My name is Nifemi Ogunro. I am an industrial design student at Appalachian State. Beyond the skills that I have developed in the studio, I love applying new methods necessary to blend both product design and sustainability in my work. I am the 2016 Rigsby Scholarship recipient and served as the liaison for our IDSA student chapter. As a designer I would like to bridge the gap between design, sustainability and social issues. The idea of creating a product for the masses is a wasted concept if there is a disconnect between the designer and their understanding of a flood of differences in consumers. Design reaches a multitude of people and I hope to positively reflect the diversity found in the world through each individual piece I create.

Work Samples

  • Sound-wave Inspired Lamp (Final Physical Model)

  • Martha Stewart Desk Set

Work History

  • Barista

  • ASE Peer Leader

    • ACT Office
    • Boone, NC
    • Aug 2015 - Present (2 years 2 months)

    Lead a group of students to learn about a social justice issue during spring break.

  • Appalachian Student Ambassadors

    As a volunteer organization, we serve the needs of the three main offices: The Alumni Association, University Admissions and The Office of The Chancellor.

  • IDSA Liaison

    Served as the contact point for prospective partnerships through IDSA.

  • Resident Assistant

    Created a safe and secure environment for the assigned residence hall and report any safety concerns to supervisor.

  • EPIC (Energy Production and Infrastructure Center) Internship at UNCC

    • UNCC
    • Charlotte, NC
    • May 2014 - Aug 2014 (3 months)

    -Became proficient in using Auto Desk Inventor to make logos and models using a 3D
    -Complete tasks before a deadline


  • Appalachian State University

    • Industrial Design Product Design
    • 2013 - Currently Enrolled





2016 Rigsby Scholarship