The Institute of Design at Illinois Tech will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 11, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on the sixth floor, 350 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Institute of Design students have the opportunity to solve real business problems, conduct research around the world with our global immersion program, and join a close-knit network of alumni in leadership roles at innovative organizations.
You are invited to a reception with students and faculty, campus tours, and information on how you can join the graduate program. Prospective students and the curious are welcome to learn more about the Institute of Design and its role in the design community today. Dinesh Goburdhun (MDes 1996) will speak as part of the event on how he came to ID and where his education has led.
Goburdhun has been a strategist, writer and designer for nearly 18 years, working primarily in digital experiences, brand strategy and innovation. At R/GA, he is executive creative director, where he leads the Experience Design, Visual Design, Copywriting and Social teams in creating digital products, services and campaigns. Prior to R/GA, Goburdhun held senior positions at prominent design and consulting firms in Chicago, Boston and San Francisco, most recently at VSA Partners and gravitytank, both in Chicago. Goburdhun’s clients have spanned a range of industries, and include such global brands as IBM,Google, Motorola, Samsung, Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Unilever and BMW. Goburdhun received his Master’s Degree in Design Planning from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, where he is an adjunct faculty member. He has also lectured at the Pratt Institute in New York and at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; and advises both Openlands, an urban conservation organization, and the Chicago Humanities Festival on marketing and communications issues.