Assistant Professor of Industrial Design

phaupkb@jmu.edu

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EDUCATION
M.F.A. – Industrial Design, University of Notre Dame
B.A. – Architecture, Miami University
B.F.A.- Metals, Miami University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Kevin Phaup works as both Designer and Artist across multiple disciplines. Through his belief in the power of design and design thinking, Phaup embraces the ambiguity of the design process to uncover social innovation in the areas of mobility design, accessibility, and disaster relief for the developing world.

Extensive background in the construction trade industry in a myriad of traditional skillset such as framing, woodworking, welding, and electrical wiring support his formal training in architecture, design, and metalsmithing as master fabricator. Phaup works with digital technologies for the production of 2D and 3D art and design work in techniques such as CAD modeling, digital fabrication, and Photoshop rendering. He offers courses in Industrial Design at all levels as well as Art Foundations in Drawing, 2D Design, and 3D Design.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Professor Phaup worked in the construction and fabrication industry prior to his academic career, with additional time spent working in ministry with troubled teens in southwest Missouri. His professional work as a social entrepreneur in Nepal focuses on wheelchair design and transitional housing following the 2015 earthquakes. Phaup taught in Art at Miami University and Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame. 

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