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Episode 60: Innovating the Print Industry
When people think of printing, they think of copiers, toners, or pamphlets, but the print industry is growing and new technologies are impacting how products are developed and printed. In this episode of Intersections: The RIT Podcast, alumna Stephanie Fallon, management, publishing leader at Wayfair, talks to Cecilia Savka and Emi Knape, undergraduate students in the Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology, about creativity, learning to be a “jack of all graphic trades,” and the skills needed in today’s print industry.

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Past Episodes

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