Design students: You don't want to miss this opportunity! Looking to dip your feet into the real world of design? Be Original Americas has just launched a fellowship opportunity that will give you unique behind-the-scenes access to some of the leading design studios working today. Two undergraduate students will be selected for the immersive summer program focused on gaining real world experience about everything that goes into making, distributing, and selling great design products.
During the concentrated 7-week program—which will run from June 13 – August 2, 2016—fellows will be introduced to all aspects of design: from gaining insight about the initial research and design phase, through manufacturing and navigating marketing, sales and distribution. To learn about each stage of the process, fellows will travel to the showrooms, headquarters and factories of participating studios, including Bernhardt Design, Carnegie, Chilewich, Design Within Reach, Emeco, Herman Miller, Ligne Roset and Vitra.
It's a great chance to gain insight about some of the more opaque aspects of the design process early on in your education. True to Be Original Americas' over-arching mission, fellows will be encouraged to reflect on how each phase of the design process contributes to developing the integrity and originality of design work.
The fellowship program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least three years of study and who reside in the United States. The application deadline is April 25, 2016. Find out more about the application process here.