Donna Piacenza


Donna Piacenza
Founder, Donna Piacenza Creative

IDEA Jury Member 2021-22

Donna Piacenza is an innovative product visionary with a 20-year career of repeated success, which includes housewares, tech, furniture, and consumer goods design. She’s a proven difference maker with a passion for understanding manufacturing processes and the “why” aspects of product design.

A driven entrepreneur, she develops top-selling lines for major retailers, such as CB2, where she’s helped to bring over 50 products to market. Before launching her own practice, she gained experience at firms in Chicago and San Francisco, envisioning future concepts for clients including Coca-Cola, Dell, Fiskars, Motorola, and Sony.

Donna leads each project with a curious and empathic mindset, inspiring thoughtful, unforeseen solutions. Professional accolades include IDEA, CES Innovation Awards, and Chicago Atheneum Good Design Awards, along with 15 U.S. patents for innovation across three unique industries: electronics, medical, and CPG.