DSI Getting Back to Nature with Danielle Skinn’s (‘20) Compostable Pillow Studio

Kara Isabella

Backyard Lots

by Kara Isabella

“Backyard Lots is a neighborhood revitalization program that transforms vacant lots into safe and local recreational outlets for the neighborhood of Slavic Village in Cleveland, Ohio.”

Alum Kara Isabella Awarded the Neighborhood 360° Fellowship

Congratulations to recent graduate Kara Isabella (2016) for joining the inaugural cohort of the Neighborhood 360° Fellows program, which pairs community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations (CBDOs), to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives and help build CBDO capacity.

DSI Students Participate in the Avenues Design4Impact Conference Showcase

DSI students Nazlı Cangönül, Lauren Gardner, Kara Isabella and Caroline McAndrews were invited to participate in the inaugural student-led Design 4 Impact Conference at Avenues, The World School in NYC on February 27th.

The DSI and DFA Mentorship Program: The Beginning of a Wonderful Relationship

Last Friday, The Barnard | Columbia Design for America (DFA) studio came to DSI to be mentored by our students and begin initial planning for our new collaborative program. With the guidance of a select group of first and second year students, the DFA students will be supported in their journey through the design process.

Kara Isabella

Kara Isabella is a graphic designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in the History of Art and Architecture. Before joining DSI, she worked on the content marketing team at American Greetings, where she uncovered a passion for social media. As a Design Researcher, Graphic Designer, and User…

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