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


Story Musgrave | Adjunct Professor and advisor to GradID, Story is an accomplished pilot, surgeon, mechanic, poet, designer and philosopher.
Stan Kong | Professior
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