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Design it Forward is taught by a multidisciplinary group of senior design managers and practitioners from IBM. Each semester features a rotating group of instructors who are supported by an NC State College of Design Teaching Assistant.

NC State Sponsor Leadership

Tsailu Liu

Professor and Department Head of Graphic Design + Industrial Design

Current IBM Instructors

Brian Burnette

Design Lead, IBM Systems

Kim Holmes

Senior UX Designer, IBM Finance & Operations

Steve Kim

Design Director, IBM Software + Design It Forward Course Founder

Kara Kotwas

Design Principal, IBM Research

Jillian Quiller

Design Manager, IBM Software

Previous IBM Instructors

Kristine Berry

Design Program Director, IBM Systems

Clay Braxton

Design Program Director, IBM Software

Zach Nilsson

Design Research Lead, IBM Software

Kevin Schultz

Experience Designer, IBM Software (former)

Previous NC State Teaching Assistants

Adam Kaynan

Visual Designer, Master of Industrial Design, NC State 2021

Kevin Milz

UX Designer, Master of Industrial Design, NC State 2022

Amanda Perry

UX/UI Product Designer, Master of Industrial Design, NC State 2022