Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Nov 02, 2013
Cinematheque to show eight classic comedies by Ernst Lubitsch
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Nov 08, 2013
2013 Fall Exhibition
about 5 hours ago via Facebook
Visit the Front Room Gallery tonight, Dec. 10, from 7-9pm for a one-night-only show featuring CIA students from the Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking departments and their explorations into the limbo that is new media. See more event details by clicking below.
Dec 02, 2013
CIA's Contemporary Artist Index: 31,000 strong, and now easier to use than ever
Dec 10, 2013 @ Front Room Gallery in Cleveland, OH
Rush Limbo Exhibition
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Dec 13, 2013 @ CWRU White Building, Room 411 in Cleveland, OH
CWRU + CIA game design final presentation with Microsoft Game Studios
Dec 10, 2013
12/12-14; The Last Time I Saw Macao, White Reindeer, Two by Lubitsch
June 07, 2012
Nesl, the whimsical desktop organizer created by three CIA students, is the winner of the William McShane Fund contest.
Designers Josh Dryden, Peter Whitworth, and Sam Li got a big boost in putting nesl on store shelves. Their recent William McShane Fund award gives the team $25,000 on top of the more than $30,000 they raised through the online funding platform Kickstarter.
It also creates an opportunity to strike a deal with Brookstone, the lifestyle retailer, to sell the nesl. The William McShane Fund contest, which was created to encourage new product innovation, was decided through a combination of jury selection and online votes.
Dryden, Whitworth, and Li created nesl during their senior year in CIA's Industrial Design program. The nesl consists of nine rubber fingers that can hold pens and pencils, grasp a smart phone, or keep a desktop cord from sliding around. The project beat out runners-up Hickie rubber shoe laces and the Remee dream-enhancing sleep mask.
"We'd definitely like Brookstone to sell it," said Dryden. The prize money will help the team patent the design and start another project, he added. The team has found a Cleveland firm to manufacturer the nesl, and will produce and sell the product one way or another.
The William McShane Fund was founded this year by Brookstone and Buckyballs, the desktop toy, to encourage innovation. Click here to learn more about the design process behind nesl.
For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.