Mitch Goldstein - How to Be a Design Student (and How to Teach Them)

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Mitch Goldstein in the furniture design studio.

Designer, artist, and educator Mitch Goldstein's experience as a student and teacher gives guidance and inspiration to help students get the most out of design school in his new book How To Be A Design Student (And How to Teach Them). In this live discussion and question-and-answer session, Vignelli Center Director Josh Owen will be speaking with Mitch on stage about what it means to be a design student and a design educator. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. 

Life as a design student is filled with questions. Goldstein — associate professor in RIT's School of Design and a furniture design MFA candidate — has many answers, shared in clear, clever, and sage advice that is helpful for students at any level of their education, as well as anyone thinking about attending design school and wondering what it's really all about. For design students and art professionals, Goldstein is a brilliant resource for real-world thoughts about design school and creative practice. Drawing on years of teaching design and his popular "Dear Design Student" Twitter project, Goldstein explores all aspects of how to get the most out of the school experience, and beyond as a creative professional. From collaboration and critiques to practice and process, this is an inspiring roadmap for design students as well as a valuable guide for design professors to help them understand how to shape curriculum from a student's perspective and better the collaborative experience.

About Mitch Goldstein

Goldstein is a designer, artist, educator, and author based in upstate New York. He is an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches graphic design and pursues furniture design in the College of Art and Design. He has written about design education for years, with published articles in Communication Arts, Adobe 99U, and AIGA. 

Photo by Quinn Freidenburg '24 (photojournalism)


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Josh Owen
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When and Where
March 07, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Room/Location: Wegmans Theater
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Open to the Public

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Topics
creativity and innovation
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