Shapeshifters: From _____ to Design

Design benefits from a diversity of backgrounds and worldviews. Through its degree programs and Foundation sequence, IIT Institute of Design (ID) prepares students from varying professional backgrounds—from engineers to economists, anthropologists to theologists. In this Zoom conversation, ID alumni discuss how they transitioned into design from previous areas and what doing so has meant for their lives and careers.

Wednesday, July 14, Noon


  • Ewan Duncan (MDes 1994), Senior Partner, McKinsey
  • Fernando de Buen Lopez (MDes 2015), Director of Design, Relish Works, Inc.
  • Roxanne Knapp (MDes 2017), AVP, Experience Design Strategy, MetLife
  • John Pew (MDes + MBA 2018), Strategic Designer, BCG Digital Ventures