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Renowned educator and designer Leslie Speer is the Chair of Product Design at MICA and the other faculty come from leading industry and organizations such as Stanley Black & Decker, Booz Allen Hamilton, and more. Regular visits from practicing designers in the studio enhance student exposure to a diversity of design practices and perspectives. If you are interested in learning more about the department and the faculty, come visit us. Reach out to our administrative assistant and she will help you to plan your visit.

Product Design Faculty

Juan Noguera

Juan Carlos Noguera is an Industrial/Product Designer, he holds a Masters of Industrial Design (MID) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Bachelors of Industrial design (BID) from Universidad Rafael Landivar, in Guatemala city. A native Guatemalan, he was raised in a colorful and vivid culture. He quickly developed an interest in how things were made, tearing everything he owned apart, and putting it back together, often with a few leftover pieces. After graduation and a succession of projects related to design for development, Juan was chosen as a Fulbright fellow for the class of 2013 by the U.S. Department of State. He went on to be the lead designer for Voxel8, helping create the world’s first 3D Electronics printer. Juan was awarded as one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators under 35” LATAM in 2017. Juan Noguera website:

Tim Devoe

Timothy DeVoe is an artist working in the media of sculpture, installation and interactive art. Tim received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited work internationally as well as across the continental United States. Tim Devoe website: