Our Network

The work of the iF Design Foundation is essentially based on an ongoing exchange with many experts around the world. Our conferences and hearings, studies and publications would not be possible without their contribution. We would like to introduce you to these personalities who we are proud to count among our network.

People & Backgrounds

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Antoine Abi Aad

Head of Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication at the Lebanese University (Lebanon)

Lani Adeoye

Founder & Creative Director Studio Lani

Sam Nii Adjaidoo

Creative director/design consultant

Chrissa Amuah

Founder & Creative Director of AMWA Designs

Natalia Andreasdottir

Media & UX designer

Prof. Katrin Androschin

Managing Partner, Agency EMBASSY | Professor, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Hans Knud Arndt

Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science (FIN) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Prof. Jenny Baese

Professor of communication design and interested in the field of collaborative learning methods

Kirsten Baumert

Teacher for special tasks in the basics of design at the MSD Münster School of Design

Prof. Colin Beard

Professor of Experiential Learning at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Kevin Bethune

CCO dreams / design / life, Former VP Design BCG Digital, DMI | Los Angeles

Prof. Dr. Ekkehart Baumgartner

Vice President of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Sapphire Bellali

Sr. Director, Advanced Digital Creation VF Corporation, Los Angeles

Nicole Birlenbach

Design Strategies | Conception | curating

Dr Dominik Boehler

Head of Entrepreneurship & Tech Education at UnternehmerTUM

Prof. Dr. Ilona Boniwell

Professor at University of East London

Dr. Celia Booyse

Senior Manager: Statistical Information and Research at Umalusi, South Africa

Kristine Browne

Vice President, Professional Development and Industry Engagement, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena

Prof. Dr. Ralph brother

Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt

Nathalie Bucher

Senior Designer CMF

Simon Busse

Industrial designer

Mike Buzzard

UX Design Manager at Google

Angus Donald Campbell

Head of Department and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Sara Canna

World Health Organization

Yvette Chaparro

Parsons and Cumulus New York

Alan Chochinov

Chair, MFA Product of Design, SVA and Partners, Core77 | new York

Prof. Angela Clemens

Professor of Intermedia Design at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Sabine Cole

Professor of Advertising Design, HAWK Hildesheim

Larry Corio

Head of Impact Measurement at IDEO

Dr Henrietta Cornet

Engineer and Design Researcher at TUMCREATE, Singapore

Felix Ofori Dartey

Founding Member & Interim Vice President, Pan-Africa Design Institute

Michele De Lucchi

Architect, designer and artist; founder of AMDL Circle in Milan, Italy

Professor Tanja Diezmann

Professor for Interaction Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen

Prof. Marion Digel

Folkwang University of the Arts

Chris Do

CEOP The Futur, Los Angeles

Dave Dombrow

Executive Creative Director / Co-founder / Entrepreneur Former Under Armor design leads, now startup | Portland

Susanne Dreyer

Designer and architect

Vikki Du Preez

Lecturer, researcher and service designer

Prof. Matthias Edler-Golla

Professor of Interaction Design, Web Design, Ecology & Sustainability, Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)

Peter Ekanem

Founder and Lead Facilitator at The School of Graphics