Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

MARK DZIERSK: Design Thinking, Creativity and Risk

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Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities.

Mark Dzierskis an industrial designer, an expert in brand management, innovation and creativity, and head of industrial design initiatives at LUNAR, one of the world's top international Industrial Design firms. Mark also writes a regular blog for Fast Company Magazine, is the current executive editor for IDSA’s Innovation Magazine and speaks frequently in public on the topic of design and design thinking. He has received the Industrial Design Excellence Award, ID Magazine’s Annual Design Review Best in Category, Germany's Red Dot for Excellence in Design, and over 100 international design and functional patents. He is a past president of IDSA, the Industrial Designers Society of America and is an adjunct professor at both the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering, teaching classes on Design Thinking. His Stamps presentation will focus on the fundamentals of creativity and risk taking involved in Design thinking and explore the obstacles that prevent people from reaching their own creative potential.