Thursday, November 12, 2015

Apply for Design Council

Thinking about applying to Design Council for the upcoming year (Spring 2016-Fall 2016)? Here are the positions that we have opening up next semester:

Assistant Event Coordinator: Assist event coordinator with planning and execution of all Design Council events, including Halloween Bash, Friday at the Pit, Studio Collective, etc.
Publicity Chair: Create and distribute all printed/digital promotional material for Design Council events, and maintain an online digital archive of these pieces for safekeeping
Assistant Publicity Chair: Assist the Publicity Chair in their duties and designs, act as a second opinion on all promotional material design choices
IT Representative: Meet with College Information Technology department and faculty about IT issues, voice the concerns of the student body on IT related topics, and participate in creating the new strategic plan for the IT department
Secretary: Keep record of all meetings and events, including meeting minutes and event attendance
Treasurer: Keep track of Design Council spending and receipts, amend and control annual and semesterly budgets
Green Initiative Chair (NEW): Assist in College efforts to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, in association with two other upperclassmen chairs

To apply, please visit:

Application due on November 22nd, 2015, by 5pm.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First Friday at the Pit

     We have a lot of events coming up in the next couple of months, so mark your calendars. The first Friday at the Pit will be this Friday, September 18, at 5:30 pm. The theme is "End of Summer." There will be all of those fun field games you remember like sack races, hula hoop contests, tug-o-war, and much more. There will be food and prizes, so be sure to come!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Welcome Back students,

    I hope you have enjoyed your first couple weeks of classes. As we are all getting back into the rhythm of the school year, the time has come for Design Council's annual tunnel painting. This year, we are asking you to design what we will be painting. Anyone within the design school can submit a design. The theme is "College of Design", and you can use up to three colors. Please submit your design by sending it to by September 13th. You can draw the dsign by hand or digitally. Just click the link below to access and download the template.

Thank you,
Kathryn Waters, Community Relations

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Service Raleigh

A look at the Design Council's work for Service Raleigh, and an inspiration to design furniture that doesn't weigh so much. Highlights include being stopped by the police. Find out more about the Green Chair project at

Friday, October 10, 2014


Hello Designers!

The semester is in full swing, and the Design Council is in planning mode with lots of fun events in the works! Currently we're working on the annual Design Council Bash, which will be on October 25th (so mark your calendars)! This year's theme is 'Bash Beneath the Blue', and it will be all sorts of nautical fun.
Another event in the works is Friday at the Pit this Friday October 17th. The next theme is Earth, a continuation of our elemental Fridays at the Pit. Come out to the Pit at 5:30 pm this Friday for some earth themed foods, drinks, and activities (there may or may not be some yoga happening...come to find out!).

You may be wondering what we've been up to since the semester began. We've had a very productive half a semester. Our first Friday at the Pit, which was Water themed, was a hit with snow cones and popsicles galore - not to mention a crazy snow ball fight in September.
The annual College of Design Free Expression Tunnel Painting was a success! The Freshman came out to help and got some Howling Cow ice cream as well.
 The First Year Mentor Program has also hosted many workshops to help the Freshman build up their design skills. The next workshop will be in the wood and metal shop and will be on October 19th.

Lots of great things are happening here at the College of Design, and the Design Council is your number one resource to keep you posted on all the fun things that are happening!

Until next time,

Emily Wise
Design Council Vice President

Friday, August 22, 2014

First Week of Classes

Hello designers!

On behalf of Design Council, I hope you have had a wonderful first week of studio and classes. I can already tell that this year is off to a fantastic start.

Tonight is the Back to School BBQ at 5:30 in the Pit. I hope to see you all there! Who doesn't love free food? Design Council will be there giving out free College of Design temporary tattoos, as well as leading a charrette to design the new College of Design T-shirts! So bring your ideas!

Tomorrow the First Year Mentoring Program will lead a supply run to Jerry's Artarama. The bus will leave at 10:00 AM in front of Brooks Hall. This is a great opportunity to get any supplies you may have already forgotten this semester.

Design Council will also be at Packapaloosa tomorrow near the main stage. Come out and visit to get some free College of Design stuff and get any questions you may have answered. Most of the other College of Design student organizations, including AIAS and the Bodies of Art + Design will be along Hillsborough Street as well. Hope to see you there!

All my love,


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Design Council Team - Fall 2014

Allison Menius President
Emily Wise Vice President
Elizabeth Macias Event Coordinator
Matt Kubota Treasurer
Esther Lee Publicity Chair
Alex Mull Community Relations Chair
Maddie Bone Social Media Chair
Tristan Griffiths Internet Technology Representative
Cari Ferrell First Year Mentor Program Co-President
Sarah Anderson First Year Mentor Program Co-President
Sierra Thomas Student Senate Representative
Mallory Schultz Student Senate Representative