Alumnus Joey Ruiter is on the Move
Joey Ruiter (2000, Industrial Design) was recently featured in the on-line magazine Rapid Growth. According to the publication, the 33-year-old industrial designer has bought a tiny parcel west of Founders Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids and plans to construct "a little office-garage" estimated to cost $180,000 to support his work.
Ruiter‚??s portfolio of work ranges from marine craft and office furniture to birdhouses, dental tools and religious book publishing. Already a major influence on today‚??s new direction in human-centric workplace and educational products, he has earned best-in-class recognition for his work in several regions of the world. His signature is design that meets everyday needs in surprising ways, pushing the limits of manufacturing and confronting established expectations.