Faculty

Lecturer, Visual Communication Design
Assistant Professor of Design, Industrial Design, Director of the Institute for Sports and Entertainment Design
Lecturer, Visual Communication Design
Chalmers Hall, Room 300F
Assistant Professor of Design, Visual Communication Design, Chief Instigator/Co-Director of the Think Wrong Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor of Design, Illustration & Animation, Faculty Fellow of the Center for Design Research
Professor of Design, Visual Communication Design, AIGA KC Fellow
785-864-5652
Chalmers Hall, Room 324G
Professor, Interaction Design & Design Management
801-891-6259
Chalmers Hall
Professor of Design, Illustration & Animation
785-864-5500
Chalmers Hall, Room 204B
Adjunct Professor of Design, Interaction Design & Human Factors
Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Design
Marvin Hall, Room 317
Lecturer, Basic Design Studies
Tim Hossler
Assistant Professor
Marvin Studios, Room 136
Associate Professor
Chalmers Hall, Room 223
Lecturer, Industrial Design
Lecturer, Illustration & Animation
Assistant Professor, Photo Media
Chalmers Hall, Room 205A
Lecturer, Industrial Design
Chalmer, room #343

What can I say, I have been at a lot of different industrial design institutions. I did the small consultant firms, the large consumer electronics corporations, car companies and even owned an ID consultancy business for a time. Lived and worked a bunch of places around the world. A lot of patents and design awards (blah blah blah). Twenty plus years of consistently solving problems in various roles of the industrial design profession. Always with a stack of bond paper and a black pen.

Where I am now consisting of 60+ total staff industrial designers in our studio. Out of that, I manage a group of 12 secret ninja industrial designers here in the Kansas City Garmin headquarters. It’s great to be here. Recruiting, developing skills, inspiring and innovating new processes are among a few of my duties. Mostly, I enjoy basking in my team’s industrial design culture and passion for perfection.

My goal with the IDSA Kansas City Chapter is to become entrenched with the industrial design people here in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. This means bothering to meet a wide range of people from fresh new design students all the way up to the retired warriors of past industrial design in our immediate community. Most of all, I look forward to talking with the many fellow ID professionals around town. Learning all I can and sharing all I can.

Lastly, I teach the KU Industrial Design Junior Studio course. The Kansas University Industrial Design program graduates about 20+ students a year. There is a small gang of new teachers trying to make a difference there and it is a fresh start. I have learned a lot about myself and it deeply affects how I manage back at Garmin. It makes me a better leader for sure. Constantly dialing back to teach in steps and reasserting my knowledge in a clear and achievable fashion. Thank you, KU.

Lecturer, Basic Design Studies
Assistant Professor of Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Associate Director of the Center for Design Research
Professor Lance Rake
Professor
785-424-3117
Chalmers Hall, Room 347
Lecturer, Basic Design Studies, Letterpress, Book Arts
785-864-4469
Chalmers Hall, Room 365
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Marvin Hall, Room 200
Professor of Practice, Photography
Chalmers Hall, Room 213A
Kent Smith
Lecturer, Illustration & Animation
Chalmers Hall
Director, Center for Design Research, Professor of Design
785-864-2955
Marvin Hall, Room 224
Associate Professor
Chalmers Hall, Room 357

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