Professor of Practice, School of Industrial Design
Wendell Wilson, IDSA, is a Professor of Practice in Georgia Tech’s School of Industrial Design. His teaching reinforces the connection between research and design. Recent class projects include collaborations with the CDC, VA, and industry sponsors.
Professor Wilson has received several awards for his teaching, while his students’ work has been been recognized — Grand Prize Winner of the Design Museum of Boston’s Street Seats Competition, Electrolux DesignLab Competition, the Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award, a GREEN Champion Award from CDC/HHS, and most recently one of 1 of 10 Finalists from field of 200 international entries from 92 Universities from 43 Countries as a part of the 2017 Global Grad Show in Dubai Design Week.
He has operated Designasaurus since 1991, which specializing in product development and structural packaging. Previously, Wilson was Vice President of Product Design for Lee Payne Associates in Atlanta.
Recent projects of note include mockups used in the recent Jason Bourne motion picture and the design of digital tape measures, one of which is currently a bestseller in the MOMA catalog. Wendell’s work has also received an IDEA Gold award, named as an IDEA Finalist, received the 2015 National Hardware Show New Product World Winner, and a NASA Group Achievement Award.