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ARTtalk: Tools, technology, and access in digital design and fabrication – Panel Discussion with Andres Tellez, Frankie Flood, Andrew Bailey Arend and Derek Eggers

Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: TCVA Lecture Hall

Cost: FREE

Join Andres Tellez, Frankie Flood, Andrew Bailey Arend and Derek Eggers​ as they talk about their work in Transformations: App DigiFab, an exhibition of new design and art works showcasing experimental applications of computer-aided design and fabrication technologies currently on display in the Mayer Gallery. During their discussion, they will focus on tools, technology, and access in digital design and fabrication.


Transformations: App DigiFab on view in the Mayer Gallery through May 6, 2023

ARTtalk: Panel Discussion – Transformations: App DigiFab with Richard Elaver, Adam Adcock and Nicole Villarreal. Friday February 3, 5 – 6 pm, TCVA Lecture Hall

Fizzy First Friday Art Crawl February 3, 5 – 8 pm

Spring Exhibition Celebration: March 3, 5 – 9 pm

GALLERYtalk: Panel Discussion – Transformations: App DigiFab with Chelsea Helms, Travis Donovan and Mark Nystrom,  Friday March 24, 12 – 1 pm, Mayer Gallery

About the Artists

Dr. Andres Tellez (he/him/his), is a designer, researcher, and educator who is passionate about Design and Learning.

Dr. Tellez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Design, where he coordinates and teaches foundational design courses, where students are introduced to principles and elements of design in 2D and 3D, and where they acquire basic skills for digital representation.

In his research, Dr. Tellez has explored topics that lie in the intersection of Design and Learning, such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in design education, empathy development in industrial design programs, or design thinking as a problem-solving strategy for non-designers. Additionally, his work also intends to bring a design perspective into interdisciplinary initiatives that address complex and systemic issues.

Dr. Tellez holds a Ph.D. in Design from North Carolina State University, a Master’s in Education from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), and a Bachelor’s in Industrial Design from the same university.

Frankie Flood is a Professor and area head of the Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design area at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Flood previously served as Director of the Digital Craft Research Lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing.

The potential that Craft has to serve local and global communities through design and fabrication has been the focus of Flood’s recent research as he continues to combine traditional craft practice with digital technology. His recent research regarding 3D printed prosthetics and one of a kind adaptive devices has spread worldwide and his creation of the Digital Craft Research Lab has created new areas of study for students interested in digital fabrication.

Bailey Arend (b. 1987 Anchorage, Alaska) is an artist who explores relationships between body, action, material and ecology. His work generally takes form as sculpture and also touches on performance, drawing and photography. He has been awarded residencies and fellowships including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts. He exhibits nationally including solo exhibitions at Lacuna Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, The International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, AK, The Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, AK, and Claymakers in Durham, NC. Bailey Arend received his MFA from Alfred University in 2016. He is currently a Lecturer and Lab Operations Assistant Manager for the Art Department at Appalachian State University.


Derek Eggers serves as an Instructional Design Specialist, through CETLSS supporting faculty in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, University College, College of Business and the Graduate School in addition to teaching the Rapid Prototyping course in Applied Design at Appalachian State University.

His experience as an instructional designer combined with a background in industrial technology and engineering design provide a diverse skillset to compliment the CETLSS team at Appalachian. Derek earned a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Instruction and Administration within the Instructional Systems Design program at the University of Kentucky, a M.S. in Industrial Technology from Purdue, and a B.S. in Engineering Design Technology from East Tennessee State University.

Derek regularly teaches IND-3911 “Rapid Prototyping” in the Department of Applied Design in addition to other experimental courses. His interests include project based learning, digital design and fabrication, environmental sustainability; and, he enjoys sailing, snowboarding, and kayaking with his family and friends.



Mar 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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