Associate Partner, Pentagram Design Limited.Stefanie Kubanek is a New York-based industrial designer whose work is inspired by her native-German roots and cosmopolitan perspective. Having received her master's degree in industrial design from the Royal College of Art, Stefanie maintains a strong professional connection to London, a tie that enables her to sustain the international existence, which so significantly influences her professional and personal work.As an associate partner at Pentagram Design, Stefanie is part of a bi-continental team and combines the roles of designer and design manager, engaging in every aspect of the design process from concept development, market research and business strategy to design, testing and production. She has been working in variety of projects within international design teams in the US and Europe. Her work ranges from designing contract and residential interiors, airplane interiors and products, signage, packaging and branding for clients such as Herman Miller Inc., United Airlines, Cargill and others. Stefanie also received a BFA in industrial design from the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and completed a traditional three-year apprenticeship in jewelry design in Germany. She recently completed Harvard University's Program for Leadership Development, a course that complements her time spent at Columbia University studying strategic marketing management.For the past 8 years Stefanie has taught industrial design at Parsons The New School for Design as well as courses at Pratt Institute and the Free University in Bolzano, Italy.
design management,furniture design,product design