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Designer Frank Tyneski Becomes New Executive Director of the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on September 7, 2007

An award-winning designer has been picked to run the IDSA, that great professional organization that has done so much to spread design around the world. He’s Frank Tyneski, 39, years old, who has racked up a series of kudos. Tyneski was with Motorola when helped create the TalkAbout SLK Two-way Radio, which won Industrial Design Excellence Awards in 1996 and 1998, plus a Design of the Decade Gold Award in 2000.

Tyneski also won the Corporate Design Excellence Award from the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. He was director of design integration for Research in Motion from 2002-2005, working on the first Blackberry to to have look and feel of a true cell phone—the BlackBerry 7100 series.

Most recently, Tyneski was with Kyocera and designed Kyocera’s E5000 Series handset.

He’s taught in Mexico City and worked in India.

I’ll do a Q&A with Frank next week to see where he wants Design to go.

I’ve worked with the IDSA for over a decade and Business Week helps sponsor their annual Industrial Design Excellence Awards, probably the most important design contest in the world. Check out the winners of 2007 and past years by moving down this page. It’s on the right.

Reader Comments

Debbie Munden/President/CEO Mark Industries, LLC

August 3, 2008 7:24 PM

Frank Tyneski is an outstanding choice to run the IDSA. His Q&A with Bruce Nussbaum proved to demonstrate his extensive background, views, and experience in the field of innovation and design. Retailers continue to gravitate to innovative, cleverly designed products that offer solutions for every day people. The product not only needs to look good in design, it must provide a solution in functionality and ease of use for the consumer to buy it. Outstanding interview.

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