Oct 27th 2022

University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to present Designing Discoveries from October 27 through December 18, 2022. All events are free and open to the public.

In celebration of Design Streak Studio’s 40th anniversary, University Galleries will present a selection of projects created since its founding. Based in the Wonsook Kim School of Art at Illinois State University, Design Streak Studio is a research-based social innovation lab focused on human-centered service design. It strives to facilitate an interdisciplinary environment promoting discovery and experimentation, while engaging in experiential and service learning. Design Streak Studio provides a capstone experience for senior students seeking a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

Design Streak Studio was established in 1981 by Associate Professor Pam Tannura, who was succeeded by Associate Professor Julie Johnson from 2005 to 2015. Since 2016, Design Streak Studio has been led by Professor and Creative Director Archana Shekara. The studio has collaborated with campus and community partners throughout its history, including Autism McLean, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois; Habitat ReStore, Habitat for Humanity, Bloomington, Illinois; National Center for Urban Education, College of Education, Illinois State University; Normal Public Library, Normal, Illinois; Town of Normal, Illinois; Refuge Food Forest, Normal, Illinois; Labyrinth Made Goods, YWCA, Bloomington, Illinois; City of Atlanta, Illinois; Illinois Art Station, Normal, Illinois; TedX Normal; and Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference, Illinois State University, among many others. Students currently enrolled in Design Streak Studio are assisting the creative director with selection of projects to design an experience for audiences.

This exhibition is organized by Design Streak Studio. The exhibition and programming are supported by grants from the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

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