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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

2014 Core77 Design Awards, Food Design, Student Notable for Test Kitchen for Change & Bread Zoo

Solo Show and Public Performances at VisArts, Rockville, MD/ 2014
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GlassLab
by Corning Museum of Glass/ 2012

Ignite Baltimore/ 2012

MTRL 2020 Cincinnati Ohio/ 2012

IDA Congress Taipei, Taiwan/ 2011

Interview on National Public Radio/ 2010

Baltimore Style Magazine

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum | Videos for Educators

mart designboom ICFF NYC, May 2005/ 2006 /2007

Happy Feet, Baltimore Smart CEO/ 2006

A Girls’ Guide To Gadgets, Smart Woman/ 2006

Young And Talented, Jewish Times/ 2006

Built to Last: The Inspired Design by Inna Alesina, The Urbanite Magazine/2005

Inna Alesina’s Interview on MD Public TV

Windows on Industrial Design, IDSA/ 2005 National Conference, Organized by Apartment Zero

“Dish,” International Design for the Home, PAPress, New York/ 2005

Designboom international design competitions