is a New York-based industrial designer whose work is inspired by her native-German roots and cosmopolitan perspective. She received her master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art in London.
As an associate partner at Pentagram Design, Stefanie is part of a bi-continental team and combines the roles of designer and design manager, engaging in every aspect of the design process from concept development, market research and business strategy to design, testing and production. She has been working in variety of projects within international design teams in the US and Europe. Her work ranges from designing contract & residential interiors, airplane interiors & products, signage, packaging and branding for clients such as Herman Miller Inc., United Airlines, Cargill and others.
The Resolve system for Herman Miller received a gold Excellence IDSA award in 2000. United’s new First and Business class airline seat won the first prize in the aviation category of the Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards 2008.
For the past 8 years Stefanie has taught industrial design at Parsons The New School for Design as well as courses at Pratt Institute and the Free University in Bolzano, Italy.