Author: Halima Johnson

Hive Fashion: Building My Brand
My experience working with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Hive Fashion program has been amazing. It has allowed a place for all of my talents and interests to mesh together to create a professional product. The program has been inspiring, innovative, and epic. Two main threads running through the 24 sessions are the strength of...
Teens Build-A-Brand
Twenty-four sessions of the Hive Fashion Build-A-Brand workshop culminated in a finale celebration last week where students presented their designs to professional designers from Christpher Bevans Atelier and the Roc Apparel Group (including Billionaire Boys Club and Rocawear), as well as friends, family, and Cooper-Hewitt staff.  During the program, students got to experience what an...
Digital Badges for Real World Learning
The Cooper-Hewitt DesignPrep program  (one of 30 winners of the Digital Media and Learning Competition ) is supporting lifelong learning through the integration of digital badges. The goal of this effort is to construct a digital record of students’ extracurricular learning and providing recognition for the technical and conceptual skills students gain through their involvement...
Make: Workshops for Teens
Want to make a mobile app? Be a graphic designer? Prototype electronics? You can at the AIGA/NY MAKE: WORKSHOPS! AIGA/NY is offering a series of free weekend activities for high school (grades 9-12) students who want to learn how to design and develop digital and electronic media. We’ll cover a breadth of disciplines, including graphic...