John Edson, IDSA | Lunar
John’s primary role at Lunar is to build new programs for clients with the right innovation processes led by the right creative team to make a real difference for clients. His experience includes managing the birth of successful products for Philips, Motorola, InFocus, and several startups. Products developed under John’s management have been honored with accolades from the ID Magazine Design Annual, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, iF Hannover, PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, and IDSA’s Industrial Design Excellence Award.
Born of an engineer and a mathematician, John is a natural problem solver, teacher and regular guest lecturer at Stanford University, where he earned a Master’s from the Joint Program in Design. Previously, John completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. With a voracious visual appetite, love of art and innate curiosity, John reflects 25-year-old LUNAR’s own trademark, “creativity that makes a difference.” He is also host of the industry podcast, “Icon-o-Cast,” and, in 2008, John and his team launched “Elements,” a sustainable design initiative to reduce the company’s environmental footprint both internally and abroad. On his own time, John can often be found at the helm of a sailboat on San Francisco Bay or pedaling up King’s Mountain Road.