This year's edition of Newcity Design 50 looks at what's next for Design in the 2020s and features those who are engaged in boundary-pushing work, immersive experiences, and impeccable design across disciplines. Featured from the UIC Design faculty are Sung Jang, Associate Professor and Chair of Industrial Design; Cheryl Towler Weese, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Graphic Design; and Norman Teague, Adjunct Associate Professor of Design. Included with Teague are blkHaUS Studio collaborators Daniel Overbey and Kwabena Ankobiah (UIC BFA 2019). Kwabena is also a Design Researcher in the UIC Innovation Center.
UIC Design Alum, Renata Graw of Normal Studio (MFA Graphic Design 2014), makes the list again this year and we are joined by our colleagues in the School of Architecture: Paul Preissner and Paul Anderson, who will curate the U.S. Pvailion for the 2020 Venice Biennale; Ania Jaworska, Allison Newmeyer and Stewart Hicks, and Thomas Kelley.
Photography for Newcity by Nathan Keay.