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S7E12: Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe is a singer, songwriter, actor, and producer.
Paola Antonelli is senior curator of the department of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art.
Elizabeth Alexander is president of the Mellon Foundation.
Mark Bloomfield is a jewelry designer and the founder of Electrobloom. Shaun Borstrock is associate dean for business and innovation at the University of Hertfordshire.
James Rhee is executive chair and CEO of the fashion brand Ashley Stewart as well as the founder and president of the investment firm FirePine Group.
Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer and the founder of Women Photograph.
Courtney Cogburn is a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and the co-creator of 1000 Cut Journey.
George Gendron is writer in residence at MIT’s integrated design and management program. Patrick Mitchell runs Modus Operandi Design.
Vivianne Castillo is senior design researcher at Salesforce.
Sarah Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and professor at the Olin College of Engineering.
Gene Lee is senior vice president of customer experience and design at Mailchimp.
Caroline Wanga is chief culture, diversity, and inclusion officer and vice president of human resources at Target.
Giorgia Lupi is a partner in the design firm Pentagram and an artist whose data-driven work is at MOMA in New York.
Forest Young is head of design and a global principal at the branding consultancy Wolff Olins who recently completed the Uber redesign.
Lee Moreau is Vice President of Design at EPAM Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy based in Boston. He is also a visiting lecturer at MIT where he teaches design strategy and innovation.
Todd Bracher is founder and creative director of Todd Bracher Studio.
Valerie Casey is head of design at Walmart.
Dr. Bon Ku is assistant dean for health and design at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Isolde Brielmaier is the executive director of arts culture and community at Westfield World Trade Center.
Mauro Porcini is chief design officer at PepsiCo
Valla Vakili is head of Citi Ventures Studio, an incubator for financial services.
Archie Lee Coates IV is a founder of multidisciplinary creative studio Playlab, Inc., and executive director of Friends of +POOL.
Kerby Jean Raymond is the founder and CEO of the fashion label Pyer Moss.
Reneé Seward teaches communication design at the University of Cincinnati and is the founder of See Word Reading. Chester Jenkins is a partner in Constellation, which creates new typefaces, and Village, a coop that publishes them.
Cindy Chastain is senior vice president of customer experience and design at Mastercard.
Billie Tsien is the co-founder of Tod Williams Billie Tsien architects, which works on buildings for museums, universities, and the Obama Presidential Center.
Errol Morris is a filmmaker whose documentaries include Gates of Heaven, The Thin Blue Line, and American Dharma.
Dmitri Siegel is vice president of global brand at Sonos.
Renata Souza Luque is the creator of Thomy, an insulin kit for children with Type 1 diabetes.
Eddie Opara is a multidisciplinary designer and a partner at the design firm Pentagram.
Manuel Lima is a UX design manager at Google and the founder of the website Visual Complexity.
Todd Waterbury is the chief creative officer of Target.
Susannah Drake is the founder of DLANDstudio, a landscape architecture and urban design firm.
Lorna Solis is the founder and CEO of Blue Rose Compass, a nonprofit that helps gifted refugees develop their potential.
Forest Young is head of design and a global principal at the branding consultancy Wolff Olins.
Mariana Amatullo teaches strategic design and management at Parsons School of Design at The New School.
Ellen Lupton is the curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum.
Jon Iwata is executive in residence at the Yale School of Management and a senior advisor to IBM.
Lisa Smith is vice president of brand design at Chobani.
When Ashleigh Axios joined the White House’s Office of Digital Strategy in 2012 she wasn’t sure how she would fit in.
A conversation with Leslie Koch, who revitalized Governor’s Island, an abandoned military post in New York Harbor into a public park.
Deborah Berke is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, designer of 21c Museum Hotels, and the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture.
Audrey Gelman is co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a social club and co-working space for women. Pentagram partner Emily Oberman worked on the brand identity.
Neri Oxman leads the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT Media Lab. She treats art, science, and engineering as part of design.
Danny Meyer is the founder of Shake Shack. Paula Scher designed its graphic identity.
Jessica Dimmock is a photographer and filmmaker. Her latest project is the Netflix documentary series Flint Town.
Andrew Essex is the author of “The End of Advertising: Why It Had to Die, and the Creative Resurrection to Come.”
Abbott Miller is a partner in the design firm Pentagram.
Karin Fong is a founding member of Imaginary Forces, a creative company specializing in visual storytelling and brand strategy.
Somi Kim is senior director of healthcare solutions at Johnson & Johnson Design.