Kevin Fagan

Kevin Fagan '07
faganWhen he’s not in a classroom at the Harrington College of Design learning about parametrics or the ecology of design, Kevin Fagan ’07 is gaining hands-on experience at one of the longest-running furniture design showrooms in the industry: Design Atelier. Due to its esteemed industry reputation, the Chicago-based showroom attracts designers and planners from all over the country including acclaimed designers Eric Brand and James Duncan.

Fagan, who holds degrees in both communications and art from Quincy University, spends most of his workday in the modern (non-traditional) design showroom where he works directly with the showroom manager on project designs for prospective and existing clients. Assignments vary from day to day but can include anything from coordinating events to assisting in designing and producing custom furniture orders.

Fagan is a 2010 recipient of the Service and Leadership Scholarship from Harrington College and is set to earn his masters in commercial and furniture design in December of 2011. Upon graduation, he hopes to turn his passion into a career as a full-time furniture designer. Away from the office and the classroom, Fagan utilizes his artistic intuition as an accomplished photographer.

(Originally published in February 2011 QUniverse)