Beth Mosher

Beth Mosher has a BA in anthropology and an MFA in industrial design. As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, she interned at the Smithsonian Institution, did observational studies and dissections of great apes and also worked on archaeological digs in Egypt and Bahrain. As a graduate student in industrial design, she interned at Smart Design. She has worked at Frog Design and at Nike in the Advanced Product Engineering Group. She now works for clients on a broad range of projects, from footwear to surgical devices.

In her practice-based research, Mosher blends scientific processes and design methodologies to probe the relationship between objects and culture, mining our cultural past and present for insights into the possibilities of our collective future. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has been featured in Adbusters, Azure, Ottagono, Core 77 and Wired Magazine.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • ID-24ST-04 Advanced Design: Studio
  • ID-20ST-05 Special Topic Design Studio

Spring 2018 Courses

  • ID-8965-02 Collaborative Study
  • ID-2465-01 Design Principles II
  • ID-230G-01 Encoding Objects: Experiments In Meaning and Method
  • BA, University of Chicago
  • MFA, The University of Illinois


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles