Design Department
Designing successful careers for a changing world

Our Design students learn to combine personal expression and critical thinking as they create solutions that connect industry, individuals, and institutions to specific audiences and themselves to the world.


Your support creates opportunities for design students to build professional networks before graduation, giving them a springboard into successful careers.


Our department has built a robust network of alumni who use their influence and position to help our graduates and each other build successful careers in Design. Check out this great gallery of pics from our recent alumni gathering in Seattle.


Your donation will support:

  • Global field study
  • Site visits to regional and national design firms
  • Scholarships
  • Critical learning tools


Thank you for supporting our Design students! Check out the Design students' Instagram to see what they're up to right now!


Pictured at top of page: Students in the Design 481 Workshop collaborated with illustrator Marisol Ortega to paint and install a mural along the new Aeration Stabilization Basin Trail at Squalicum Harbor. Learn more about the collaboration.


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Design BFA Class of 2020


Top Five Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association has rewarded the top five areas that secured the most donors on MAY 28 with a bonus of $1,000 each! Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize #WECARE Donors
1 $1,000 Student Emergency Fund 199
2 $1,000 Men's Rowing 174
3 $1,000 Ice Hockey 151
4 $1,000 Cross Country & Track and Field 101
5 $1,000 Marketing Program 87
Whatcom Educational Credit Union Challenge
Now that we have reached $100,000 in dollars raised, a $5,000 gift from Whatcom Educational Credit Union has been unlocked!
$100,000 / $100,000 Raised
Whatcom Educational Credit Union Stretch Challenge
Now that we have reached $300,000 in dollars raised for WWU Give Day, ANOTHER $5,000 gift from Whatcom Educational Credit Union has been unlocked because WE CARE about WWU student success.
$300,772 / $300,772 Raised
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