34th Annual Design Interaction Symposium
Design Interaction is scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2012 with two morning sessions beginning at 9:00 A.M. Central time in Wallace Hall. (Poster designed by Professor Samantha Lawrie)
Global Design Director / Coca-Cola
President / LUNAR
Creative Director / Interface Americas
David KusumaVice President of Product Development and R&D / Tupperware
Lee Clark, 1998
Interactive Art Director / Disney®
Director of Business Development, Gallagher & Associates, Washington, DC
Jordan Craddock, 2007
Designer, Gallagher & Associates, Washington, DC
Terry Slaughter, 1975 President and Senior Creative Officer, Slaughter Group, Birmingham
Elise Woodward Thomason, 2000
Senior Designer, Iconologic, Atlanta
Carrie Wallace Brown, 1998
Associate, SKY Design, Atlanta
Lisa Motto, Global Design Director / Coca-Cola
Lisa Motto, a 1983 Auburn University alumna, is Global Design Director for The Coca-Cola Company. Lisa will be cel¬ebrating her 20-year anniversary with Coca-Cola in January 2013.
In her current role, Lisa serves as design strategist and creative director for agencies around the globe on a broad range of brand design needs, including trademark branding, design language, visual identity systems, brand standards, and a myriad of executions. Essentially, if design work contains a Coke Trademark, Lisa and her team are involved.
Lisa is design lead for some of the company’s most successful Brands, including Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke and Powerade. A few of the initiatives Lisa recently led include Coca- Cola Olympics, Coca-Cola Music, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola light Visual Identity Systems, and Powerade FIFA World Cup.
Previously, Lisa was Coca-Cola North America Design Manager, Print Quality Assurance Manager and Global Packaging Team Manager. Prior to Coca-Cola, Lisa worked with a number of design firms and color separators. “I have a passion for all aspects of design, from idea through execution, as all steps in between must be great for creative to reach its potential.”
Lisa graduated from Auburn with a triple major in Illustration, Design and Painting. She is married to Joe Motto and has two daughters, Christen and Claire.
John Edson, President / LUNAR
John Edson has been an energetic member of the LUNAR team since 1993. As president, John is client focused, working to build new programs with the right innovation processes led by the right creative team—focused on achieving outstanding results for clients. John’s current passion is expanding LUNAR’s Research and Strategy offering, building on LUNAR’s three decades of innovation practices.
John has a wealth of direct, hands-on experience managing the birth of successful products for Apple, Philips, Motorola, InFocus, and a range of startups. Products developed under John’s management have been honored with accolades from the ID Magazine Design Annual, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, iF Hannover, PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, and IDSA’s Industrial Design Excellence Award.
In 2012, John wrote Design Like Apple, Seven Principles for Creating Insanely Great Products, Services and Experiences, a book that makes the business case for great design through real world examples and experiences. Born of an engineer and a mathematician, John is a natural problem solver, teacher and regular lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches courses on design and innovation. John earned a master’s in design from Stanford in 1993. Previously, John completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
On his own time, John can often be found at the helm of a sailboat on San Francisco Bay or biking with his family through the scenic roads on the Peninsula.