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MAKER, THINKER, LEARNER, TEACHER


DESIGNER

With 15+ years of design practicing and 12 years of design teaching experience, Inna Alesina considers herself a maker and a thinker, a learner and a teacher. She thinks systematically as well as considers small details. She believes her role is to engage people and to protect ecology.

Multidisciplinary designer Inna Alesina was born in Kharkov, Ukraine, where she studied industrial design. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and later at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work spans many disciplines and media including object design, performance wear, ergonomics, and most recently food systems. Inna Alesina is always looking for new areas to apply her design thinking. Her works have won numerous awards and recognition by the press. She also holds dozens of patents for her inventions.

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MATERIAL EXPERT

The book she co-authored with Ellen Lupton, Exploring Materials: Creative Designs for Everyday Objects (2010) is available from Princeton Architectural Press. link

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INVENTOR

Over the years Inna Alesina helped design and develop products for clients in sportswear, furniture, personal care, and other industries. Check out some of the projects here

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AWARDS, PRESS, etc.

Design@+Sister Cities Beijing China and Washington DC/ 2014
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2014 Core77 Design Awards, Food Design, Student Notable for Test Kitchen for Change & Bread Zoo
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Solo Show and Public Performances at VisArts, Rockville, MD/ 2014
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GlassLab
by Corning Museum of Glass/ 2012
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Ignite Baltimore/ 2012
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MTRL 2020 Cincinnati Ohio/ 2012
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IDA Congress Taipei, Taiwan/ 2011
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Interview on National Public Radio/ 2010
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Baltimore Style Magazine
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum | Videos for Educators
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mart designboom ICFF NYC, May 2005/ 2006 /2007
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Happy Feet, Baltimore Smart CEO/ 2006
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A Girls’ Guide To Gadgets, Smart Woman/ 2006
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Young And Talented, Jewish Times/ 2006
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Built to Last: The Inspired Design by Inna Alesina, The Urbanite Magazine/2005
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Inna Alesina’s Interview on MD Public TV
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Windows on Industrial Design, IDSA/ 2005 National Conference, Organized by Apartment Zero
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“Dish,” International Design for the Home, PAPress, New York/ 2005
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Designboom international design competitions