BDes Student Tom Groom selected for the Be Original America Fellowship


BDes senior student Tom Groom has been selected as one of two Be Original Summer Design fellows. Selected among a large pool of outstanding applicants, the fellows will participate in a 7-week immersive experience, diving into all aspects of creating innovative, high-quality products: from research, design, and manufacturing to marketing, distribution, and promotion through hands-on, in-the-field learning. Fellows will visit pioneers and leaders in the design industry, including Bernhardt, Carnegie, Design Within Reach, Emeco, Flavor Paper, Rich Brilliant Willing, FLOS and Vitra. 

“This is a once in a life-time opportunity to look inside incredibly famous and productive companies”, said Tom Groom in an interview with Be Original. “I’m really looking forward to visiting different areas of the design industry and having the chance to have design professionals help develop my insight into areas which education at university can explore, but not fully develop like full-scale manufacturing, and in-industry research and development.”