We chose to call ourselves Design*as we feel that design is the sum of all activities, both large and small, that create successful businesses, engagements, experiences, and connections to communities, environments, and world economies. Our position on design is that all participants are equal in providing successful outcomes through the ways that they think about, experience, and problem solve. During the course of our own careers, we are also discovering new opportunities for design and striving to deeply understand the identities, roles and responsibilities of those that “design”.
Our posts on Design* call out the important subject matters, explore contexts and capture the marginalia of design perspectives and experiences in a way that can be both serious and fun.
Eric Folger is a champion for design and innovation in the corporate world and has dedicated his career to finding ways to integrate design methodologies into organisational culture, from product development to business strategy, working with people from all organisational levels.
Eric has global management experience with a range of businesses, including retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and financial services. His focus is leading strategic and design-led problem solving to achieve strong profits and create new business opportunities for organisations.
Eric holds a Masters degree in Design Methods from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.F.A. in Cinematography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Angela Meyer is a business consultant and designer with experience in strategy design, design research, and information design. She has spent the past decade practicing, learning and pushing the boundaries of design by working with corporate, government, and nonprofit clients to invent new human-centered approaches to business problems and customer experience.
As Practice Leader for 2nd Road, a design and management consulting firm in Sydney, Australia, Angela worked with some of Australia’s largest companies and government agencies in the areas of strategy and service design. Prior to her three years down under, she spent four years as a researcher at Carnegie Mellon, managing a large-scale systems design project for the USPS. She is motivated by the challenge of taking design into organizational contexts and making design accessible and effective for business clients.
Angela holds a Masters degree in design from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design. She also earned an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of York, UK, and has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Fine Arts from the University of Miami.
Case studies and Angela's complete CV can be read on her portfolio site.