Wed, November 7th, 12.30 pm, 6th floor Nathan room
Mark Dziersk has recently joined laga, a design and innovation partner to the world’s leading companies, as VP, Industrial Design. Dziersk is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America, of which he is a 20-year member and has held several leadership positions including president of the organization. He has also served various council and board positions for the Association of Professional Design Firms.
Throughout his distinguished career, Dziersk has earned over 100 U.S. product design and engineering patents and garnered numerous awards, among them the Industrial Design Excellence Award, ID Magazine’s Annual Design Review Design Distinction, and the Appliance Manufacturer’s Excellence in Design. Dziersk is a frequent commentator on design trends, innovation and the strategic value of design in the national media and as a lecturer at events, conferences and universities worldwide. Currently, he is an adjunct professor for the Master of Product Development Program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and was a founding member of the Design Council of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.