Jaclyn Lowery


I’ve had a variety of design experiences including internships with Juggernaut, Apex, Paul Loebach, Branch, and Evolve.

My senior thesis is focused on designing a system for seamlessly charging devices from daily activities.

To check out more of my work, please take a gander at my website: http://www.jaclyn-lowery.com

I knew I was destined to be apart of the creative field the moment my mother handed me scissors and I proceeded to style myself with a unique haircut, just to “see what it would be like”. I am always ready for new experiences, traveling around the world to collaborate with creatives who are also passionate about providing others with meaningful experiences.

I like to travel, do a little karaoke, and I am very well versed in small screen series. Sometimes I attempt to sew something or pluck harmonies on the guitar, though I mostly enjoy sharing a good brew with good friends.

I look forward to seeing you at the show, cheers!



Codee Adams

Whats up! Welcome to the class of UCID 2016!

From the US to Sweden and Guatemala, my five co-op semesters have given me a year and a half of wildly diverse experience having worked in toy design, ceramic manufacturing, consulting and social enterprise.

From the US to Sweden and Guatemala, my five co-op semesters have given me a year and a half of wildly diverse experience having worked in toy design, ceramic manufacturing, consulting and social enterprise.

For my capstone, I’m developing the brand and initial growth strategy for a local botanical brewery, reviving herbal tradition in fermentation with a pair of flagship ginger beers.

Follow me and BCE on instagram! @bcebotanicalbrewery

I came to UC in 2010 to study Chemical Engineering, with interests in environmentalism. Learning about the sustainability movement and versatility of design, I switched into ID. Now my career is gravitating towards social & environmental impact design and permaculture; creating a world for people to be truly well.

I’m into music, food, fermentation and the eons of co-evolution humans have shared with microbacteria.

Thanks a lot! Remember wherever you go, there you are!


Daniel Browne

Hey! Thanks for checking our all of our hard work.

I have worked for large companies like Five Star, Mead, Trapper Keeper, Bissell, & designed one-off handicap equipment for May We Help. I also worked in the Rapid Prototyping Center for over 2 years where I ran both of the laser cutters.

For my capstone, I am designing a line of furniture inspired by Swedish simplicity & Brutalist functionality.

Follow my capstone progress on Instagram! @dan____browne
Check out some of my previous work too! danielbrowne.space

I have always loved making art, and often doodled cars in my notebooks more than actually taking notes. When I found out DAAP was just down the road from my high school, I took a tour and immediately fell in love with all things design. I came into the program wanting to do automotive design, but became more and more fascinated with furniture design as I progressed. I love making functional objects that people can actually hold and use in everyday life.

I’m a Cincinnati native who loves hiking, buying records, pizza, yoga, space science, pizza, and wearing way too many sweaters.

I hope you enjoy the show!!


Ben Burris

Welcome folks, make yourselves at home

I had a blast on all of my coops. Things I have worked on include the interior of a private jet , high tech ATM’s, a $12,000 desk, top secret stuff for Britta water filters, stuff for a 360º action camera and more.

For my capstone I am redesigning a build it yourself speaker kit so it can be assembled, tool-free, like furniture from IKEA.

My baby book says that I wanted to design toasters so I guess you could say I have been interested in design for a (my) lifetime. Out of high school I didn’t have good enough grades to get into DAAP so I studied digital design at CSCC and worked really hard to stay on the deans list. Seven years after setting my mind on DAAP I’m finally graduating.

Im into really high quality materials such as aluminum, hardwoods, and titanium. I try not to call myself an audiophile, foodie or a trecky, but unfortunately I am all three.

Thanks for looking!


Colin Cormier

Oh hey! Hi! Didn’t see ya there!

In my time at the University of Cincinnati, I’ve been lucky to have a wide range of professional work experiences. I’ve been fortunate to work for corporate giants such as Boeing, Proctor & Gamble, Pfizer, and Kryptonite as well as getting down and dirty at Rookwood Pottery and UC’s very own Rapid Prototyping Lab. My experiences today have led me to a dive in the freelancing world and have allowed me to comfortably explore my entrepreneurial spirit.

For my capstone, I’m designing a safer alternative to fast roping for soldiers deploying from helicopters.

You can check more of my work at Behance: https://www.behance.net/cormiercolin

I remember sitting down to see the premier of Ironman in 2008. I loved that movie, and what stuck with me was Tony Starks’ workshop. I instantly knew what I wanted to do when (if) I ever grow up: I want to push the boundaries of what we think is possible and bring it all to life.

You know what’s exciting? Differential equations. Just kidding. That’s why I’m not an engineer, and landed at DAAP. Over my five years at UC, I’ve been fortunate to learn about how design and applied creativity can solve just about any problem.

When I’m not busy shooting a puck around, watching movies, playing trivia, bumping Wu-Tang Clan, or face down in a plate of poutine, you can probably find me fleshing out my next crazy idea. This week’s idea? Shoe wallets.

Want to bring an idea to life? Or recommend your favorite restaurant? Get in touch with me at colincormierdesigns@gmail.com. Cheers!



Alex DeStasio

Hi! I’m Alex.
I’ve worked at a range of different companies, most recently Astro Studios in SF. My capstone is centered around a brand of watches that balance an authentic analog watch experience with minimal digital interactions. Check out my work at: www.alexdestasio.com

I’m interested in creating beautiful and cohesive product experiences that users can connect with. I especially like designing consumer electronics, lifestyle products, and home goods.

When I’m not designing, I enjoy drinking coffee, looking at art, thinking about the beach, eating burritos, and listening to Ratatat.
Thanks for stopping by!



Nick Dean

Hey there!

I have nearly two years of international design design experience. Most recently I worked with the team at IDEO to change the way kids play. Preceeding that I was at Pensa in Brooklyn NY, SquareOne in Düsseldorf, Germany, and Fisher-Price in East Aurora, NY.

For my capstone I’m creating the world’s first internet connected espresso machine!

Check out my portfolio here: nickdean.design

My path to Industrial Design began like most kids, playing with Lego. But in middle school when most kids were moving on to sports and other activities, I discovered the online Lego fan community (it’s as weird as it sounds), which fostered my creative and spatial skills and pointed me in the direction of Industrial Design.
When I’m not slaving away to our CAD overlords, I run, am a novice chef, watch foreign films, speak German, still build with Lego, and collect expensive, useless gadgets.

Viel Spaß!



Evan Dempsey

Hi there! I’m Evan.

I have over a year and half of experience working at design studios spread across the country. I’ve worked on a variety of projects ranging from consumer electronics, to packaging, to furniture.

For my capstone, I am designing a household lighting system thats gives users more control over their environments.

I entered industrial design excited by the opportunity to create objects that are important to people. I believe in taking a rational approach to designing objects that improve everyday life.

I’m into home goods, consumer electronics, and furniture.

Thanks for looking!


Joe Fegelman


I have 18 months of experience working in a variety of fields from medical design at Ethicon to environmental design at MKG. I also spent a year abroad working and studying in Austria, Germany, and Croatia.

For my capstone, I am designing a mobile pop-up store for London Fog that seeks to re-position the company as a relevant and exciting brand.

To see more of my work, check out JoeFegelman.com

I chose industrial design to deal with the subjective world. Design is at the crossroads of the rational and irrational – every decision requires you to listen to both your gut and your brain, always finding the right balance.

I’m into driving through the mountains.

Thank you


Ray Hollingsworth


I started my career at DAAP working for John Dixon, owner of Cincinnati based home goods and furniture company, Dixon Branded. I owe much to his mentorship and the positive impact he had on my design theory. I’ve also worked at Fisher Price, VSN Mobil, Arcadia Contract, Such & Such, and most recently Code and Theory, an ad agency in New York City.

My capstone is centered around a belief that we are more a part of the environment than we are ourselves. Furniture provides a tangible opportunity to both explore and represent the “normal” ; objects which uphold subconscious expectation.

If you would like to check out some my work, you can find it here at raymond-hollingsworth.squarespace.com
Design to me is a means of process. An organic train of thought, reaction, and eventual discovery by which to evaluate the holistic existence of nature and our relation to it. What I value most about design is an inescapable questioning of the why; which in turn leads to deep introspection a broadened sense of empathy for others.

Besides design I enjoy shredding skateboards, meeting people, loving nature, traveling and doodling landscape art.

Anyway thanks for reading, make it a good one!