2020-2021 update: In adherence with campus directives, all advising and mentorship will happen remotely through Zoom, email, and phone until further notice. The Jacobs team remains available and happy to serve you during this time. You can also visit our news posts for COVID-19 updates regarding Jacobs programs and operations and the Jacobs makerspace.
What is design? How do I design something? What are the resources available for learning about design?
No matter your question, the Jacobs community is full of people who are eager to support you. Read on below for information about some of the advisors and mentors whom you can talk to during your exploration of design and technology.
The Jacobs student advisors can help you figure out how to take advantage of the opportunities at Jacobs, at Berkeley, and beyond, in ways that fit with your interests and goals. Learn more about them and the ways that you can get in touch with them below.
|Amy Dinh (she/her)
Jacobs Student Services & Programs Manager
|Tyshon Rogers (he/his)
Jacobs / Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Student Services Advisor
Virtual Front Desk
The Jacobs student services team has a “Virtual Front Desk” to enable students to drop in and ask questions–or just to say hi!–without the need to email or schedule an appointment in advance. View the Virtual Front Desk open hours here to know when advisors are available. To access the Virtual Front Desk, please click on the session time you’re interested in; you will find the Zoom link as well as alternatives, if you cannot or prefer not to use Zoom.
The Jacobs Design Specialists provide technical and design advice on bringing your ideas to reality. They are available for office hours appointments as well as drop-in guidance; you can also learn from them by coming to their workshops and trainings. Visit the Jacobs Design Specialists page to learn more about the team and contact them.
The Jacobs Design Fellows are design practitioners who bring diverse areas of expertise to the Jacobs Institute; you can find them during the office hours, talks, or workshops that they hold throughout the year, or reach out to them directly. Visit the Jacobs Design Fellows page to learn more about each Fellow and get in touch.
The student organization Design at Berkeley have organized a group of UC Berkeley students and alumni to help make design more accessible by offering their expertise to fellow student designers. They all have experience navigating either the Berkeley design community, professional design industries, or both! Read their bios for what specific skill sets and areas of expertise they’re willing to advise on.