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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


A Design Professor's Advice on Design Crits: How to Give Them, How to Take Them

[Title photo by @plqml on Unsplash]Those of you who went to design school: Do you remember how apprehensive you were before a design crit? Or worse, watching the guy or girl in front of you getting shredded by the professors, and seeing that you were next? I also recall one of my fellow students having a meltdown in the middle of one. I don't mean that hyperbolically--he had to be removed from the room by a mental health professional. (Two of you who went to school with me are reading this, and...
Tags: Design, Design.edu, RIT, RISD, Goldstein, Mitch Goldstein


Sunday Support Group for that Rare Darkroom Rat: Enlarger Dealz

You're not looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. Know how I know? Because no one is looking to buy a brand new B&W enlarger. But consider this. For people who want to practice old-fashioned, obsolescent film / analog / traditional / opto-chemical B&W photography (whatever you want to call it) from soup to nuts, start to finish, it's not the film or the chemicals or the cameras but the enlarger that might well be the bottleneck going forward. The reason is that an enlarger is one of those devi...
Tags: Photography, UK, Ebay, Germany, Photo Techniques, David, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Kaiser, Wisconsin, Tokyo, Bill, Jack, Rhode Island, Steve


This Week in Photography: The early 70’s

  Part 1: The Intro It’s tempting to glorify the past. (Mighty tempting.) I wrote recently, in my eulogy to Robert Frank, that MAGA is really one more expression of the desire to return to the 1950’s. It’s easy to mock that desire, (and I did,) because it so easily connects to a whiter, more racist and sexist America. If we were to try to understand it on less nefarious terms, we might agree people associate the 50’s with American dominance, and a more naive, safer, more small-town version of ou...
Tags: Photography, Florida, Navy, California, Berlin Wall, Americas, America, Atlanta, Walmart, Clint Eastwood, New Orleans, Silicon Valley, Harry, Steve McQueen, Bill, West Coast


Top 3 Things ALL Graduates Should Be Thinking About Right Now

Listen to the Podcast Congrats! You did it – you’re graduating! Big ups on all the hard work and long hours. But here’s the scary part. Graduation is the first day of the rest of your life. Last week by far the most popular question I saw in my social feed was around graduation. Either YOU were graduating, your friends or sons / daughters–and, naturally, there was a lot of concern. Generally you asked what I’d tell new graduates in a time like this … So that’s what today’s #chasejarvisRAW is all...
Tags: Travel, Career, Motivation, Videos, School, Business, Photography, Learning, College, Advice, Inspiration, Selling, Risk, Industry, Creativity, How To


On the Floor with Core: A Walk Through ICFF 2019

If you're looking for the widest range of furniture projects to on view during NYCxDesign, ICFF is typically your best bet. The independent design world has crept its way into the traditionally larger-scale air of ICFF at Javitz Center, so in addition to your expected larger brands, we're beginning to see some of the young, upcoming design crowd trickle in with an upscale, and sometimes downright quirky, point of view.The student shows also continue to delight us year after year, with 2019 as no...
Tags: Design, Botswana, Furniture Design, University Of Cincinnati, RISD, ICFF, Javitz Center, Photo Galleries, Nycxdesign, GACA, Aleksandra Gaca, Aleksandra Gaca Aleksandra Gaca, Ruben van Megen, ICFF Hollands Licht Hollands Licht, Ventura New York Hollands Licht, Susanne de Graef


The Dissatisfied Designer

A young designer asked me this question during the Q&A session after one of my talks at a conference: "What is the most important skill to have as a designer?" After pausing for a beat, it dawned on me that the most important skill to cultivate as a designer isn't sketching, modeling, research methodologies, leading workshops, or presenting—it's dissatisfaction. Getting into the state of having just the right amount of dissatisfaction is the glue that holds all of my work together. It is somethi...
Tags: Design, Essay, Gentry, RISD, Cleveland Institute of Art, Gentry Humphrey


This Ethereal Raincoat is Made Out of Algae-Based Plastic

While there's a lot of public discourse about where plastics go, not much attention is typically paid to where they come from. For interdisciplinary designer Charlotte McCurdy, who began researching the chemical processes of material production during her graduate studies at RISD, our focus on waste reduction and biodegradability is more of a "band-aid solution" that misses the larger connection between common plastics and climate change. Most plastics today are made from fossil fuels, which are...
Tags: Design, Materials, Fashion Design, Cooper Hewitt, Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, RISD, McCurdy, New Inc, Charlotte McCurdy


Verified Expert Brand Designer: Lake Buckley

In 2017, Lake Buckley turned down an in-house role at Patagonia to launch her freelance design career in a 400 sq. ft studio in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the RISD-trained designer and art director has helped founders bring their mission-driven brand to life. We spoke with Lake about why she chose to become an independent designer, what makes a successful client collaboration, and what projects she’s most proud of (hint: one of them involves fig wasps). Why she likes working with founders: ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Patagonia, Talent, Hiring, Lake, Brooklyn NY, RISD, Personnel, Verified Experts, Yvonne Leow, Brand Designers, Lake Buckley


The New Cottage in RISD XYZ alumni magazine

Happy to see my latest book The New Cottage from The Taunton Press and the many RISD folks featured within it mentioned in the current fall/winter 2018/2019 issue of RISD XYZ alumni notes.by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
Tags: Design, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, RISD, My cottage book


Chromatic Anime-Inspired Sketches: Student Edition

Natalie Baron is an illustration student at RISD, expected to graduate in 2020. When I first discovered her sketchbook, "student" was definitely not the word that came to mind. She uploaded her sketchbook in its entirety to Behance, and it's absolutely glorious. Using Posca pens, Molotow markers, colored pencils, and ink she creates spread after spread filled to the brim with colorful detailed sketches. Dare I say that I prefer the sketchy doodled chaos over a more refined, digital character...
Tags: Art, Behance, RISD, Natalie Baron


A Look at Design School Dorms, Part 2: SCAD's Ultra-Modern Hive Complex

If you're a first-year student at RISD, you've got a variety of traditional-style dorm options. But the bulk of first-year students at the Savannah College of Art and Design are sited at the Hive, a co-ed, ultra-modern complex of four-person suites that feature a fit-and-finish more in line with a boutique hotel than a college dorm. The Hive consists of eight identical four-story buildings with bee-themed names: Apiary, Bumble, Colony, Dance, Everest, Flower, Garden and Honey. (Co...
Tags: Design, Georgia, Ada, Design.edu, Savannah College of Art, RISD, SCAD, Amazon Locker


Design School Dorms, Part 2: SCAD's Ultra-Modern Hive Complex

If you're a first-year student at RISD, you've got a variety of traditional-style dorm options. But the bulk of first-year students at the Savannah College of Art and Design are sited at the Hive, a co-ed, ultra-modern complex of four-person suites that feature a fit-and-finish more in line with a boutique hotel than a college dorm. The Hive consists of eight identical four-story buildings with bee-themed names: Apiary, Bumble, Colony, Dance, Everest, Flower, Garden and Honey. (Co...
Tags: Design, Georgia, Ada, Design.edu, Savannah College of Art, RISD, SCAD, Amazon Locker


In Boston’s Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect

Tiny Rhode Island and its capital city Providence have always punched above their weight, for better or for worse.Better: Little Rhody’s founder Roger Williams, fleeing religious persecution in 17th-century puritanical Massachusetts, was one of America’s first abolitionists and created the concept of the separation of church and state.Worse: After World War II, one Providence neighborhood became the nerve center of New England organized crime and one of its mayors the ne plus ultra of civic cor...
Tags: Wellness, Startups, Accelerator, Entrepreneurship, Government, Boston, Massachusetts, America, City, Trends, Neuroscience, Lifespan, Bankruptcy, Vc, Software, Incubator


A Look at Design School Dorms, Part 1: RISD First-Year Housing

By now you crazy college kids have had time to settle in to your Fall Semester '18, and your dorm room is starting to feel like home. But the curious among you must wonder: How does your dorm room stack up against the dorms from other design schools? In this series we'll take a look at what each school offers. First up: RISD housing for first-year students. If you're a freshman at RISD, you're housed at one of six buildings in The Quad. This is regardless of what major you'll eventually cho...
Tags: Design, Miller, Design.edu, RISD, Fashion Apparel, East Hall, Carpenter House, Homer Hall, Nickerson Hall Like Homer Hall Nickerson, Pardon Miller House, Nickelson Halls Pardon Miller, South Hall Unlike Pardon Miller South Hall


A Look at Design School Dorms, Part 01: RISD First-Year Housing

By now you crazy college kids have had time to settle in to your Fall Semester '18, and your dorm room is starting to feel like home. But the curious among you must wonder: How does your dorm room stack up against the dorms from other design schools? In this series we'll take a look at what each school offers. First up: RISD housing for first-year students. If you're a freshman at RISD, you're housed at one of six buildings in The Quad. This is regardless of what major you'll eventually cho...
Tags: Design, Miller, Design.edu, RISD, Fashion Apparel, East Hall, Carpenter House, Homer Hall, Nickerson Hall Like Homer Hall Nickerson, Pardon Miller House, Nickelson Halls Pardon Miller, South Hall Unlike Pardon Miller South Hall


The Shingled House DIY: Easy Burlap Shades (for Less Than $20 Each)

Like us, San Francisco blogger Caitlin Long of The Shingled House regularly turns to Commune Design of Los Angeles for a dose of inspiration. Perusing images on Pinterest from the firm’s book, Commune: Designed in California, Long noticed window treatments that looked exactly like the upgrade her light-blasted bathroom needed. The hands-on remodeler–Long is a RISD grad in furniture design who blogs about family life and household improvements–whipped up her own burlap version. Start to finish ti...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Diy, Windows, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long, Diy Projects, Walls, Thompson, RISD, California Long, DIY Ideas, Windows & Floors, Burlap, Echo Park Los Angeles


Community MusicWorks of Providence, RI: Season 22 Sneak Peek: Mark Your Calendars!

This season, Community MusicWorks brings together all the elements of our commitment to artistry, education, and community engagement.  Join us! Season 22 wouldn't be complete without you.  Saturday, September 29, 2pm MusicWorks Collective Opening Concert Southside Cultural Center                 Sunday, September 30, 2pm MusicWorks Collective Opening Concert RISD Museum                  Thursday, October 18, 7pm Sonata Series #1 RISD Museum   ...
Tags: Religion, Florence, Providence, Bach, RISD, William J Zick, Kinan Azmeh, MusicWorks, Friends Providence College, Friends John Carter Brown Library Brown University, Bach Around Town Pop, RISD Museum, Sutton Street Providence, 7pm Sonata Series, Rhode Island Black Storytellers, Fred Kelley


How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for the low low price of $20,000. AirBed And Breakfast Takes Pad Crashing To A Whole New Level In the years since, the marketplace Airbnb created has radically transformed the rental landscape in cities, created an entirely new hospitality market and surged to a valuation of roughly $31 billion. We researched the number of airbeds sold every year ...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, New York, Obama, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Andreessen, Culture, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Denver


The Woodhouse Lodge: Designer Megan Pflug’s Catskills Motor Lodge Makeover

The Woodhouse Lodge dates to 1962 when the Catskills were the Borscht Belt (aka the Jewish Alps). Unlike so many neighboring resorts that went belly up decades ago, this modest joint—a welcoming A-frame with wings—carried on. But it had seen far better days when New York interior designer Megan Pflug and her artist husband, J. Penry, were tipped off by a realtor that the owner might be interested in selling. “We were looking for something like the lodge, but we weren’t thinking we’d end up with ...
Tags: Books, New York, Etsy, New York City, Brooklyn, Missouri, Uruguay, Hudson, Chesterfield, Bedrooms, Luft, Upstate New York, Hudson Valley, RISD, Catskill, Pflug


The Everyday Blade: A Tiny Flip-Out Knife That Takes Standard X-Acto Blades

Everyday Carry remains a hot product category, and aspiring design entrepreneurs among you should note that multitools and knives are what will enable you to get your foot in the door. The latest offering in the latter category is the Everyday Blade, a diminutive gizmo that takes standard No. 11 (i.e. X-Acto) blades: It seems more useful for studio-roaming RISD sophomores rather than Montana militiamen looking to secure the compound, but I can't deny that the design is well-conside...
Tags: Design, Montana, RISD, Tools & Craft


Peel, la collection de mobilier signée Leah Amick

Leah K.S Amick, jeune designer spécialisée dans la conception et la fabrication de mobilier, basée aux Etats-Unis, plus précisément à Portland, en Oregon, présente Peel, une collection inspirée par une nouvelle perspective des surfaces planes. La collection Peel est une série d’unités de stockage avec un système d’ouverture de porte unique spécialement conçue pour défier la façon dont nous interagissons avec les meubles de façon traditionnelle. Sous la forme d’une solution de stockage basse e...
Tags: Books, Design, Oregon, Indiana, Portland, Elle, Vintage, Peel, Etats-unis, Leah, Scandinave, RISD, Deco, Bois, Buffet, Mobilier


Infosys to partner with RISD on design center

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Information technology outsourcing firm Infosys is partnering with the Rhode Island School of Design for a planned design center. The Providence Journal reports the India-based tech company announced the partnership Wednesday at the Providence Public Library. Under the initial agreement, the design school will work with Infosys for five years. RISD […]
Tags: News, India, Ap, Rhode Island, Infosys, Providence, Providence Journal, RISD, Nation & World, Providence Public Library Under


June 18: Juana Medina at Takoma Park Library

Juana Medina - Sweet Shapes — at Takoma Park Library (MD) ...
Tags: Comics, Abc, Medina, RISD, Mike Rhode, Takoma Park Library MD, Takoma Park Library, Juana Medina, Corcoran College


Popular Providence theater to close after 42 years

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A popular Providence theater is closing after 42 years in business. The Rhode Island School of Design confirmed Thursday the Cable Car Cinema and Café is closing. RISD owns the building that houses the theater. School spokeswoman Jaime Marland said the theater had declined an offer for lower rent. Cable Car […]
Tags: School, News, Providence, RISD, Nation & World, Rhode Island School of Design, Jaime Marland


8 April Novels to Diversify Your Reading

I’ve often talked about the difficulty of defining what it means to diversify your reading. Some people look for books written by people of color, and others are searching for stories featuring non-Christian/Catholic or non-white characters. I consider books in translation as diverse reading because they expand my perspective beyond the English-speaking world. You may be looking for novels that include LBGTQ+ themes or focus on medical issues or another less common topic. The 8 books in this wee...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Mexico, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Brooklyn, Portugal, Harry, Lgbtq, Las Vegas, States, Annie, North Carolina, Columbus, Random House


Two RISD Employees Put on Administrative Leave

Two Rhode Island School of Design employees have been put on administrative leave after being tied to an underage drinking party.
Tags: RISD, Rhode Island School of Design


Museum denies Picasso painting was stolen by the Nazis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island School of Design is denying the claim that a painting by Pablo Picasso at the museum was stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish art collector’s mansion in occupied France. The Providence Journal reports RISD said Monday research has shown while Picasso’s “Seated Woman with a Book” was […]
Tags: News, France, Nazis, Pablo Picasso, Picasso, Providence, Providence Journal, RISD, Nation & World, Rhode Island School of Design


Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat with Leslie Tolf

by Mike Rhode I met Leslie Tolf last week when I was at Politics and Prose last week for the book-signing by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll of their collaborative Speak: The Graphic Novel* and began talking with fellow line-standers as one does. Leslie told me she had written a graphic novel, and pulled a copy of her book from the shelves, which I then bought (but haven't read yet as there are too many signings to go to), and then she agreed to do our standard interview....
Tags: Comics, Activism, Unions, Washington, Neil Gaiman, Chicago, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Dc, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Baltimore, Sandman, Cambria, Emma, Barnes


An Interview with Michael DiTullo, Part 1: How He Designed His Way to Success

It was turning out to be a bad Valentine's Day for Michael DiTullo, rebellious design student. Having pissed off the wrong people one too many times, he learned he was being kicked out of the Industrial Design department at RISD. Furious, he confronted the department head and told him he refused to leave. A screaming match ensued.Hours later DiTullo, now calm, showed up at a Greek restaurant called Andreas carrying a red rose. It matched the deep red of his date Kristina's hair, which was cut as...
Tags: New York, Design, Pinterest, San Francisco, Nike, Connecticut, Michael Jordan, Chrysler, Jordan, Bob, Nissan, Pacific Ocean, Sephora, Michael, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bfa