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id-visa-webAs the fall semester was winding down, a group of Industrial Design students found a way to fill their upcoming winter break – the Visa Lighting Design Competition.

Kicking off December 5, students met with representatives from Visa Lighting to “Enlighten Visa with their ideas.” The competition, open to all Industrial Design students, involved creating lighting solutions for a hospital corridor.

ID Professor John Caruso said, “Visa Lighting hosted students to their showroom, explained the project details, and provided a technical specification packet and sample LED bulbs and lamp-sets for the students to design with.”

First Place – Casey Maul ’17
Her concept provided a subtle way-finding in the design of the object, as well as the orientation of the lamps. It was well-crafted and well-executed.

Second Place – Michael Wolowski ’17
His subtle arc shaped lamp looked good individually or grouped, or ganged in multiple orientations in corridor settings.

visa-dan-maiThird Place – Dan Mai ’15
His representative shape suggested a figure holding someone in a caring embrace. The research and presentation was distinctive, and embodied the ideal mission of hospital care.

Honorable Mentions
Krissy Weber ’17
Christine Carr ’17
Tiffany Do ’17
Lana Tamta ’17

Visa Vice President of Sales and Marketing Cindy Vera RedDoor said, “There were several designs we could actually manufacture, and there were beautiful examples that could be used for other projects.”

More information on MIAD’s nationally-ranked Industrial Design program.
More information on Visa Lighting.

Top photo: Professor John Caruso accepting on Casey Maul’s behalf with Cindy Vera RedDoor
Second photo: Dan Mai ’15