Gotta Wear Shades: Future Designers See the Light

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By Leslie Feldman

No one knows for sure how the design future will shake out. But we’re pretty certain who will be shaking it. These future designers are already creating shock waves. Check out their stories here. And if you’re a future designer, or suspect you may know some, check out the resources below to get the boost you/they need.

Future designers: The movers and shakers

Freddy Paige: Clemson.World, “I Drank the Kool-Aid”

When Freddy Paige came to Clemson, he didn’t feel like he belonged. Now he’s on his way to earning a Ph.D. in civil engineering, thanks in part to people and programs able to provide encouragement and support. And he’s now helping others.


Abhijith Magal: Autodesk Education Network—Student Expert

Second-year Mechanical Engineering student, Bangalore, Karnataka. Certified in Autodesk Inventor in 2015. Autodesk Student Expert since July 2014. Autodesk Expert Elite since March 2015. “Success happens when Opportunity meets Preparation …. Autodesk has been that platform, which gives students an opportunity and … the preparation to meet the needs of designing and creating a better tomorrow.”

Drone design. Autodesk future designers: Magal


Shakeena Julio and Alieberry Pitter: Makeosity

Makeosity, Inc. offers a creative product incubator for young inventors, makers, and entrepreneurs who learn to use cutting-edge techniques, tools and software to rapidly prototype, test and market their products. Think Etsy for STEAM powered youth.


Future designers: The resources

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    Thanks for sharing my story Leslie. Autodesk technologies have played a big role in giving me the inspiration to enjoy engineering. Can you tell me how you came across my story?

    1. Leslie Feldman
      Leslie Feldman

      Hi Freddy! I don't know the exact phrase we used, but your story turned up in a simple Internet search for "AutoCAD" and "education." Let me know if you'd ever like to contribute to the AutoCAD Blog. Here's to hoping you stay inspired!

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