alice cole

alice cole

New York, NY, US

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I As a designer, I enjoy imagining spaces that create curiosity and effectively tell a story. I aim to foster a conversation and create memorable user experiences by immersing people in a space that is both beautiful and functional. Inspiration while designing often comes from art, nature, and the idea of multi-sensory experiences. While working with clients, I find it’s important to listen to their needs, ask questions, and do research in order to develop solutions that will be successful. 

One of my favorite architects, Carlo Scarpa, believed that displaying art, museografia, is an art itself and I believe the beauty of exhibition design is the rhythm created for the user’s experience, much like a dance. 

I am fascinated by how we can escape through space and connect with our environments and I aspire to innovate and design for a more sustainable and inclusive future. 

On my own, I continue research to explore concepts like: how to represent different learning styles and how do people experience and hold memories? What resonates with people as individuals in a society where information is overloaded? What is the role of educational exhibits for the future of conveying and holding knowledge? 



YAC academy, Bologna, IT, Architecture for Exhibition

I aspire to innovate and design for a more sustainable and inclusive future. I listen to what is needed and thoughtfully communicate the important topics to benefit the user’s experience. I design spatial stories that aim to foster a conversation.

Dec 2021 - Feb 2022

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Interior Architecture Studies

Specialized in exhibition and narrative environments major within Risd's Interior Architecture masters program.

Aug 2020 - Aug 2021

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York City, Bachelors, Visual presentation and exhibition design

Studied visual merchandising design, spatial design, exhibition graphic design for way-finding. Environmental graphic design. Pop-up shop design. Branded event and trade-show booth design.

Sep 2014 - May 2018



Awarded full merit scholarship for YACademy exhibition course 2021-2022 in Bologna, Italy.


Dept Honors Visual Presentation & Exhibit Design Award, 1st Place

Department award for associates degree.


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