• Assistant Professor Tom MacTavish engaging with students in a design critique.

  • Senior lecturer Tomoko Ichikawa gives precise feedback during a student presentation.

  • Assistant Professor Stan Ruecker providing direction during a class.

IIT Institute of Design teaches a methods-based curriculum, focused on creating user and organizational value, and celebrates divergent points of view through a multidisciplinary faculty. ID faculty promotes a learning environment that enriches perspectives, leads to new thinking and empowers students to tackle large, ambiguous problems that improve people’s lives.

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Full-time Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty

The Institute of Design's Adjunct Faculty are a diverse set of practicing designers from a variety of disciplines. They bring their experience from firms and companies such as IDEO, SapientNitro, gravitytank, Doblin Deloitte, dscout, Fjord, and Proctor & Gamble to ID's classrooms.
Lawrence Abrahamson
Design Lead
IDEO
Deborah L. Alden
The Comradery
Smiljana Antonijevic
Adjunct faculty
IIT Institute of Design
Bruce Bendix
Baker Tilly, Virchow Krause, LLP
Managing Director
Integrative Business Consulting
Peter Binggeser
Manager - XTstudio
SapientNitro
John T. Cain
Vice President
SapientNitro
Sarah Kelly Costello
Partner
Panorama
Andrew H. Dubberly
Antonio García
Associate Partner
gravitytank
Jessica Gatto
Head of Design
Human Practice
Amanda A. Geppert
Dinesh Goburdhun
Independent Strategist
Independent
Steve Hammond
Innovation And Strategy Consultant
Eric A. Hausman
Principle
Eric Hausman Photography
Ann Hintzman
Associate Partner / Strategy
gravitytank
Eric Holubow
Strategy Director
Leo Burnett
Ben Jacobson
Partner
Conifer
David S. Jaggi
Director of Global Design
Wrigley
Mark A. Jones
VP of Design
United Healthcare
Joel J. Kashuba
Design Director
SC Johnson
Larry Keeley
Doblin Inc
President
Group Leader
Monitor Group
Vladimir Kharaz
Adjunct Faculty
IIT Institute of Design
Clive Henry King
King Innovation Group
Eric Klimczak
Owner / Creative Director
Truth Labs
Jerad Lavey
Consumer Localization Analyst
Opower
Taylor Lies
Director, Design Research
Lextant
Paolo Lorenzoni
General Manager
Uber
Marcus Maddox
Aaron Marcus
Principal
Aaron Marcus & Associates, Inc.
Stephanie Martinez
Laura Mast
Manager, Instrumented Environment Analytics
SapientNitro
Jeffery Mau
Director, Experience Design
Isobar
Todd A. McCullough
Principal
Ampersand Partners, LLC
Thomas J McLeish
Director of Experience Technology and Emerging Analytics
Sapient/Nitro
Shane E. Meeker
Company Historian & Corporate Storyteller
Procter & Gamble
David O'Donnell
Associate Partner
Gravitytank
Ruben Ocampo
Principal
Conic Group
Zachary J. Paradis
Director Innovation Strategy
Sapient
Zach Pino
Principal
Zach Pino Design
John R. Pipino
Person who has been around quite a while
Doblin
Jennifer Schiffman
Associate Partner
gravitytank
Ruth Schmidt
Innovation Program Lead
Doblin/Deloitte
David Sonders
Partner
gravitytank
April Starr
Independent Consultant
Brianna Sylver-Galvao
President
Sylver Consulting, LLC
Anand Tharanathan
Director, User Experience Design
Fjord Design and Innovation
Jeffrey Tull
Doblin
Edward (Skip) Walter
Steffi Xiao Marty
Design Strategist
Wrigley
Peter Zapf
Co-Founder
Fogpilot
Robert Zolna
Associate Partner
gravitytank
Brand Director
dscout