Erika Avery, IDSA
Industrial Designer on the GE Appliances
IDEA Jury Member, 2021-22
Erika Avery is an Industrial Designer on the GE Appliances Industrial Design Operations team. She leads the end to end design function for all Commercial and Retail Air Conditioning products as well as supporting the Air and Water Business. A native of Auckland, New Zealand, her studies brought her to the United States, where she graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a minor in Business Administration.
Her passions are focused upon the intersection of user-centric design and business. This focus influences her approach to designing products that fulfill the needs of expansive and evolving markets. An avid international traveler, Erika has leveraged those travel opportunities to gain critical insights and add significant value to her understanding of design challenges on a global scale. Her insights and observations have proved invaluable in working with global teams and designing products that have a broad appeal across a variety of user groups.
Erika has been an active member of IDSA since 2014. While at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she served as the IDSA student chapter president 2015-16.