Nancy J. Perkins

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer, Educator

Birth Country: United States

Resident Country: United States

Notes: great-niece of Anna Keichline, Pennsylvania's first registered female architect

Sources: Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994.



Employer: Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Title: Design Consultant

Notes: holds four patents for Sears designs

Employer: Perkins Design Ltd.

Employer: Illinois Institute for Design in Chicago

Title: Lecturer

Employer: Carnegie Mellon University

Title: Lecturer

Employer: University of Illinois, Chicago

Title: Lecturer



No apprenticeships on record


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Notable Projects

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Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Degree: B.S. in Industrial Design


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Role: Fellow

Organization: Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID)

Role: Member

Publications By

Title: Design and feminism: re-visioning spaces, places, and everyday things

Co-author: also edited by Joan Rothschild, Victoria Rosner, Dolores Hayden, Ellen Lupton, Alice T. Friedman, Barbara Knecht, Cheryl Buckley, Amelia Amon, Wendy E. Brawer, Roberta M. Feldman, Lynne Walker, Sue Cavanaugh

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

City: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Date Published: January 01, 1999

Publications About

Title: Goddess in the Details: product design by women

Author: Erika Doering, Rachel Sivitzky, Rebecca Welz

Publisher: Association of Women Industrial Designers (AWID)

City: New York City

Date Published: January 01, 1994