ID to MD, Dirt to Fork, Buenos Aires to Bertie County. Our faculty crosses disciplines, industries, and continents, a gathering of the most eclectic and creative designers in the working world. They are no strangers to breaking and remaking the rules, bridging gaps, translating, and making space for the new.


Senior Curator
Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Co-Founder, aruliden
Co-Founder, aruliden
Information Architect, Abby the IA
Senior Design Lead, IDEO
Senior Analyst, Luminary Labs
Executive Director, Biocities
Founder and Creative Director, BALTZ WORKS
Co-founder & Creative Director, Birsel + Seck
Chair, MFA Products of Design; , Partner, Core77
Freelance Industrial Designer, Filmmaker
Vice President, Material ConneXion
Co-Founder, Tomorrow Lab
Founder, Tomorrow Lab
Design Director, IDEO
Designer, Integrative Sitopian Projects
Co-Founder, Sight Unseen
Partner, Antenna Design
Director, Reinstein/Ross
Creative Director, frog design
Co-Founder, Sight Unseen
Principal, SS&Co
Associate editor & video producer, Adafruit
Partner, Antenna Design
Managing Director, Dachis Group
Author, Yahoo! Tech
Consultant, Locus Analytics
Co-Founder, Imperative
Partner, Benjamin Critton Art Dept.
Vice President, Relationships, SYPartners
Partner, Prehype
Co-Founder, The Extrapolation Factory
Client Partner, Luminary Labs
Creative Director, DOOR3

Faculty at Large

Director, Doors of Perception
Founder and Principal, Special Project Office

Workshop leaders

Co-Founder/Vice President, DesignMatters
Principal, Zago


Systems Administrator / Digital Sherpa, School of Visual Arts


  • Deborah Adler
    Deborah Adler Design
  • Yves Behar
  • Janine Benyus
    Biomimicry Institute
  • Tim Brown
  • Valerie Casey
    The Designers Accord
  • Stephen Burks
    Readymade Projects
  • Brian Cohen
  • Matali Crasset
    Matali Crasset Production
  • Dale Doherty
    MAKE / Maker Faire
  • Anthony Dunne
    Dunne + Raby
  • Robert Fabricant
    frog design
  • Chuck Hoberman
    Transformable Design Studio
  • Ezio Manzini
    DESIS Lab
  • Aimee Mullins
    Athlete, Model, Advocate
  • Fiona Raby
    Dunne + Raby
  • Stefan Sagmeister
    Sagmeister Inc.
  • Cameron Tonkinwise
    Design Studies - Carnegie Mellon
  • Steve Portigal
    Portigal Consulting
  • Matthew Waldman
  • Scott Wilson
  • Tom Gerhardt
    Studio Neat
  • Jonas Damon
    frog design
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Ralph Caplan
  • Elizabeth Scharpf
    SHE: Sustainable Health Enterprises
  • Charles Adler
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg
    Swiss Miss

Studio Visits

  • Google Creative Labs
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Commonwealth
  • Etsy
  • Greenpoint Studios
  • MakerBot
  • The New York Times
  • RedHook Design District
  • Rockwell Group
  • Uhuru