Joel Wittkamp

Industrial design professor


  • B.F.A., industrial design, University of Illinois
  • M.I.D., Royal College of Art, London, England


Products designed have grossed more than $50 billion in sales; more than 200 patents including those for IBM, Rubbermaid and Dow Chemical

Awards, recognitions and honors

Recognized as "Distinguished and Accomplished" faculty by SCAD and BusinessWeek magazine; designed products that have won numerous domestic and international awards including a "gold" for the best designed products in America by the Industrial Design Society of America


Industrial Design Society of America, Society of Artists and Designers (England), Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Plastic Engineers, S.E. Center for Business Growth & Entrepreneurship, national advisor committee, Consumers United of California

Publications and Presentations

  • "Ideation and Generating Ideas," national speaker, IDSA Lecture Series
  • "Ideation: The Art of Generating Ideas," NCSU Press
  • "Creativity: Why & How" and "A Designers Challenge," Design Quarterly Review