LUNAR announces new office in Chicago
9. November 2011
LUNAR is joining the ranks of Michael Jordan, Tina Fey and Obama by setting up a new location in the windy city. The office is located at the epicenter for design in the mid-west, the River North area of downtown Chicago. The new office allows LUNAR to tap into Chicago‘s consumer centric product development community and is the latest addition to a rapidly growing company which already has offices in San Francisco Bay Area – epicenter of the experimental spirit of California, Munich – deep in the heart of European design sophistication and Hong Kong – putting LUNAR at the forefront of China‘s resourcefulness.
“LUNAR is growing and we are thrilled that our next move drops us in the heart of Chicago, allowing us to service clients from a local studio,“ says CEO and co-founder of LUNAR, Jeff Smith.
Widely known design thinking and management consultant Mark Dziersk, will be Managing Director of the Chicago office as well as a key player in the leadership team at LUNAR. Mark‘s twenty plus year career advising global companies spans experience in innovation strategy, branding, industrial design, packaging and public speaking. “We are excited about Mark joining the team and expanding our global presence,“ said LUNAR‘s president, John Edson. “We already have important initial Chicago based projects underway and look forward to growing the LUNAR team as we continue forward.“
Prior to LUNAR, Mark was a principle at both Brandimage – DesGripes & Laga and HLB, Herbst Lazar Bell Inc., two of the nation‘s top design and innovation consultancies. “I could not be more excited about joining the LUNAR team and bringing expertise in branding and design strategy into the LUNAR innovation and development mix,“ says Mark. “Chicago is an extroverted city like New York, Tokyo and London. I think it‘s a great juxtaposition to the savvy, tech centered ingenuity that Silicon Valley provides and I am excited to be a part of this new adventure. Since the moment we opened here the response has been just terrific.“
The new office is located at 750 North Franklin #201 Chicago, IL 60654.
About Mark Dziersk
For the last six years Mark has been one of the core Design Meets Business bloggers for Fast Company. He is also responsible for 100+ design patents and has won awards including Red Dot, IDEA Gold and ID Magazine Best of Category. Widely recognized as an expert in his field, Mark has been published and quoted extensively in trade magazines and business publications including Innovation, ID Magazine, Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He is a past president of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and current editor of Innovation Magazine for IDSA.