Fall 2022 KU Design Symposium Lecture Series lineup

LAWRENCE — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2022 KU Design Symposium Lecture Series.

The KU Design Symposium Lecture Series (formerly the Hallmark Symposium) was established in the Department of Design in 1984 to enrich the education of KU students through exposure to designers, artists and educators from around the world. In its 35-plus year history, the series has become a cultural asset to the local creative community beyond the Lawrence campus.

All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public either in person or online. See event site for details. 

Aug. 25

Jasjyot Singh Hans is an illustrator unendingly inspired by an explosive neon mix of fashion, music and pop culture. He has a constant regard for the past and a voracity for all that is current. His work chronicles around themes of body image, sexuality and self-love.

Sep. 8

Alison Nowak is an illustrator, graphic designer and writer who has worked with a wide range of clients, from individual artists to national retailers. Much of her design, communications and illustration work focuses on promoting sexual and reproductive health. Nowak has received awards from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and 3x3 Magazine.

Sep. 22

Joey Zeledón works with objects to address their challenges and unlock their potential by designing for user needs, emotional connection and business constraints all within a compelling object narrative. Zeledón’s award-winning work has been featured in publications such as Design Milk, Dezeen, Fast Company, Interior Design, New York Times and TASCHEN. He is the author of Touchy/Feely, a book about emotional ergonomics.

Oct. 20

Angela Clark is a design and product development executive with a passion for creative leadership that contributes to the greater good. She has design and product development experience at leading international brands, including IKEA and Pottery Barn. Her career has spanned from designing medical devices, exercise equipment and fragrance delivery systems to decor, furniture and storage solutions for the home. She holds awards from Chicago Good Design and multiple patents.

Nov. 3

Femke van Schoonhoven is a senior product designer at Wealthsimple. Prior, she held positions at Uber working on payment experiences for drivers and merchant solutions for Uber Eats. While at Uber, van Schoonhoven started a YouTube channel to teach product design and user research to the next generation of designers. Her videos have received over 1 million views.

Nov. 17


Dec. 1

CLAUS is the moniker for the one-man creative studio of illustrator and designer Justin Harder. With a distinct sense of humor, a clear focus on bold, graphic illustrations, and conceptually sound graphic design problem-solving, CLAUS brings a unique perspective to solutions for clients of all sizes.