35th Annual Design Interaction Symposium
Design Interaction is scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2013 with two morning sessions beginning at 9:00 A.M. Central time in Wallace Hall. (Poster designed by Professor Samantha Lawrie)
Managing Director / The Design Factor
Art Director / Razorfish
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
Kat McCluskey | Art Director
Razorfish | Atlanta, Georgia
In 2012, Kat worked on a cross discipline team at Razorfish called Group X. This team was comprised of 10 strong performers from the Atlanta, Austin and Chicago offices. As part of the team, Kat travelled extensively to work with existing client teams to vet and develop new working and ideation processes for the company that focused on utilizing play to spur creativity.
Before Razorfish, Kat designed at IQ Agency working for clients such as UPS, the American Cancer Society and Showtime.
Atlanta has been her professional home since graduating from Auburn with a BFA in Graphic Design in the spring of 2007. Kat was born in Giessen, Germany and spent the first 8 years of her life in Germany and the Netherlands. In her spare time she enjoys expanding her culinary skills, reading fiction, watching movies, playing video games and traveling.
William Lee | Managing Director
The Design Factor | Belfast, Ireland
Born in Yorkshire, England, following his grammar school education William studied engineering technology, moving towards Industrial Design at the age of 20.
During his college degree, he worked under Don Genaro at Henry Dreyfuss Associates in New York, before gaining a BA Hon’s in Design for Industry from Newcastle Upon Tyne in July 1979.
After leaving college, William worked under Sir Kenneth Grange, at Pentagram in London, before setting up his own company in 1984 based in Chiswick, West London - moving the practice to Belfast in 1991. The Design Factor as the only fully integrated multi-disciplinary design company in Ireland.
The companies client list is broad and diverse reflecting the core philosophy that design is a tangible representation of each client’s needs and goals, what ever their experience and abilities.
Heading a team of 5 designers, each well skilled in their own facet of 2D and 3D design and its use within a strategic brand application, William enjoys combining the creativity talents of all members of the team, and the existing product knowledge the client provides, to result in exciting and viable commercially focussed designs.
He is also involved in promoting the commercial value and intellectual challenge of design, as well as mentoring and teaching across both the industrial and academic sectors. A member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, William’s company has been directly involved in working for both large companies and SMEs, completing over 650 projects for 250 clients in the last 23 years.
William believes strongly that each individual design discipline does has real value and worth, but that it is only when they are combined and integrated into an overall design whole - where each discipline is reflective and respectful of each other - that design becomes a complete and holistic offering.