unidentified students at work on product drawings in the classroom. George Jergenson and unidentified students at work on product design drawings of toasters and oth... Nolan Didion (PROD 1950) and Richard Collier (TRAN 1950) working on drawings for a boat design as...
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31

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Product Design Department

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  • 1945- (Creation)

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(1950-)

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Product design was first taught at Art Center in the 1950s within the Industrial Design curriculum. It became a separate department in 1991.

Product Design Department Chairs are:
C. Martin Smith 1987-2008
Karen Hofmann 2008 - present

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The Product Design Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Product Design department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Product Design Department collection, Department Chairs collections, and Photograph collection.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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