Concept '22 Event Schedule and Speakers
10:00 - 10:15 | Opening Statements
10:15 - 11:05 | Speaker | Jane Abernathy
11:15 - 12:05 |Workshop | Stacey Lin
12:05 - 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 | Speaker | Brian Madden
2:00 - 3:15 | Workshop | Sunghyun Lee
3:25 - 4:15 | Speaker | ANCORD Design Co
4:20 - 4:30 | Closing Statements
5:00 - 5:30 | Portfolio Panel
5:45 - 7:00 | Portfolio Review
10:00 - 10:15 | Opening Ceremonies
10:15 - 11:05 | Speaker | Andrew Lowe
11:15 - 12:05 | Speaker | Heather Jeffrey
12:05 - 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 | Speaker | Dustin Lee
2:00 - 2:50| Workshop | Design Sprint
3:00 - 3:50 | Speaker | Joey Zeledon
4:00-4:30 | Design Panel | Stacey Lin
4:30 - END | Closing Statements
Design Director, Cortex Design | BID Class of 2011
When he was young, Andrew liked to walk around in the buff with a tool belt as a loincloth; blow-molded hammer in hand. This progressed into sandbox construction yards. He then graduated to LEGO® bricks. The urge to design has never left. He now leads design teams to execute and deliver on award-winning products. He provides strategic vision and guidance on the projects he leads in the MedTech/health tech and consumer tech space. He's deftly able to consider relevant stakeholders and propose design solutions that meet their collective needs. His in-depth knowledge of the product development process, from upfront research and requirement definition, consideration of the complete user experience, to concept definition, through to prototype engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly, allows him and his teams to deliver exceptional project outcomes.
Product Designer, Bending Spoons | BID Alumni
Stacey is a service and product designer based in Milan with a passion for social innovation. She enjoys exploring how the design process can be used to build empathy and to create projects with a positive social impact.
An alumni of the Carleton School of Industrial Design, Stacey went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Service Design at Politecnico di Milano before working with companies including Bending Spoons, Shape Products, and Reinvent the World. Her diverse portfolio ranges from healthcare co-design toolkits for Service Design Tools to community-based student leadership programs for the United Way.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Humanscale
As an Industrial Designer, Jane spent over a decade working and leading design teams through the development of new products, ranging from sporting goods to medical devices to furniture. Her experience in design spans the entire product’s development, from the initial concept definition, through design and refinement, and into ongoing production. Her work has been recognized internationally, including the Red Dot award.
ALEX NAGEL AND RYAN DAY
Industrial Designers | Ancord Design
ANCORD Design Co is an industrial design studio based in Victoria BC that believes intelligent design and meaningful solutions beat aesthetics every damn time. We design thoughtful, everyday products that solve business’ biggest problems while respecting and protecting the planet because we’ve only got one. Our team is small and we work closely on all projects. We are selective in the work we take on, ensuring that everything we design has a low environmental impact or, better yet, generates a positive impact.
Founder, Designer| Re4m Design and Fabrication
Heather is an award-winning industrial designer and entrepreneur making strides in Ottawa's sustainable design sector. She is a maker, problem solver and the creator of Re4m Design and Fabrication, a company that designs and builds furnishings, fixtures and displays using recycled and reclaimed materials. Heather's unique skills and keen eye have gained her recognition in the Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Matters, and a recipient of the 2019 OBJ (Ottawa Business Journal) Small business Award for manufacturing.
Artist & Designer | San francisco, California | Brian Benjamin Madden LLC
Brian Madden is an artist and designer driven by curiosity, symbolism & stories. Brian’s art practice focuses primarily on contemporary storytelling in the timeless pietra dura marble inlay mosaic medium. He uses natural stone and a range of other materials to meticulously celebrate cultural inspiration, piece by piece. A trained industrial & environmental designer, Brian has over ten years of diverse experience designing and building story-driven objects, environments, and installations. In his career exploring the hyphen of the artist-designer, he has supported a range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies like Nike, Target, and EA Sports, to emerging entrepreneurs and private collectors. Brian lives and practices in San Francisco, California.
Industrial Designer, Google | BID Class of 2017
Dustin Lee - A graduate of Carleton’s Industrial Design Program in 2017, is a Senior Industrial Designer at Google where he focuses on designing wearable products that bridge fashion and technology. Meticulous, opinionated, and detail-oriented, Dustin strives to make sense out of complexity and design products with a calming sense of inevitability. Prior to joining Google in 2017, Dustin worked with a variety of consultancies in the SF Bay Area and Canada, working on projects spanning consumer electronics, healthcare, fashion, and personal care. Outside of work, you can find Dustin working with ceramics or creating cocktails and dinner for friends.
Founder of Joey Zeledón LLC
Sometimes an industrial designer. Always a practitioner of the imagination. In a past life, maybe a kid doodling in the back of a Bauhaus classroom? Or at least the kid doodling in the back of Zoller Elementary in upstate New York where I grew up. The things I create are meant to make the mundane a little more magical. To bring some levity to the objects we surround ourselves with. (I haven't mastered levitation.) And to bend our expectations of what our daily reality can be. Since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology's ID program in 2006, I've led design teams at Clarks, Continuum, Smart Design, Steelcase and HP and recently launched my own studio.
Industrial Designer at StarFish Medical
Sung is a designer who believes in humility and responsibility in design. Valuing and caring for others is the most significant aspect of his work. Sung joined Carleton University in 2013 and took a whopping seven years to graduate. He spent two years volunteering for a Christian mission organization in Haiti and spent a year building design experience while living homeless in a tent. Since graduating from Carleton, Sung has worked with O2 Canada, studiomem, and Starfish Medical.