Allan Chochinov is a partner and editor in chief of Core77 and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures, moderates and leads workshops and symposia around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.