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Thursday, September 8, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

THERESA CHIUEH

Design Continuum

Design Strategy

As Director of Continuum’s LA Studio, Theresa Chiueh’s interests lie in the development and management of innovation and design. She formulates, implements and analyzes project research, seeking innovations and opportunities to meet clients’ business goals.  She leverages her multidisciplinary training to integrate sound business analysis and design, resulting in implementable strategies for their clients.

Before joining Continuum, Theresa spent 5 years as an engineer for Ford Motor Company, where she was involved in all aspects of automotive interior product development and manufacturing. Later, she joined Visteon Automotive Systems’ advanced interiors group, where she developed new automotive interior concepts.

Theresa earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1994 and her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2001.

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

CARSON LEV

Foose Design – Redphin

Adventures In Real-World Design

Carson Lev, a hot rod enthusiast and graduate Of CSULB’s Industrial Design program began his career in Biomedical Product Development.

After 14 years he opened his own computer based product development firm, Compression Engineering which grew to six nation-wide offices. Through it, he established an association with Mattel successfully completing projects for Hot Wheels and other divisions.

In 1997 a deal was struck to bring Carson to Mattel where he successfully directed Engineering, Design and Licensing Divisions for Hot Wheels. He is responsible for the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the construction of the full-scale Twin Mill and Deora II — the only Hot Wheels toys to be turned into full-scale, fully functioning vehicles.

After a ten year career at Mattel, Carson now concentrates on automotive marketing and licensing for Foose Design and his own company, Redphin.

Carson was honored to be recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni for the College of the Arts at CSULB and provided the commencement address.

Thursday, September 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

MARK PLAGER

IP Law Attorney

Intellectual Property Law and Other Legal Matters

What you don’t know can hurt you. This will provide a high level survey of intellectual property rights and business law ramifications which impact design professionals in the day to day operations of their business. The lecture will be interactive, informative, and most of all, not your typical boring legal lecture by a stuffy attorney.

Prior to founding Plager Shack LLP in October 2008, Mr. Plager was the principal of Plager Law Offices, PC commencing in 2001. Mr. Plager served as house counsel to a national metal-framing components manufacturing company. As part of his duties Mr. Plager prepared and prosecuted patent and trademark applications, and actively participated in intellectual property and business litigation disputes. In addition to preparing mechanical patents, Mr. Plager also has experience with consumer products, ornamental designs, and chemical inventions.

FALL  2011

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

CHRIS WHITTALL

Whipsaw

Chris Whittall has designed many successful products and will talk about the innovative processes that make Whipsaw products unique.

Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

DARIO ANTONIONI

Orange22 Design Lab

Dario Antonioni calls himself a “maker of things” who fuses technology, art and design, with an intent to revolutionize the way we live. He will talk about his experience with Kickstarter and the life of a design entrepreneur.

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

KATE ZAK

GM Auto Interior Designer

General Motors’ former director of global component strategy Kate designed the tactile experience of car interiors. She believes there are basic principles of design that we always go back to, no matter what we design.

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

CHRISTIAN SCHLUENDER, VP

Frog Design

Vice President of frog, Christian will take us behind the scenes of this high power design consultancy.

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

CHARLES CURBBUN, Principal

DD Studio

Owner of DD Studio in Carlsbad, Charles will talk about how they balance a broad range of projects—from home and garden to medical devices.

Thursday, November 3, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

SØREN PETERSEN

Design Strategist

Søren Petersen works with international organizations specializing in design research. He will be lecturing on design thinking and how to reframe the design process.

Thursday, November 10, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

THE COOKWARE RUMBLE

Battling Utensils

What happens when designers use their own utensil designs to cook with? That’s what we are going to find out!

Thursday, November 17, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

PAUL ROWAN

Umbra Co-Founder

Designers today must have a more complete understanding of all aspects of the Business of Design in order to be recognized by business. The successful companies of the future need designers not only in the studio but in their board rooms as well.

Thursday, December 1, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

LAURA BALDRATI

Healthcare Designer

Laura Baldrati is the Senior Architect for the Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning Development. She will discuss what to take into consideration in planning a health care environment.

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery

LYNNE BRUNING

SoftCircuit Designer

Lynne Bruning is a leading, international e-tech and soft circuit designer who combines softgoods and consumer electronics by sewing hard circuit electronics directly to fabric making them wearable, flexible and washable.

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