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Second Annual Industrial Design "Where Are They Now?" Session Held at the School of Art + Design

Kristen Ciandella '13, one of two recent graduates working as a product designer at Hampton Forge in Eatontown, spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about her current work.

The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on Thursday April 17 as five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. The diversity of products created, and positions for which the alumni were prepared – from designing flatware to smart objects – became evident during the session.

The recent graduates work in all areas from ideation of new products to manufacturing and marketing. Presenting at the assembly were Darshan Alatar ’12, an industrial designer at TerraCycle in Trenton where they design and produce products from discarded and purposefully recycled materials; Samantha Tartaro ’12, a product designer at High IntenCity in Fair Lawn where she focuses on charms and accessories for young girls; Jeff Groves ’13, a design engineer at Quirky.com in New York working on smart products; Joseph Beyroutey ’13, a CAD designer at Everson Tesla in Nazareth, PA where the company designs and provides coils, motors, magnets and superconducting materials to a variety of markets; and Kristen Ciandella ’13, one of two recent graduates working as a product designer at Hampton Forge in Eatontown specializing in flatware.