Rotimi Solola, IDSA
University of Illinois at Chicago
Rotimi Solola, IDSA, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Design. He was the 2015 Midwest District Student Merit Award (SMA) recipient, and later won the 2016 Core77 Consumer design award in the student division for his senior thesis, "HUB."
Solola's design work has earned him global recognition; in 2016, he was invited to Dubai Design Week to exhibit his "HUB" senior thesis which focused on sustainability through modularity in the consumer kitchen appliance industry. With design experience gained from Design Integrity, MNML and Motorola, Solola has contributed to the successful launch of multiple products, including the 2017 Motorola flagship smartphone, Moto Z2 Force Edition.
Currently, Solola is an adjunct professor at University of Illinois-Chicago, and works as an independent Industrial design consultant working with startups and design firms across the nation.