#IDSASMA Winner Has Designs on Dubai

Oct 18 2016 - 10:26am

The IDSA Student Merit Award 2015 winner from the Midwest Design District has been invited to exhibit work he completed for his thesis at the Global Grad Show 2016, an international exhibition that is part of Dubai Design Week, Oct. 24 to 29. 

Rotimi Solola, IDSA, earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design in 2015 from University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) School of Design. He was honored in August 2015 at IDSA's International Conference in Seattle as an IDSA Student Merit Award 2015 winner. Solola works in Motorola’s Consumer Experience Design Group in Chicago.

“Being invited to Dubai Design Week to exhibit the work I completed for my thesis at UIC is a tremendous honor,” Solola tells newswise. “I never expected anything to come out of that project, but I’m very happy to see it take on form beyond the classroom. I look forward to representing the amazing design educators at UIC among 50 top design schools from around the world.”

The Global Grad Show showcases groundbreaking work from the universities in 30 countries.