Gabe Pyle — Instructor, Industrial and Innovative Design (Class of 2012)
Gabe was part of the first class through the ICC, and is now part of the team, supporting both in-class instruction, and helping to innovate new curriculum and programs as the ICC continues to expand. Gabe’s advanced rendering and model-making skills, combined with his ability to quickly grasp new concepts, software, and systems make him an integral part of the ICC’s future. Further, Gabe has completed his Masters in Sustainable Design in 2015 and is also a highly successful graphic t-shirt designer.
Education and Credentials:
- BA, Industrial and Innovative Design, Cedarville University
- MA, Sustainable Design, Minneapolis School of Art and Design
- Favorite places to visit: Anywhere the family is and anywhere I’ve already been. I would love to return to Ireland, Kosovo, and Trinidad with my wife, and we want to add more countries to our list in the coming years.
- Hobbies: I love puzzles, riddles, superhero movies, and video games– particularly the Legend of Zelda franchise. I’m captivated by most animals I see, and I love spending time with my wife, whether that’s by watching movies, playing games, walking around Clintonville, or traveling to new parts of the world. I usually have a handful of t-shirt designs in the works, and I enjoy nothing more than playing board games with my friends and family.
- Why Cedarville: Though I grew up in Dayton, and Cedarville was a familiar choice for my high school, Cedarville wasn’t actually my first choice for my undergrad– I wanted a Evangelical university that taught industrial design, but I couldn’t find any schools that fit the criteria, so I set my dream aside and pursued a studio art degree at Cedarville for two years before I discovered that CU was about to launch their ID major. I joined the first class with my two intrepid classmates, Mark and Laura, and we helped pioneer the ID program in Columbus. After graduating and being offered a teaching role at the ICC, it became clear that my steps had been divinely orchestrated so that I might help guide the classes after me.