Current Faculty and Staff

Our faculty of internationally renowned educators—accomplished professionals across a range of design, technology and business fields—help our students develop their abilities through projects and critical dialogue in a design studio environment.


Andy Ogden
Department Chair
Graduate Industrial Design


Dyna Kau | Owner, Girl of All Work

Steve Tkachuk | Designer, Former Design Manager Samsung

Shri jambhekar | Director, User Experience Design & Research at YP

Richard Holbrook | Principle, Richard Holbrook Design

David Ritch | 5D Studio

Mark Saffell |  5D Studio

Jane Kobayashi | Owner, 5d Studio

Francisco Romero | Furniture Designer

Arlette Mulford | Gensler Associates

Wayne Hunt | Principle, Wayne Hunt Design

Agustin Garza | Principle, Garza Communications

Randal Ouye | Sr. Manager, Product Design, Marvel Toys at Disney Consumer

Lisa Kong | Studio Director, Sr. Assoc., Gensler Assoc.

Mark Goldstein | Managing Partner at The Design Accelerator

Lea Mendoza | Sr. Designer, Toto USA

Steven Chen | Product designer, Toto USA

Starr Long | Executive Producer at Portalarium

Edward Chen | Chief UX Design Architect, Tencent

Jun Su | CEO, Beijing Smartmi Co., Ltd

Anbing Yu | Director of Sourcing, Xiaomi Co., Ltd

Jinxing Zhang | CEO, LIV Brands Inc.


Zach Kennedy | Disney Principle Imagineer R&D.

Valerie Poliakoff | Senior Creative Director for North America at Added Value

Rob Hennigar | Design, Innovation, Education

Bran Ferren

Orrin Shively | Director Art & Design at Disney Interactive Media Group

Toki C. Wolf | Creative Director, Starbucks Global Creative

Vivian Wang | Director, Investment Team at Sasson Capital Holdings

Nancy Holman | (former) Manager, Color and Materials at Tesla Motors

Jane Nakagawa | Managing Director at Portia Consulting

Tanya Raukko | Managing Partner at Imprint Venture Lab

Oliver Seil | Senior Design Director at Belkin International

Toki Wolf | Creative Director, In-store Promotions at Starbucks

John Phillips | Director, Design Research & Strategy at Kelton

Kevin Rice | Disney

Nathan Cooke

Miao Miao | co-founder, owner nondesign

Scott Franklin | co-founder, owner nondesign

Art Nagano

Tanya Raukko

Kathy Sjogren Klein | Creative/Art Director, Grace Creative

Bill Rosenthal | Chief financial Officer, PMK*BNC