Meghan Preiss, IDSA
Business Designer | Ford Motor Company
Vice Chair, Human-Centered Design Section | 2021
Megan Preiss, IDSA, graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2017 with a double major in industrial design and service design. Currently, Preiss is a designer-in-residence at Radley College in Oxfordshire, UK. She served as VP of SCAD's IDSA Student Chapter and president of the SCAD Service Design Club and of Student Relations at Gulfstream Center of Design. She led teams ranging from three to 12 peers for companies such as HP and Hylands—and for one of the world's largest entertainment companies. Preiss is Biomimicry Certified (2015). She made the Dean's List every year and was awarded Academic Honors and Artistic Honors Scholarships every year.
Preiss served as a multimedia intern for IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2016. She created a series of videos and photographs telling the story of the IDEA jurying process and the resulting awards ceremony at the iconic Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Preiss also attends leadership conferences and IDSA conferences to indulge in design conversations and continue to learn. She regularly participates in SHiFT Design Camp to expand her skillsets.
Preiss is interested in design research and design thinking. She believes good design comes from a solid base of research. She loves to develop all solutions through new toolkits and work in teams that are wiling to try and create new methods of thinking.