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Emilie Baltz
New York, NY, USA

Emilie Baltz is an international freelance designer and photographer. Her professional credits include work for the Vitra Design Museum, the IDSA, Wired Magazine, Time Out New York, The Royal College of Art, Oxford University Press, Pratt Institute, and the restoration of a medieval French chateau. Emilie is attracted to the frozen moments at the ends of forks.

Emilie Baltz...on Coffee
Niti Bhan
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Niti Bhan focuses on offering strategic insight for growth opportunities and revenue generation in the rapidly evolving interstitial space between design and business. Her 15 years of experience include employers such McCann Erickson Worldwide, Hewlett Packard India, The Second City and most recently, the Institute of Design. She is an engineer and an MBA whose most significant achievement in the field of design has been dropping out of two graduate design programs on two continents in two centuries - the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Institute of Design, Chicago. Her areas of interest are business intelligence and trends, business strategy as well as creating a compelling user case for design as force for increasing value.

Putting the "Desi" in Design
Ecodesign, Ecolabels and the Environment
Shopping for Innovation
Seismic Shift - Changes in the global design industry
While You Were Out
Rob Blinn
New York, NY, USA

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Robert spent his entire childhood making mashed potato skyscrapers and drawing on every surface in sight. He majored in mathematics and economics at Brown and then followed with a six year stint on Wall Street before revisiting his childhood passions and receiving a Masters in Industrial Design. After working at several startups, he found himself focused on financial issues as often as design, and he's been sketching, consulting, writing and talking ceaselessly about the intersection of business and design ever since.
Arnold Van Bezooyen
Hamburg, Germany
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Arnold van Bezooyen an independent Industrial Designer who is in it for the process. This 'Dutch Designer' enjoyed life and work in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany where he is currently based. Trained as a design all-rounder he received his M.Sc. degree from the Delft University of Technology. After a two year work period at PARK advanced design management he now conducts materialinnovation by exploring the role and potential of new materials in design, so called Material Stories. His private life is more about 'no-tech' as in enjoying good friends, his guitar, and live Jazz.

Materials Clogger
Delft University of Technology
PARK Advanced Design Management
Material Stories
William Bostwick
New York, NY, USA

William is a freelance design writer, editor, and podcaster. His work has appeared in Metropolis, ARTnews, the Architect's Newspaper,, and Good. He bakes a mean apple pie and his bike is color-coordinated with his favorite Gang of Four record.

Allan Chochinov
New York, NY, USA

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Allan Chochinov is a New York-based designer and educator. He is a partner of Core77.

Something for Nothing?
All You Ever Needed to Know You Learned in...
Ralph Caplan's By Design
James Dyson and a Cleaner America
Jeannie Choe
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Jeannie is a true jack-of-all trades, looks forward to a day gone swimmingly, and finds joy in all things awesome. Brilliant art, rocking the renegade music scene, conjuring up haute designs, other people's hot designs, tasty salad, trashy magazines and unicorns are some of the many things she is passionate about.

Studio Bullitts
D.I.Y. ID: Indie Designers on the Rise
Stuart Constantine
New York, NY, USA

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Stuart Constantine is a founding partner of Core77. He studied History at the University of Connecticut and Industrial Design at Pratt Institute. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, three young children, a collection of guitars, and a sailboat.
Michael DiTullo
San Francisco, CA
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As Chief Design Officer of DEI Holdings, Michael DiTullo is passionate advocate as well as experienced practitioner of design. In addition to his work at DEI he is a contributor for the well-known design resource, He lectures at corporations, universities and conferences on the effect, value and how tooÕs of design. Prior to DEI Michael was Creative Director at the legendary frog design, where he lead teams that worked with Google, Motorola, Honda, Braun, Brooks, Harmon Kardon and Intel. Before frog, DiTullo spent nearly a decade developing several product collections at Nike Inc from advanced concept to production and started his career at Evo Design where he worked for a wide array of clients. DiTullo holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work has garnered international awards and has been featured in many media outlets and publications.
He lives in the Russian Hill area of San Francisco with his wife Kristina who is a visual artist and their dog Louie who is spoiled. He draws stuff from the futureÉ
Discussion Boards Admin
Postcards from Palm Springs: Modern Gems in the Desert
Last Man Standing: 80 years of Teague Design
Portland UNKL Offsite Event
Michael Doyle
Royal Oak, MI, USA
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Trained at CCS in Detroit, Doyle has spent the last 10+ years working in and lecturing about experiential and communication design. He was the first place winner of Archinect's Communication Booth design competition in 2001, served as Graphics Chair for the 2003 IDSA National Conference and is on the board of for the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. He is a news editor for and, and director of
Simon Husslein

Simon Husslein completed his studies at the University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany in 2000. He then went on to design for offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai. Working with Hannes Wettstein in Zurich he managed projects for clients like BMW, Cassina, Lamy, Nomos, Panasonic, Sony, Unifor and Ventura. After his graduation from the Royal College of Art, London in 2007 he opened his studio in Shanghai.
Simon Husslein draws his inspiration from technology, art and design. Having proven his expertise in product design, interfaces, digital fonts, timepieces and furniture, Husslein now strives to bring these diverse influences and practices together in his development as a creative artist. Husslein's recent work investigates optical illusions in relation to the surrounding space, time and light. Juggling art and design he aims to position himself somewhere in-between (trying to get to the edge of the cliff).
Brit Leissler

Brit Leissler studied design at the KISD in Cologne as well as the CCA in San Francisco and has worked in communication & interface design for various companies in Germany and Switzerland before coming to London in 2005. Here she graduated 2007 from the Royal College of Art with a master degree in product design. Since then she has been busily engaged in establishing her own London based »Shoot the Stylist!« design studio, and has undertaken design consultancy and commissioned work for the BBC, Vodafone, Lago S.p.A. and other companies, as well as working on self-initiated projects. Using an eclectic alchemy of different mediums and disciplines, she seeks to place Art & Commerce in bed together to create beautiful subversive children, her work being highly conceptual with a strong playful and emotional flavor.

When taking a break from the design world she writes, sings and composes quirky electronic pop from the tough to the romantic (her current project being »Happy Trigger«) and spreads her own brand of creative karma around the world. Brit travels a lot, loves all forms of eccentricity, joins up the dots, gets into interesting conversations with all kinds of weird and wonderful people, and as a hardcore digital camera gunslinger shoots everything that moves and grooves. She doesn't eat animals, is hot for cheese, loves the Kensington Squirrels, her boyfriend Chrisly and life enhancing ideas.

Eric Ludlum
Portland, OR

Eric Ludlum is a founding partner of Core77 and is currently residing in Portland.
Xanthe Matychak
Ithaca, New York
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Xanthe is an artist and designer living in upstate New York. She teaches design and creative methods in the Saunders College of Business and in the Center for Student Innovation at RIT.

Emptying a Space to Let Something In
Enlightened Innovation
Sustainable Answers: Taking no prisoners with Tom Seager
Rain Noe
New York, NY, USA
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N. Rain Noe is an NYC-based freelance writer, designer, photographer, and magazine editor. He enjoys writing, travel, and persecuting robots.
Andrea Jane Paustenbaugh
New York + Portland + Open to suggestion

Andrea the firecracker graduated valedictorian from the school of hard knocks, floating on the full ride endowment courtesy of the inventor of the barcode. Upon graduation she packed her vintage suitcases, headed east, as she continues her exploration as an artist, teacher / student, designer, and life long inventor.


There is this girl named Andrea and she totally loves art and design. She was born in a children's art school, lived in many old warehouses, and continues to create on a minute by minute basis. She has a limitless imagination and sticks to her (and her fathers) personal motto, "rules are for other people." Like a firecracker she is quick, loud and will burn you if you hesitate.

Steve Portigal
Montara, CA, USA
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Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting, a boutique firm that helps organizations discover and act on new insights about themselves and their customers.

In addition to regularly speaking at design and marketing events, Steve has taught Design Research at the California College of Art, and is known for his blog, All This ChittahChattah. He is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Grocery Products in his home.

Design with Personality
The More. The Merrier
Total Recall: Looking Back at 2004?
Shopping for Innovation
Lisa Smith
Chicago, IL, USA
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Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Glen Jackson Taylor
New York, NY, USA
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Glen is a caffeine fueled, photo taking, streaming music, sushi loving Australian obsessed with collecting airline safety cards and has only destroyed one laptop in 7 years of riding to work every day. With formal training in both Industrial Design and Interactive Media at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, he was the online art director at for almost 5 years before joining the team at Core77.
Bruce M. Tharp
Holland, MI, USA

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Bruce M. Tharp is currently a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago and works for Haworth's thinktank, the Ideation Group, helping to bridge the gap between research and design solutions. In addition to an MA in Anthropology, he holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MID from Pratt Institute.

2003 IDSA National Education Conference
Archived: Design Research (January 04)
Cultural Construct: Travel photos from Cuba
Mark Vanderbeeken
Turin, Italy
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Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (Ivrea, Italy), European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF, Copenhagen, Denmark), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (New York, USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Antwerp, Belgium).

The Best Design Policies Are Local: A review of the Shaping the Global Design Agenda Conference
The Interaction-Ivrea offspring
Changing the Change - a call to action
Flexibility - design in a fast changing society
Paola Zini: An Interview with the Director of Torino World Design Capital
Willem Van Lancker
Providence, RI, USA
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Willem Van Lancker is a senior studying Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and a special student at Brown University in Commerce, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship. He has worked as a designer for Adidas, Reebok, Major League Soccer, Brown, RISD and Apple among other professional clients.

In addition to his work in graphic design, Willem is an activist working to promote integrative and experiential leadership and education between Brown, RISD, and Providence, RI. With a team of eight students he directed and organized A Better World by Design, RISD and Brown's international conference on collaborative design toward social and environmental responsibility. The event spawned the formation of a new non-profit, Revolution x Design, to create a more sustainable foundation for these ideas in the local educational community.

Beyond design and activism, Willem co-captains the Brown University Club Lacrosse Team, is a competitive sailboat racer, and a member or RISD's championship (flag) football team.

Alissa Walker
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Alissa Walker writes about design for publications like Good, Fast Company, I.D., and ReadyMade, and is the assistant editor of the California Architect's Newspaper. She can be found on your iPod as the associate producer of the KCRW show "DnA: Design and Architecture." Alissa lives in Hollywood, where she throws ice cream socials, tends to her drought-tolerant gardens, and relishes life in LA without a car. Her new blog, The Life of the Party: Working Your Net