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Tucker Viemeister

Former Adjunct, Class of

Courses Taught: Industrial Design Workshop

Tucker Viemeister is Lab Chief, heading research and development at Rockwell Group (lab.rockwellgroup.com). The Lab encompasses digital interaction design, industrial design, the material and image library, modeling and prototyping resources impacting projects ranging from casinos, hotels and restaurants to packaging and products. They recently made and interactive installation for the introduction exhibit to the Venice Architecture Biennale. He was a founder of Smart Design where he helped design the widely acclaimed OXO "GoodGrips" kitchen tools. He also was president of Springtime-USA, a partnership with the Dutch industrial design company, he helped to found Razorfish's physical design capability and frogdesign's New York office.A graduate from Pratt Institute and worked for clients like Apple, Corning, Gap, J&J, Jet Blue, P&G, McDonald’s, Timex, Levi’s, Motorola, Vodaphone, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nike, Toyota, Viking, and Kate Spade. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York, chair of the Rowena Reed Kostellow Fund, president of the International Design Network Foundation and is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He was called “Guru” by BusinessWeek (8/97), “scruffy brand-meister” by the Architect’s Newspaper (2/06), dubbed "Industrial Design’s Elder Wunderkind" when ID included him in America's hottest 40, and New York Magazine selected him as a “Living Design Innovator” (10/29/07). He teaches at NYU's ITP, holds 32 US Utility Patents and was named after a car.