It’s Time to Get Real about the Hidden Costs of Design Education

On this installment of Outsiders on the Inside we explore how the cost of ID is creating a homogenous field.

Jeanette Numbers

On this installment of Outsiders on the Inside we explore how the cost of ID is creating a homogenous field.

Many first-year design school students experience sticker shock when they see the supply shopping list they are handed on the first day of classes. This is a pretty universal experience for most design students including Jeanette, Chandlyr, and Lindsay. Everyone noted how fortunate they were to able to receive an industrial design education, but that doesn't mean it was always easy to meet the program’s materials and supply requirements. During this unedited lunch (or in Lindsay's case coffee) chat we shared personal stories, issues the current system is creating, and inspiring next steps to take to help make the cost of education more manageable and transparent for the next generation. 


Links mentioned during the conversation

Broad Room: Free Art Supply Closet 

Unif- ID: Lindsay’s amazing page 

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Outsiders on the Inside is quarterly event that invites speakers from all over the world to share their unique perspectives. The goal of Outsiders on the Inside is to give a platform to people of all types, whether they be underrepresented in their fields and/or feel like outsiders in their industries. Loosely focused on womxn’s issues, health, and design, our series brings to light topics that are often not discussed in industry conferences.

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