While Pete Fossick, Factotum’s Principal Designer and Director was a professor at SCAD he arranged for two study trips to China. With 15 students and colleagues they visited design studios, consultancies, OEM, ODM and OBM firms as well as large and small factories manufacturing everything from smartphone cases to high-tech consumer products. This was part of Peter’s approach to immersive, collaborative and project-based teaching as he was preparing students for professional and commercial practice. Students spent time in Hong Kong and China where they presented a range of advanced project work to industrial sponsors and partners. Some of the students were awarded internships  and all the students secured premium design positions upon graduating. Take a look at the video here – it was part of their project submission. SCAD is Savannah College of Art & Design and is one of the USA’s leading universities for art and design education with campus sites in Altanta, Savannah, Lacoste (FR) and Hong Kong (PRC). Find out more about SCAD here.

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