Design Career Fair

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Design career fair

Cooper Hewitt hosts an annual Design Career Fair where teens are invited to talk with top designers working in the fields of fashion, product design, architecture, graphic design, and more. Participants are encouraged to explore design careers, discover career paths, learn the complexities of what designers do, and find out what designers love about their jobs. Design colleges from across the country are also available to answer questions.

Past designers have included Anna Rice, Arem Duplessis, and Konjian Yu, and designers from nARCHITECTS, Studio Rodrigo, IBM, Adobe, NOMA NYC, Sesame Workshop, Nike, Atlason, and dsgnrswrkshp.

Past design colleges have included SVA, Pratt, FIT, Cooper Union, Parsons, New York School of Interior Design, and Bronx Community College.

Stay tuned for announcements about the next Design Career Fair for the 2024–2025 schoolyear.

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The Design Career Toolkit is your one-stop shop for advice on career pathways and exploring design fields, networking, and portfolio tips. Be sure to check back for updates as we build this toolkit.

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