Insights from twenty years in the design industry


Nearly two decades after attending Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Dan Grossman, Design Director of Industrial Design at Smart Design, is helping to mentor today’s students.

His recent experiences there sparked some reflection on how the design world has shifted in the past two decades. From the expanding number of firms and tools to the streamlining of product design, there are always new opportunities to build upon and new challenges to crack. Core77 recently chatted with Dan about his perspective on these changes, the difference of designing as a student versus a professional, and just what it was like being a student at SCAD back in the day.

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"There are two sides of design, really—the design and business sides—and it often takes equal parts of both for a great product to succeed."

Dan Grossman
Design Director, Smart Design
Mar 2020