The reality is that most American companies design products here, ship them to Shenzhen for manufacturing and then collect profits for that blessed hot second until copyrights become useless and/or futile to enforce i.e. we'd feel sorry about the $159 iPhone IF the issue of worker hardship inspiring suicide wasn't a persistent story.
Professor and Acting Chair Chris Chapin has dedicated his career in design education to the positive influences artists and designers can have in providing innovative solutions to the global community. He joined KCAI in 2009. Since that time, he has led the Graphic Design program, taught cross-disciplinary Foundation studios, and developed a progressive Product Design program.