Shea Tillman, IDSA, AIGA
Associate Professor


Areas of Expertise:
Integrating user research into the product development.
Advancing education and teaching in design foundations.
Collaborating with new tools and dissimilar disciplines.
Exploring the role of a visual brand language for a product line.
Designing patient-centric experiences and medical products.

Shea joined the industrial design faculty in autumn of 2005, and currently teaches fourth-year and second-year studios, photography and applied design research. Previously, he has also led third-year studios in packaging, exhibit, and product design.

Prior professional experience includes work as a senior industrial designer with Techtronic Industries developing Ryobi, Ridgid, and Craftsman power tools, and with Cooper Lighting designing commercial lighting systems. In addition, Shea was a user researcher with SonicRim, a research and strategy consultancy based in Columbus, Ohio.

Educational Background:
M.A. - The Ohio State University
B.IND. - Auburn University

2D and 3D Design Principles (Second-Year Studio)
Exhibit Design and Packaging (Third-Year Studio)
Product Design (Third-Year Studio)
Advanced Product Design (Fourth-Year Studio)

Basic Photography for Industrial Design
Applied Design Research

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