Thursday, Feb 27th, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Creative Growth and Innovation
In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
Design is not done in a vacuum anymore. The access we have to information heavily influences how and what we design. How do we embrace and manage that creative growth? How do we nurture designers and the inspirations around them?
Doreen Lorenzo will discuss her journey through the design world and why the new model that Quirky has inspired is producing some of the most interesting products out there today.
Doreen Lorenzo is the president of Quirky, which makes invention accessible. There she manages the product development process, community, sales, and operations. Prior to Quirky, she was the president of frog, where she drove company strategy and oversaw worldwide operations. During her 16 years with frog, Doreen was instrumental in restructuring the company, taking it from a traditional design boutique to becoming one of the world’s foremost global innovation firms, securing broad-based arrangements with an array of Fortune 500 clients.
Doreen has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, and Forbes to name a few. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals and advises several innovative start-ups.