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Korrin Howard will lead two design programs for Dunwoody College

Both Interior Design and Graphic Design & Production now part of the School of Design

Experienced interior designer and public artist Korrin Howard is stepping into a new leadership role at Dunwoody College of Technology. Howard has been named Director of the Interior Design and Graphic Design & Production programs, both of which will now be part of the College’s new School of Design.

This is an expansion of Howard’s previous position and reflects the College’s commitment to growing its design-centric programs.

For the past 16 years, Howard has applied her experience as a designer and public artist to inspire students in the classroom. In her new role, she will be leading the graphic and interior design programs to help students become sought-after creative professionals in the design fields.

Howard received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institutes International MN, before going on to receive two Master of Fine Arts degrees – one in Ecological Architecture from Vesper College in Minneapolis, and another in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

She is a member of numerous professional associations, including IIDA, the commercial interior design association; NEWH the hospitality industry network; AIGA the professional organization of Design; and the Interior Design Educators Council. Howard received her National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certification in 2013.

In her role as an interior designer, Howard previously worked for the PDI Design Group as a BIM/Revit Specialist. In 2004, she became a faculty member at the Art Institutes International MN and joined the Dunwoody Interior Design faculty in 2016.

During her time at Dunwoody, Howard helped lead the Interior Design program through the successful re-accreditation process with the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Howard has completed artist residencies at both the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Stevens Point Sculpture Park and has also worked extensively as a commissioned public artist. Her work has included:

  • Three Rivers Park District, Eagle Lake Park, Maple Grove, MN
  • City of Mankato, Event Center Plaza, Mankato, MN
  • Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN
  • Paradise Community Garden, Minneapolis, MN
  • Columbus Community Garden, Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Anthony Community Garden, St. Paul, MN
  • Mulberry Junction Community Garden, Minneapolis, MN

“I am excited to take on this role as the College launches its new School of Design,” Howard said. “Our Interior Design and Graphic Design & Production programs have consistently produced creative professionals who are collaborators and leaders in the field. Now as part of the School of Design, these programs will only get stronger.”

About Dunwoody

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.