Lindsey Maxwell, IDSA
Vice President, Teague
IDSA Women in Design Committee Co-Chair, 2021-22
Lindsey Maxwell is the Vice President of TEAGUE’s Aerospace Design Studio. Lindsey’s career with TEAGUE began shortly after she graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Industrial Design.
Lindsey started at TEAGUE in the Aviation Design Studio, collaborating with designers, suppliers, and builders to image the future of flight through full scale prototypes she helped to build. She later transitioned onto the 787 team, where she helped to design the award-winning interior that sets the industry standard for commercial aircraft.
Deeply engaged in product development with The Boeing Company, Lindsey has helped to craft innovation programs that have led to several groundbreaking solutions flying today. Lindsey is considered the primary account holder of the 75-year relationship with Boeing.
Now as the Vice President of the Aerospace Studio, Lindsey leads an interdisciplinary team of 125+ researchers, designers, and engineers focused on creating human-centered experiences for air travel. Lindsey has been integral in taking TEAGUE’s legacy in Aviation and expanding it to other passenger experiences including urban air mobility, space travel, space habitats and more.
Lindsey also proudly serves as Co-Chair of IDSA’s Women in Design National Committee.
Statement of Candidacy (Board of Directors - Chair-Elect | 2022-2023 term)
IDSA has been part of my professional career as a designer since the beginning. It was through IDSA that I was able to network with many professionals in design. They reviewed my portfolio during conferences, invited me to tour design firms they worked at, and connected me with people to begin the search for my first job.
I am grateful for the experiences and opportunities I have had through IDSA and want to be part of shaping the future of the organization. I believe the experiences I have had in my career will be beneficial to the organization in a couple of ways. The first being I have hands-on experience creating the future strategy of an ever-evolving design firm. I have learned multiple sides of what it means to run a successful design business. The talent, the client (internal or external), and the business all need to be in balance to create a healthy organization.
Second is the power of design: how to harness it, how to speak to it, how to fight for it, how to grow it and sell it. This power is a strategic tool that should be leveraged at the highest levels of the organizations we work at and collaborate with. The right skills need to developed, both hard and soft, for designers to achieve desired impact.
The last is inclusivity. Not just of the inequities in our profession, but also for the outcomes we create. I strongly believe the future of Industrial Design includes more diverse perspectives and we need to make certain that as a community, we are attracting and retaining such talent.
I would be honored to bring my knowledge as a design leader to help IDSA achieve its ambitions to strengthen our design community.