Nikolai Cornell

Obscura Digital

Nikolai Cornell is an award-winning interactive creative director, experience designer, and producer whose work focuses on exploring the intersection between physical space and interaction design. Read More >>

Liz Danzico

School of Visual Arts

Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, and editor. She is chair of the new MFA in Interaction Design Program at the School of Visual Arts. Read More >>

Dan Formosa

Smart Design

Dan Formosa is a consultant in product design and design research. He has developed radically successful products in a wide range of categories for companies worldwide. Read More >>

Roshi Givechi


With roots in communication and new media design, Roshi Givechi currently serves as a design director at IDEO. Read More >>

Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt

Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc.

St. Louis is making a case for itself as one of America's formative design centers, thanks in no small part to Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc. (KLI) and its talented founder and principal, Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt. Read More >>

Andréa Pellegrino


Andréa brings a breadth of experience in forging strategic alliances and creating and implementing social marketing programs for corporations and non-profits. Read More >>

Shel Perkins

Shel Perkins & Associates

Shel Perkins is a designer and design manager who is active on the business side of professional practice. He has served as director of operations for MetaDesign San Francisco and as vice president of operations for Clement Mok. Read More >>

Mark Randall


For more that fifteen years, Mark has been principal of Worldstudio, the New York City marketing and design agency which serves major clients in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. Read More >>

Yolanda Santosa


Yolanda 'Yo' Santosa knew in high school that art was her calling when dissecting frogs, factoring prime numbers and interpreting Kafka failed to interest her. Read More >>

Lorraine Wild

Green Dragon Office

Insightful, gifted, and ever mindful of the professional conscience, Lorraine Wild has changed both the face and voice of graphic design in the United States. Read More >>

Shawn Wolfe

Shawn Wolfe Studio

Shawn Wolfe has spent over twenty years working in and out of the mainstream of art and design. Read More >>


Debbie Millman - Moderator

Sterling Brands

Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for 25 years. She is a Partner and President of the Design division at Sterling Brands. In 2005 she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled "Design Matters with Debbie Millman" and it is featured on the Voice America Business Network. She is the author of two books, "How To Think Like A Graphic Designer," (Allworth Press, 2007) and the forthcoming "Essential Principles of Graphic Design" (Rotovision, 2008). Read More >>

Energy (n) [en-er-jee] A source of dynamic inspiration for design.