Austen Angell, FIDSA

Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA | Modern Edge

Inducted into Academy of Fellows: 2015
IDSA Chair Emeritus 2015-2016
IDSA Chair 2013- 2015
IDSA New Website Committee 2014
IDSA Search Committee for the Executive Director
IDSA Chair-Elect 2012-2013
Chair, IDSA nternational Design Conference, Boston: "THE FUTURE IS..." 
IDSA Executive Vice President 2003-2004
IDSA Midwest District Vice President 1999-2000
IDSA District Conference Chair St Louis MO 2000
IDSA District Conference Chair Madison WI 1999
IDSA Wisconsin Chapter Chair 1998
IDSA Pod Moderator 2005-2008
INNOVATION Magazine: Guest Editor
Design Foundation: Original Trustee / Formation Team 2001-2002

Charles Austen Angell, FIDSA, is the founder of Modern Edge, Inc., a strategic industrial design firm based in Portland, OR.  Modern Edge is globally known for original work in the fields of health and wellness, mobility, home products and experiential environments. Angell served a two-year term as Chair of IDSA's Board of Directors and was an original trustee for the Design Foundation, a public charity in support of design education and social responsibility. He is an active board member of the Design Foundation today.

As president and CEO of Modern Edge, Angell oversees all projects, from client contact through human factors research, design refinement, product and program management, market positioning and customer experience. Previously, he served as director of design research and innovation for Intel Corporation. His independent design experience spans projects in Europe, the Americas, Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. Prior projects include work with John Deere, Harley Davidson, SC Johnson, Medtronic, BMW, Gillette, General Motors, Ford, St. Jude Medical, Sunbeam and many others.

Angell’s published works include articles in INNOVATION magazine and other journals of design. As an active supporter of design education, he has also been a guest lecturer at Purdue University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Portland State University and the Art Institute of Portland.

Twitter: @austenangell
Twitter: @modernedge

Bio and Publications:

Founder and President of Modern Edge, Inc. based in Portland Oregon.
Director of Research and Innovation, Intel Corp.
CDO Logic product Development
Design Development + IP Leader, Placon Corporation
Design Manager, National Cycle

Guest Educator:
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Purdue University
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale
University of Minnesota