Mr. Michael A. Rall


  • Master of Industrial Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Drafting and Design with Business Minor, Summa Cum Laude, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Teaching and Research Interest(s)

  • The expansive nature of Industrial Design has allowed Michael to work in a variety of fields from gifts to furniture. He is particularly interested in how the ever changing areas of new technology, both input (Touch Sensitive Displays) and output (3D Printers), can be implemented into the classroom. Michael is an avid user of both technologies in his creative work as a way to rapidly visualize new design work.

Professional Affiliation(s)

  • Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

  • Dassault Systemes, Solidworks, Advanced Surfacing, Professional, 2019

  • Dassault Systemes, Solidworks, Mechanical Design, Professional, 2018

  • Dassault Systemes, Solidworks, Mechanical Design, Associate, 2015

Publication(s) and/or Exhibition(s)

  • "Droist" Coat Hook Series, Top Drawer, London, England, 2020 (virtual) and 2021 (in person)

  • "The Future of Retail Exhibition", International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Schools Exhibit, New York, NY, 2018

  • "AnimaKins" Animal Inspired Housewares, DesignBoom Mart, Toronto, Canada, 2016

Something Fun

  • When I'm not creating or grading, I can be found playing basketball at the University Recreation Center.

Additional Work Samples

Images from Exhibitions

Title: Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Assistant Chair
Department: Department of Applied Design

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-8994

Fax: (828) 265-8696

Office address
Kerr Scott Hall 203