Students

Since its founding, the IIT Institute of Design has attracted students and faculty from around the world: people who have eagerly experimented with new media and have developed important new processes, concepts, and theories. ID continues to be a tight-knit community of very creative and highly motivated individuals designing information, images, products, and systems that improve people’s lives. Typically, half of the graduate students have been professional designers and half come from a broad range of other disciplines, such as Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Business, Computer Science, Journalism, and the Humanities. Approximately two-thirds of the students come from the United States and a third from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. There is great diversity among the community, yet also a great bond: both students and faculty choose to come to the Institute of Design because it focuses on new processes and theories of design and how these are changing the world.

  • Ellesia Albert, MDes 2019
  • Tania Aldous, MDM 2019
  • Luciano Annes Nunes, MDM 2019
  • Sabah Asif, MDes + MBA 2019
  • Haring Balasubramanian, MDes 2021
  • Justin Bartkus, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Santosh Basapur, PhD 2018
  • Ketshi Bavishi, MDes 2018
  • Archana Belani, MDes + MBA 2018
  • Scott Benbrook, MDM 2020
  • Tyler Besecker, MDes 2020
  • Barbara Blake, MDM 2019
  • Nathalie Cacheaux Duval, MDes 2019
  • Melissa Cadet, MDes 2019
  • Evan Chan, MDes 2019
  • Pooja Chaudhary, MDes 2019
  • Yen-Wen (Ariel) Chen, MDes 2019
  • Xuanyu Chen, MDes 2021
  • Tommie Collins, MDes + MBA 2021
  • M. Todd Cooke, MDes + MBA 2021
  • Moire Corcoran, MDes + MBA 2019
  • Roberto da Rosa Faller, PhD 2018
  • Jialin Feng, MDes 2019
  • Yuan Feng, MDes 2020
  • Yachu (Charlie) Feng, MDes 2019
  • Ananya Garg, MDes 2020
  • Amanda Geppert, PhD 2018
  • Jack Gerber, MDes + MBA 2019
  • Sai Godha, MDes 2019
  • Audrey Gordon, MDes 2021
  • Jessica Granger, MDes 2021
  • Xuning Guo, MDes 2020
  • Amy Guterman, MDM 2020
  • Ye Jin Han, MDes 2019
  • Grace Hanford, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Yuqing He, MDes 2020
  • Maryam Heidari Poursalehabad, PhD 2019
  • Yuanyuan Hu, MDes 2020
  • Rachel Huvard, MDes 2020
  • Kie Ichikawa, MDes 2021
  • Matthew Impola, MDes 2020
  • Divya Iyengar, MDes 2020
  • Jessica Jacobs, PhD 2024
  • Divya Jain, MDes 2019
  • Prapti Jha, MDes 2020
  • Zhengyi (Alvin) Jin, MDes 2021
  • Lavanya Julaniya, MDes + MBA 2021
  • Arushi Juneja, MDM 2019
  • Surbhi Kalra, MDes 2019
  • Sanya Karwani, MDes 2020
  • Yuta Katsuyama, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Kyungtae Kim, MDes 2020
  • Laurel Komos, MDes 2019
  • John Krahenbuhl, MDM 2019
  • Michelle Kurzynski, MDM 2019
  • Cagla Kuzu, MDes 2020
  • Theresa Lafranchise, MDes 2019
  • Sonia Lala, MDes 2019
  • Go Eun (Grace) Lee, MDes 2019
  • Zhongyang Li, MDes 2020
  • Renjie Li, MDes 2020
  • Yuhao (Mike) Liu, MDes 2019
  • Vidya Mantrala, MDes + MBA 2019
  • Yuting Mao, MDes 2020
  • Ryan Maus, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Pinakee Naik, MDes 2020
  • Jessica Nelson, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Andre Nogueira, PhD 2020
  • Dong Woo Oh, PhD 2019
  • Luisa Parlow Siliprandi, MDes + MBA 2020
  • David Pollack, MDes + MBA 2019
  • Catalina Prada Valderrama, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Tanvi Ranka, MDes 2020
  • Adithya Ravi, MDes 2020
  • Alexandria Rengifo, MDes 2021
  • Andrew Reynolds, MDM 2019
  • Jaime Rivera, PhD 2019
  • Julia Rochlin, MDes 2020
  • Jason Romano, MDes 2020
  • Raina Russ, MDM 2019
  • Jiani Sapathy, MDes + MBA 2020
  • Prachi Saxena, MDes 2019
  • Rebecca (McKinley) Sherrod, MDes 2021
  • Brian Siegfried, MDes 2020
  • Jonathan Smyk, MDes 2020
  • Jeffrey Spetter, MDM 2020
  • Jeshwanth Srinivasan, MDes 2019
  • Christopher Swan, MDes 2019
  • Fanny Tan, MDes 2019
  • Paolo Tanedo, MDes 2020
  • Cristina Tarriba, MDes 2020
  • Irem Tekogul, PhD 2019
  • Andreya Veintimilla, MDes 2020
  • Justin Walker, MDes 2021
  • Ziqin Wang, MDes 2020
  • Harsh Wardhan, MDes 2019
  • Heejung (Diane) Wee, MDes 2019
  • Wanshan Wu, MDes 2021
  • Shiya Xiao, MDes 2020
  • Xinrui Xu, MDes 2020
  • Yueyue (Vivian) Yang, MDes 2020
  • Tong Yang, MDes 2019
  • Yifei (Evie) Yu, MDes 2020
  • Lujia (Jessie) Yu, MDes 2019
  • Jianing Zhong, MDes 2020
  • Andi Zhou, MDes 2019
  • Yuqing Zhou, MDes 2020