Iain Kerr, Principle: is a designer, systems thinker, and social entrepreneur, working at the intersection of creativity, ecology, and emergent systems. With a background in Architecture, Design, Art and Philosophy he brings a unique perspective to issues of social innovation, design and entrepreneurship. His work is focused on inventing novel creative processes to transform seemingly intractable problems into problems worth having. Iain has spent the last two decades developing and teaching unique transformative models of creative processes.
As the co-director of the MIX Lab Iain has developed new curriculum for using 3d printing to activate innovation design processes far from the normal realms of Industrial Design and Engineering. In addition to co-directing the MIX Lab Iain is a co-founder of the boundary blurring design consultancy SPURSE which has been at the forefront of ecological research, experimental design, and innovation leadership for the last fifteen years. Their award winning projects reveal an astonishing range of creative solutions to effecting real change: from restaurants, wetlands, wayfinding apps, urban renewal programs, micro-biology laboratories, cookbooks, buildings, everyday tools and more. Iain regularly works as a consultant, lecturer and workshop leader on creativity, innovation and design (MIT, Harvard University, Columbia University, Parsons, Yale, CCA, and RISDI). His work, and that of SPURSE, has been exhibited internationally, as well as published in numerous books and journals.
Jason Frasca, Principle: is a co-director of the MIX Lab and professor at Montclair State University teaching innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, and 3D Printing. He is an entrepreneurial business executive, marketing, and sales professional with 20+ years of experience managing Fortune 500 and nationally recognized clients in direct marketing, non-profit, entrepreneurs, startups, private investigations, insurance, and international law firms. Jason has dedicated his career to designing radically innovative technology solutions and processes for his companies, employers and clients. By deconstructing complex problems Jason provides a systems design approach to the execution of optimized business performance. This optimization mindset has yielded massive results with limited resources.