Caitlin Beals (IND 2012), a designer with Durango, a division under Rocky Brands, Inc. specializing in western and fashion footwear, was part of a team recently awarded the 2013 Plus Award for design excellence.
The 15th annual Plus Awards, created by "Footwear Plus," a fashion magazine devoted to the footwear industry, were announced in February. Durango's designs for the award-winning boots were displayed in the publication's January 2013 issue.
Caitlin graduated from Ohio State in May 2012 with a degree in industrial design and began her career at Rocky Brands about two months after graduating. She currently serves as an associate designer and developer for Durango, a position that allows her to be fully involved in the design and manufacturing process.
For more information, please see this full length article in The Lantern.