Products of Design is pleased to welcome its newest faculty members, Kyla Fullenwider and James Wynn! Kyla will be teaching Products of Shared Value, and James will be teaching Systems, Scale, and Consequence. It is an honor to have two such inspiring people joining Products of Design.
About Kyla Fullenwider
Kyla Fullenwider is an educator, writer, and social designer who works to improve the quality of life of communities.
Kyla has designed and implemented projects with the City of New York, the City of Los Angeles, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, UCLA, Etsy, GOOD, Pepsico, and the Legacy Foundation among others. In 2007 Kyla launched and directed Garden in Transit, transforming the New York City taxi fleet into a four-month public art installation. And in 2009 she helped launched the Pepsi Refresh Project, a program which reallocated over 30 million in advertising dollars to communities in need across the country.
Kyla's work has been featured in the The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Fast Company Magazine and in case studies authored by the Harvard School of Business and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Her writing has been published by Metropolis Magazine, Next American City, GOOD Magazine and Outpost Journal among others. Kyla speaks and has lectured at a range of schools and institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Kyla is also currently faculty at MICA, where she teaches Design for Change. She is a founding partner at Imperative. Kyla lives on a quiet block in a busy neighborhood of New York City. Learn more about Kyla at imperative.com and kylafullenwider.com.
About James Wynn
James Wynn is a partner and Vice President at SYPartners—a firm steeped in the belief that transformation of individuals, teams, and institutions requires equal parts empathy, aspiration, and a bravery to act. Because the art of transformation requires many different perspectives, the firm consists of strategists, psychologists, leadership development experts, designers, and application developers. SYPartners has offices in New York and San Francisco.
SYPartners Consulting's work has been recognized in
The Wall Street Journal
, Fast Company Magazine, and Fortune Magazine for its uniquely human-centered approach. The firm fuses systems thinking and creativity to help organizations in times of seismic change—the formulation of a new business strategy, a merger or acquisition, the rise of a new CEO, the evolution of a brand, the return-to-greatness journeys after an industry shock.
Prior to joining SYPartners, James was a Brand Director for Remy Martin, where he oversaw the 300-year-old company’s flagship product, Louis XII. He also had P&L responsibility for three national product launches, leading the company into the fastest growing category in the industry. Previously, James was Retail Director for Porsche Design USA, where he grew the retail operation into the company’s highest sales volume globally. James began his career with Dynamic Diagrams LLC in London, a pioneering firm in the emerging field of information architecture and information design.