Author Archives: Josh Owen

Metaproject 13 Book

The Metaproject book series chronicles the RIT industrial design annual initiative for which it is titled and numbered in chronological order. Each book tells the story of the unique relationship between the particular year’s selected industry partner, unpacking the unique assets that RIT offers to deliver outcomes that offer real-world connections to the students working under Owen’s tutelage. Metaproject 13’s industry partner was Lazzoni.

Summer Design Workshop 2023

Josh Owen, in his role as Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, hosted the second Summer Design Workshop in partnership with the Corning Museum of Glass.

Metaproject 13

Josh Owen’s RIT industrial design undergraduate students’ Metaproject 13 was exhibited in Lazzoni’s Madison Avenue NYC Showroom. Read More.


Josh Owen’s Mother Tongue guitar pedal won a GOOD DESIGN award. Read More

Fast Company

Fast Company named Josh Owen’s Match Stryker for Areaware as one of “the best gifts for the design nerds in your life.” Read more here.