The Life & Work of Industrial Designer Charles Harrison

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NY Times: Design Gets More Diverse

The New York Times A recent New York Times article by Alice Rawsthorn featured three successful African-American designers and discussed diversity in design and talked about Chuck’s experience in comparison to today’s designers. Although many strides have been made since Chuck began working, there clearly is a great deal of work ahead to give creative […]

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A Conversation: Designer Charles Harrison and SAIC President Walter Massey

Date: Feb. 7, 2011 SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

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Chuck Harrison Visits the View-Master’s Birthplace

Date: Sept. 24-28, 2010 Oregon Caves Chateau, Cave Junction, OR From September 24th to the 28th, Oregon Caves National Monument and the Oregon Caves Outfitters hosted Charles Harrison. Harrison redesigned the now classic View-Master, which was invented at Oregon Caves in 1938. The public was invited free of charge to hear his talk on the […]

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Cal State Long Beach Industrial Design Visit

Date: Apr. 29, 2010 California State University, Long Beach, CA Chuck visited the Indstrial Design department. “We very much enjoyed Chuck’s visit. My class talked to him for over two hours. Here are some pictures for you.” David Teubner

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Smithsonian Spotlight Celebrates National Design Awards

Date: Mar. 2, 2010 Smithsonian Channel In celebration of the National Design Awards 10th Anniversary, Chuck Harrison was featured on the Smithsonian Channel’s Spotlight Program. The hour-long program included many of Chuck’s designs most well-known designs and included an interview with Chuck and Cooper-Hewitt Director of Education Carolyn Payson. This edition of Smithsonian Spotlight also […]

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Building a Creative Legacy

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 11:30AM – 1:30PM Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ Chuck is the guest speaker for The 8th Annual African Heritage Celebration Luncheon. Chuck graduated from Phoenix’s Carver High School in 1948 at age 16. He credits his Art Teacher, internationally recognized Artist Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr., as key to his […]

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Make/Think: Becoming a Strong Designer

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, 9AM – 10:45AM AIGA Design Conference, Memphis, TN Chuck shared the Make/Think (http://designconference2009.aiga.org) main stage with design student Ethan Bodnar to co-present on building their careers in an engaging and thoughtful look at the differences and similarities of these two uniquely successful designers. Chuck during his presentation at AIGA Make/Think

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Change by Design: A New Paradigm for Designers

Special Event at NeoCon in Chicago Date/Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 – 3:00 p.m. Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – Sauganash Ballroom Sponsored by Herman Miller Presented by FocusOnDESIGN From the designer’s mind to reality we conceive of environments, communications and products that essentially shape the world we live in. Chuck Harrison, industrial designer and educator […]

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Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute

Date/Time: Saturday, May 16, 2009 Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago Chuck will receive an honorary doctorate from his undergraduate alma mater, present brief remarks during the commencement ceremony and participate in the dedication of the highly anticipated Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago’s.

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Intelligent Designer

Charles Harrison, former industrial designer at Sears, Roebuck and Company, created practical innovations that touched many lives By Megan Gambino Smithsonian magazine, January 2009 The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt honors the prolific industrial designer with its Lifetime Achievement Award In 1966, Charles "Chuck" Harrison, an industrial designer at Sears, Roebuck & Company, got rid of an everyday […]

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