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

Design Council Blog Revival and Looking Ahead

Hello designers!

Your NCSU Design Council team hopes that you have all had a fantastic summer, are well-rested, and are excited to kick-off another fantastic year at the College of Design.

This year, we will be reviving this Design Council Blog, in an effort to keep you all well informed about the events and happenings around the College.

This semester marks a very exciting time for both Design Council and the College of Design. Here are a few things to look forward to in the next few months:

  • A brand new format for the First Year Mentor Program, including skills workshops
  • Announcements about the Strategic Plan for the College of Design
  • Phenomenal events including the Halloween Design Bash (as if it ever isn't amazing), Dinner with the Dean, and Friday's at the Pit
  • An increased student voice within the College of Design
  • Announcements about new IT facilities
I am honored to be serving as Design Council President at this exciting time at the College of Design, and I cannot wait to start the semester with you all. 

In addition to this blog, you can also follow NCSU Design Council on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to shoot us an email at We love to hear from you!

All my love,

Allison Menius
Design Council President