Justin is an experienced Industrial Designer with a focus on insight driven design. He is inquisitive, thoughtful and strategic in how he works, always seeking ways to learn more about the motivations of consumers and then applying those insights towards meaningful products. His work in understanding consumer behaviors, traditions, and actions have lead to many successful products and business strategies across multiple markets. Through-out Justin's career he has worked in the cosmetic, industrial products, consulting, CPG industries and has designed everything from chocolate moulds to sandblasters.
He resides in NJ with his wife and corgi named Biscuit. When he is not working you can find him enjoying his other passions cooking and mountain biking.
Business Development Manager for Daedalus. He develops client relationship and participates in Business Model Design projects. Previously he taught at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His background spans both corporations and consultancies. Tim has worked in the consumer and commercial electronics, infant products and athletic industries. He has worked with manufacturers and clients in Asia since 1989. He holds 14 design patents and 4 utility patents. Tim has been a member of IDSA since 1989. He received his BED in ID from NC State University in 1989 and his Masters of Design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008.
Chris is an Environmental Graphic Designer, and SEGD member, representing the warm and sunny Upper Midwest. His expertise lies in sign and architectural display manufacturing. As a father of two, he finds that the daily struggle of raising kids often presents some fascinating design opportunities. He is an avid cyclist and, as such, his most passionate discussions on the boards revolve around bicycle designs that are beyond impractical. Chris has a BFA from Iowa State University, and despite playing guitar since his teen years, he is still surprisingly terrible at it.
An energetic, passionate, "big ideas guy," Richard Kuchinsky is the Principal of The Directive Collective, a progressive footwear and brand design consultancy. From advanced concepts to production, Richard and The Directive Collective are focused on providing complete strategic design solutions with a specialization in design DNA and storytelling.
Richard is also highly involved in design education and advocacy, lecturing and leading workshops on design practice, innovation and strategy. He is currently a contributor, mentor and moderator at Core77 and is also the founder of First Pullover, the premiere footwear design resource blog. Richard is also currently the Chair for the National Design Collections Committee.
With an extensive range of design leadership experience in footwear design, development and brand building, Richard Kuchinsky has over 10 years of industry experience crafting innovative products and stories. His past positions include Footwear Director for hummel International A/S based in Demark, and Product Line Manager/Sr. Designer for Power Athletics Limited.
Richard believes that good design does not exist in a contextual vacuum, but rather, it is the personality of the brand that serves as the foundation for the emotional relationship between object and owner.
Jon Winebrenner is an Industrial Designer and co-founder of OneOak Design based in Delta, BC (a Vancouver Suburb). Prior to helping found OneOak Design, he worked for Sierra Wireless as the lead designer on the Voq Smartphone, Cypress Solutions as Lead Industrial Designer, and McLean Engineering as Industrial Designer (all companies in or around Vancouver, BC).
A graduate of Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), Jon spends his ?spare time? with his family and longing for a killer powder day. In addition to OneOak Design, he writes a design-centric blog called AiAlone (?I Alone?).
Ayca Akin is wrapping up her degree as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design. Before that, with her environmental policy background, she worked with nonprofits in almost every capacity. She realized that design thinking was lacking in social change strategies, so she went back to school to become a design thinker. Her graduate work is focused on designing for activism and making open source technologies more accessible to social change movements.
Natalia Allen is a surfer, tri-athlete and linguist. Her work has received a score of distinctions including the coveted Designer of the Year Award, a title she shares with Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Badgley Mischka. The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, New York Magazine, The BBC and Reuters were among the first to cover her unique story. In 2005, Natalia founded an influential design consultancy, where she specializes in the emerging areas of design and marketing for global clients, such as Quiksilver, Donna Karan, Dupont, Philips and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her creative designs and network are considered an essential catalyst between companies with a shared interest in the future of fashion.
Elaine Ann is the founder of Kaizor Innovation, a strategic innovation company based in Hong Kong, offering innovation strategies and design/user research to companies targeting to the emerging China market. Bi-cultural and bilingual, she has lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years (for companies such as Fitch Worldwide, Razorfish, Henry Dreyfuss, and Philips Design.) Her company provides unique insights that bridge behavioral, cultural, social and political differences between markets. Elaine brings to Asia processes of new product innovation and user-centered design methodologies.
Paola Antonelli is a Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design of The Museum of Modern Art. An architect by training, she has also worked as a writer (at Domus and Abitare, among others) and as an educator (UCLA School of Design, School of Visual Arts, and Harvard GSD). Her goal is to insistently promote design’s understanding, until its positive influence on the world is fully acknowledged. She is currently working on the exhibition Safe: Design Takes on Risk, scheduled for 2005, on a book about foods from all over the world as examples of outstanding design, and on trying to get a Boeing 747 into the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Adam Berninger is fairly tall and has blue eyes. He has good penmanship and holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Adam also heads The Heft Trade in New York City: a small, creative firm specializing in the design of publications, promotional materials, and websites.
James Conley serves as a Clinical Professor at both the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He is a member the Kellogg Center for Research in Technology & Innovation and serves as a faculty fellow at the NU Institute of Design Engineering and Application (IDEA). Beyond Kellogg, he teaches and does research in Asia (Keio Business School), Europe (WHU), Canada (Schulich School, York U.), and the Middle East (Recannati School, Tel Aviv U.). Beyond academia, he invents, acquires and licenses his portfolio of patented inventions around the globe. This professional practice informs and guides his academic research. At home, he is happily married to his kindergarten classmate Sally and they have 5 children.
A product himself of Pratt Institute, Andre has currently returned with new international experiences. His emphasis is in conceptual product design with aims of continuing to be involved in the team environment. "The goal is to take everyone with you, being recognized for it is just the bonus..."
Caroline Dobuzinskis first discovered design in the form of a Herman Miller vintage shell formica chair left in a university classroom. Caroline now lives and writes about arts and culture in Vancouver.
Todd Falkowsky is an internationally known product designer, writer and design educator. His education includes an Architecture degree from the Netherlands and a Masters from the prestigious Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. He has won numerous awards, exhibited globally and the press has extensively covered his work. This year he has relocated his studio from Milan to Toronto and has been busy teaching design at OCAD and managing his clients.
Mike Flanagan is Director of Marketing at Bresslergroup. He joined Bresslergroup in 1997 to help inform the design and development process with practical marketing, branding and positioning input. His background includes strategic planning, research design and specification, public relations and product promotion. Mike has been invited to present at events including 2006 About What For conference, IDSA national and district conferences, Product Development Management Association events, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University among others. He has also recently authored or contributed to articles in CORE 77, Innovation, and Appliance Magazine.
William Gordon is an internationally recognized, award winning independent industrial designer through his company Faxon|Gordon, based in Brooklyn, NY. William's currently designs products for many large manufacturers and small brands. Before going on his own William worked for Kohler Co. designing kitchen bath and home products. He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and has since lived in many diverse places such as New York, Copenhagen, Manila, and Sheboygan Falls, WI.
Kevin Henry coordinates the product design program at Columbia College Chicago. He is an industrial designer, curator, and writer interested in the intersection of design and the rest of the world. He co-chairs the Design For The Majority professional section of the IDSA along with Leslie Speer and Glen Lewis. He is currently writing a book for the British Publisher Laurence King on design visualization. He has received an IDEA and Good Design award.
Human Beans are Micka”l Charbonnel and Chris Vanstone. The duo met whilst studying product design at Central Saint Martins and have been working together ever since. Their work focuses on developing concepts for products and services including schools, cameras and sms services. Human Beans' "fictional products" have been published and exhibited internationally; they've been writing for Core since 2002.
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).
Bryan Hynecek is Director of Design at Ignition, where he has shaped his personal vision of design since joining the firm in 1998. Currently, he is responsible for the supervision of the industrial design staff and the implementation of the overall design philosophy of the company. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas.
Philadelphia-based journalist Joseph Dennis Kelly II specializes in covering architecture and design. A graduate of the University of the Arts and the Home & Design editor of Philadelphia Style magazine, his work has appeared in I.D. (International Design), Metropolis (forthcoming), Architectural Record, Architecture, World Architecture, Interior Design and Clear. He also provides strategic writing and editing services to clients working internationally in the architectural and design fields.
David Kemp is Marketing Director and CFO of Jager Di Paola Kemp Design (JDK), a brand design firm in Burlington, VT. David has been involved in design on the business side for more than 25 years, first as co-owner of a studio in New York City, Harmon Kemp, then joining Creative Director Michael Jager in 1989 in JDK. Earlier he worked in journalism as Public Relations Manager at Dow Jones & Co. and a reporter and columnist at the Boston Globe and other publications. David has A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from Dartmouth College.
Tim Kennedy is New York based designer now working as a Director of Industrial Design at Smart Design's New York office. He studied design at the College for Creative Studies and RISD and then worked with Niels Diffrient and Henry Dreyfuss Associates before joining Smart. His design work has included contract and residential furniture, aircraft interior and vehicle design, and consumer, medical, and industrial product design. He holds numerous design and utility patents, and has received 23 International Design Awards including four IDEA Gold awards.
Product designer and educator Scott Klinker heads the graduate 3D design program at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where he also received his MFA in 1996. He has worked in-house for IDEO (Palo Alto) and Sony/Ericsson and later chaired the design program at the Kanazawa International Design Institute in Japan. He currently runs Scott Klinker Product Design developing licensed designs for contract furniture, household goods and toys. In 2006, he was featured as one of Newsweek's annual 'Design Dozen' selection of best new designers. He has also organized exhibitions to promote design in Kanazawa, Chicago, Detroit, New York and Milan.
Dirk is a principal of Involution Studios, a software services company based in the heart of Silicon Valley. He is also the President of the User Experience Network (UXnet), the only industry non-profit explicitly dedicated to the entirety of the user experience industry. Previously, Dirk was the Chief Design Officer at Thread Information Design and has participated on the Boards of nine different companies and non-profit organizations. He has given presentations and keynotes all around the world and has published more than 100 articles on business and design-related topics.
Linda Lindroth and Craig Newick are an artist/architect collaborative team investigating relationships between art and architecture and experiential space. Their work has won numerous awards, grant and prizes and has been widely presented.
Steven is a freelance researcher, teacher and consultant in the areas of business innovation and business in society. Beating the most frequent path between Catalonia, the Basque Country, Brussels and Scotland, he builds on 8 years design + engineering education from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. An international duathlete, he directs a sports tours company in Girona and likes to spend his spare time running and cycling up and down big hills.
Jason and Tim provide the first beat you hear and the lst note that rings out on most Core77 Podcasts. Having seemingly cracked the code to what makes a low-fi jingle stick, they graciously provide audio support and mentoring advice from their home studio hidden well under the Williamsburg Bridge. They've toured the world many times over in various hardcore and punk band once hailing from San Francisco, CA. Their latest project is the Brooklyn-based folk punk mess called Polite Sleeper.
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.