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Hi, I'm Dylan,

a recent Industrial Design graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Assistant Apparel and Soft Goods Designer at Haddad Brands in NYC. I'm a multifaceted designer with interests in all forms of art, photography, political science, music, fashion, and technology. I'm constantly fueling my inspiration through the creative cross-pollination of my passions and curiosities.

I feel most in sync with my creativity when working hands-on and I'm passionate about designing with character, purpose, and an element of uniqueness or surprise. While tangible design is my strong suit, I'm always exploring diverse mediums, methods, and modes of thinking to create and elevate new dimensions of a project, object, solution, or message.

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Representing Industrial Design: Dylan Fan

Spotify - Behind Artists: Nexus Podcast - Dylan Fan  Part One    Part Two



My love for Industrial Design was formed by a culmination of my other interests. While I've been drawing since I could hold a crayon, until my second year of high school, I was set on becoming a commercial pilot. I have always been fascinated by the design of aircraft and the way they fly. I had a change of heart after a few training flights and decided to dedicate myself to art.

My main passions are street / documentary photography and travel which often go hand in hand. In my free time, I study world politics and current events. These hobbies bring me diverse lenses that influence my approach to problem solving and help shape the language of my design.

As a Student

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In 2022, I founded the RISD Photo Society (RIPHSO) on the idea of bringing together both RISD and Brown students who share a common interest in photography. Run by a team of 3, we hosted photowalks around Providence, Boston, and New York City, organize events such as book fairs, and manage an inventory of Fujifilm X-System equipment that members can lend for free through our accessible Equipment Loaner Program (ELP). The club currently has over 200 members. 


I served on the Executive Team of the RISD Student Alliance (student government) for 2 years as Communications Officer. Our mission is to amplify the voice of the student body, act as the bridge between students and the administration, and host events that promote community and engagement.

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