Meet the Designers | Teen Design Fair
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Marlon Blackwell Architects
Practicing architect. Founder of Marlon Blackwell Architects. Creates architecture that responds to the physical and cultural eccentricities of a place.
2016 National Design Award winner for Architecture Design
Learn more about Marlon Blackwell.
Project architect and manager at CCS Architecture with experience in hospitality and residential projects.
Learn more about Yvonne Choy.
Michael Davis Architects + Interiors
Architect and interior designer. Founder of Michael Davis Architects. Firm’s diverse body of work has been featured in New York magazine, The New York Times, multiple films, and more.
Learn more about Michael Davis.
Kostow Greenwood Architects
Co-principal at Kostow Greenwood Architects. Believes every client is unique and thus design solutions can’t follow a “one-size-fits-all” formula. Clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, and CNN.
Learn more about Jane Greenwood.
Director of construction administration at ODA overseeing the efforts to bring concepts to full construction.
Learn more about Dongyoung Kim.
Project architect at ODA. Adjunct studio professor at NYIT School of Architecture and Design.
Learn more about Kris Levine.
Senior Associate project manager at Gensler—an integrated architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm.
Learn more about Megan Radebaugh.
iHeart Radio & Little Brown Girl Productions
Producer for leading media and entertainment networks including, MTV, VH1, ABC, and CBS. Director for the multimedia project Little Brown Girl.
Learn more about Cassidy Arkin.
Visual experience designer at Local Projects and freelance illustrator whose clients include Adidas and the School of Visual Arts.
Learn more about Rona Binay.
CHARLOTTE VAN DEN BOSCH
Visual experience designer at Local Projects. Previously worked as a graphic designer on the Brand & Environments team at Bruce Mau Design.
Learn more about Charlotte van den Bosch.
Freelance creative. Produces design and illustration for broadcast, print, and the web. Clients include ABC, FOX, LIFETIME, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
Learn more about Vincent Diga.
Union Square Hospitality Group
Lead graphic designer at Union Square Hospitality Group, creating work for thirteen of the company’s fine dining restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, and Marta, as well as the events catering company Union Square Events.
Learn more about Lauren Hodges.
Graphic designer and artist. Founder of Champion Graphics. Creates work with a uniquely human touch for clients such as MTV, Nike, Vans, Pepsi, Wallpaper magazine, and Warby Parker.
2016 National Design Award winner for Communication Design
Learn more about Geoff McFetridge.
Miko McGinty Inc.
Principal at namesake firm. Collaborates with artists and curators to design art books. Clients include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and MoMA.
Learn more about Miko McGinty.
gloria lora pichhadze
Little Brown Girl productions
Video design is a creative field of stagecraft which only recently gained some recognition. As a film editor I am always looking for new ways to integrate creative video design in my work.
Learn more about Gloria Lora Pichhadze.
Art director and Shake Shack’s first in-house designer. Previously practiced design and illustration at Paper + Cup Design and worked at 3SL Creative, creating branding for start-up companies.
Learn more about Cathie Urushibata.
Creative director at DYNE. Previously, design director for Nike’s Blue Ribbon Sportwear label, creative director for Adidas, and other fashion brands such as Sean John.
Learn more about Christopher Bevans.
Art jeweler and costume designer. Created a multi-faceted career involving her unique Zipper Jewelry and whimsical window display installations for stores like Nordstrom and Tiffany & Company.
Learn more about Kate Cusack.
jacki easlick LLC
Jacki Easlick is the former design director for Kenneth Cole Productions and Vera Bradley. Has designed handbags for respected brands including Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Henri Bendel Izak, Nine West, Steve Madden, Baggallini, and Target. Jacki has also designed handbags for successful pop culture icons such as Kardashian Kollection and Hello Kitty.
Learn more about Jacki Easlick.
Vice president of Brand, Trend, and Design for Women’s Apparel and Accessories.
Learn more about Nathan Laffin.
QA Analyst (Quality Control Dept) for ANN TAYLOR/THE LOFT; Owner/Fashion Designer of brand Adrina Fanore.
Learn more about Adrina Nelson.
Technical designer at Ann Taylor Stores and Factory Stores. Develops the dress and woven top category, providing fabric choices, design details, and construction.
Learn more about Betty Tarantola.
SENA & Asteria Active
Fashion designer. Worked with Alexander McQueen. Launched eponymous line SENA, with clients such as Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian. Recently launched Asteria Active, a luxury women’s active wear company.
Learn more about Sena Yang.
Co-founder of Tellart, an international design studio that creates interactive objects, immersive spaces, and digital experiences for brands, museums, and multinational companies.
2016 National Design Award winner for Interaction Design
Learn more about Matt Cottam.
Visual designer creating new software experiences for several Watson Health products and producing research-driven user interface designs.
Learn more about Jane Depgen.
Activist, graphic designer, and programmer. Clients have included Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations.
Learn more about John Emerson.
Leads the design of ArtFarm, an art and urban agriculture venue in Somerville, as well as environmental graphics projects at Harvard Graduate School of Design and at MIT. Chris is co-director of over,under’s pinkcomma gallery, co-author of Heroic: Concrete and the New Boston, and an adjunct professor at Northeastern.
Learn more about Chris Grimley.
Director of experience design at Adobe. Developing the next generation of digital imaging, photography and drawing tools with his team.
Learn more about Matthew Richmond.
Graphic designer and art director with expertise in strategy, design, and architecture.
Learn more about Nic Sanchez.
Head of design at Instagram. Before joining google in 2013, Ian alum was the director of design at UX and Foursquare.
Learn more about Ian Spalter.
Margaret gould stewart
Vice-President of product design at Facebook. Previously served as director of user experience at YouTube and spent two years leading Search and Consumer Products at Google. Over the course of her career, Margaret has led the design teams for five of the top ten most visited websites in the world.
Learn more about Margaret Gould Stewart.
User experience designer. Working on healthcare products that leverage the power of IBM Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities. Previously worked on projects for Coca-Cola, UBS, and HP.
Learn more about Jennifer Whyte.
Co-founder and principal at Studio O+A. Clients include Nike, Uber, and Yelp. Believes every client has a story and the designed work environment is a vehicle to tell it.
2016 National Design Award winner for Interior Design
Learn more about Verda Alexander.
Connects students, educators, and professionals who study retail design with career professionals for mentoring, design competitions, and scholarships.
Learn more about Ray Ehscheid.
Linda MacLeod fannon
Elkus Manfredi Architects
Senior associate and interior designer at Elkus Manfredi Architects. Focused on strategy, design, management, and the integration of brand and culture into workspace and retail design.
Learn more about Linda MacLeod.
Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Designer at Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design, a firm that brings an intuitive sense of humor, wit, and color to all their projects.
Learn more about Katie McVittie.
Job captain at Gensler, specializing in design development of all phases.
Learn more about Braxton Satterfield.
margie ruddick landscape
Associate at Margie Ruddick Landscape, a firm that has forged a design language integrating ecology and culture.
Learn more about Cecil Howell.
Mary Margaret jones
President and senior designer at Hargreaves Associates, a firm globally renowned for transforming neglected urban sites, waterfronts, and campuses into icons for their cities.
2016 National Design Award winner for Landscape Design
Learn more about Mary Margaret Jones.
Mouzayan al Khalil
Senior Associate at HMWhite. Has a deep knowledge of cutting-edge ecological based landscape design strategies informing projects with sustainable design intentions.
Learn more about Mouzayan al Khalil.
Adri design, llc and pet perch
Industrial designer for 20 years. IDEA Gold, Good Design and Red Dot awards. Over 55 Patents. Founder of Adri Design. Designs products to fit in people’s life and style. Think Sideways.
Learn more about Sheri Gillett.
Lite Lab Corp.
Industrial designer working in lighting fixture design for Lite Lab. Worked in various fields of design such as branding, pet products, and humanitarian projects.
Learn more about Oscar Lopez.
Design manager at Target dedicated to making good design accessible and affordable to all.
Learn more about Jillian Lustig.
ED by Ellen Degeneres
Design director for ED by Ellen DeGeneres. Collaborates with Ellen to curate and establish a collection line specializing in furniture, lighting, tabletop and decorative accessories.
Learn more about Anhdao Nguyen.
Product designer at Adobe helping customers create, deliver, and optimize content and applications.
Learn more about Olivia Schafer.
Vice president of Packaging at Ammunition. Firm’s noteworthy projects include Beats by Dr. Dre, Lyft Glowstache, Polaroid Cube, and UNICEF’s Kid Power Band.
2016 National Design Award winner for Product Design
Learn more about Hamish Thain.
Senior footwear designer for running and training at Puma. Previously worked for Kenneth Cole and Reebok.
Learn more about Chris Vella.
Featured Image: The NYC Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn held at the National Museum of the American Indian as part of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's National Design Week in New York City on October 13, 2015. Photo by Angela Jimenez Photography for Cooper Hewitt www.angelajimenezphotography.com