Journeys & Paths was a panel discussion between young designers from IDEO, Armchair and Alternative Apparel, about paths to finding success and happiness; examining individual journeys and experiences. Moderated by Armchair’s Scott Woefel, J&P unveiled design’s new voices and emerging creative talent, their unique stories, attitudes and critiques about design today, and their vision in shaping the future for the next generation.
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Scott Woelfel, Managing Partner, Armchair
A graduate of University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Scott spent 15 years in television news – much of it at CNN – before co-founding and building the business of CNN.com. Under Scott’s watch, CNN.com won four Webby Awards and became the most visited news site on the web. At Armchair, he’s managing partner, overseeing new client relations and strategic initiatives.
Donald Burlock, Product Designer, IDEO
Donald Burlock is a product designer at IDEO. He is an effective problem-solver, diligent in producing solutions that celebrate both form and utility for dynamic consumer markets. While Donald focuses primarily on the intersection of industrial design and product development at IDEO, his breadth of research also investigates how designers can link 2D, 3D, and 4D consumer touchpoints in order to create immersive user experiences. Donald holds a Master’s with high distinction in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute of Technology). He finds inspiration through international travel, exploring the work of local artisans, and spending time with family.
Mariel Harding, Senior Designer, Armchair
Mariel balances both the creative and cerebral. Born in the midwest, she migrated south for school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Savannah College of Art and Design. Since 2010 she has been an integral force on some of Armchair’s largest projects—for the College Board, Phillips-Van Heusen, Cartoon Network and Coca-Cola.
Courtney Burton, Designer, Alternative Apparel
Courtney graduated from Georgia State University with a BFA in English, and a Concentration in Literary Studies. She then set her sights on design and attended Portfolio Center where she was quickly lured in by the interactivity of the digital space. Getting her start at MailChimp, she then moved to Razorfish to work on the redesign of Delta.com. She is currently on duty at Alternative Apparel where she gets to marry her love for design and fashion. Born and raised in Georgia, Courtney gives a unique perspective on what it means to be southern. When she’s not hard at work she enjoys making thank you cards, collaging, and growing things in her small backyard garden.