Director, CEO and Co-Founder
Chris Pacione is director and CEO of LUMA Institute, where he leads a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of practitioners and educators who are passionate about facilitating the integration of good design practices into the DNA of the culture. LUMA clients include fortune 500 companies, government institutions and educational institutions alike. His work has been cited in numerous national and international periodicals, including BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Fast Company, as well as several popular books about design and innovation including In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World and The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products. He has been awarded several IDEAs and holds numerous US and EU patents for his work. He is also a frequent lecturer at Carnegie-Mellon University and Virginia Tech.