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Stan is a generalist at heart and possesses a wide range of design interests and skills. As an accomplished cabinetmaker, he has designed and crafted furniture for many private clients throughout the US, while his skills in the fabrication and engineering of sculptural work fostered collaborations with artists such as Denis Oppenheim and Ed Rothfarb. Shortly after graduating from Pratt with his BID, Stan was appointed as senior designer for Charles Pollock International, and went on to establish his own firm. As a principle of Rickel Jackson Design, Stans’ clients include: Farberware, Anchor Hocking Glassware, Conair, Mel Appel, Mattel, Galoob, Hasbro, Tiger Electronics, Trimark, united chair, Les Prismatiques, and George Kovacs.  As an educator for the last 15 years, Stan has taught at Pratt Institute and Syracuse University prior to joining Rochester Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design Program in 2001, where he acted as the Department Chair and is currently the Graduate Coordinator. Stan has authored, co-authored papers and presented papers on subjects ranging from experiential learning to interactive design to abstraction in the 21st century. In 2009, Design Intelligence named Stan as one of the most respected design faculty in the US. Stan continues to design artifacts and ideas for clients, and has also been known to sneak into the studio and build something just for fun. His areas of current research and interest include, sensible design, Dr. Seuss, whole/brain thinking, abstractions and perception, emergent properties of artifacts and environments and most importantly, education of the next generation of brilliant designers. Stan also holds a MID from Syracuse University.