Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA


Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA
Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Georgia Tech
IDEA Jury Member 2021-22

Kevin Shankwiler, IDSA is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Kevin has a background in industrial design bolstered by eight years of full-time practice, 14 years of faculty experience, and an ongoing design consultancy. He has broad experience in product design and development with a specific focus on digital design processes and manufacturing. Design engagements include: Industrial goods, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, furniture, outdoor household goods, virtual prototyping and evaluation, and design expert witness work.

Kevin teaches industry-sponsored design studios focused on robust design process and prototyping methods, while integrating design research as a fundamental part of every project. His interests include bicycle design, product customization, digital parametric modeling, and digital fabrication. His work investigates novel methods for achieving flexibility in design and production, enabling the growing trend of mass customization and assisted DIY. 

Kevin has been a dedicated member of IDSA, currently serving as the Southern District Education Representative and faculty advisor for the Georgia Tech IDSA student chapter. He also has held multiple leadership positions for the IDSA-Atlanta professional chapter. He has helped plan numerous IDSA district conferences and Student Merit Award competitions and served on the planning committee for the 2017 International Design Conference in Atlanta.