Zuzanna Skalska inspires leaders and decision-makers to pivot their’s perspective on long term vision by implementing cross-fertilization process. She operates as a Strategic Trends advisor for Up-Front Innovation to businesses, public institutions and NGOs. In her way of working she is importing and mixing ideas from different places, markets or connecting people, to help business to step out their comfort zone. Her no-nonsense approach gives companies the insights needed for future business development. Zuzanna Skalska brings trends to life in a clear, distinctive and passionate way!
Zuzanna is specialized in research and analysis of strategic Signals of Change for business. She is an owner of 360 Inspiration and a managing partner of the Futures Thinking Group. She works closely with CEO ́s, decision makers and R&D directors on possible future(s)development. She lectures at many universities around the world. She is co-founder of the School of Form (SWPS).
Jenny Deimer is Head of Brand & Innovation Design at Lynk & Co Design. At Brand & Innovation within Lynk & Co Design we focus on:
Sara Erichsen Susnjar is responsible for coordinating and developing all the surface materials in a program together with program designers and specialist designers.
Sandra Höner zu Bentrup leads the CMF Design for Airbus programs allocated to her. Working in the Cross Programme Cabin Customisation Industrial Design team, she puts a strong focus on airplane CMF production definitions as well as on future CMF design and trend research.
She joined Airbus in 2022 after more than 10 Years in the automotive industry. In her last position at Mazda, she was responsible for the Colour Material Finish (CMF) design at Mazda Motor Europe. Her passion for Design, Colours and Materials is consolidated by a Diploma in industrial design (master’s degree) at HfG Offenbach and participation in material science lectures at Technical University Darmstadt.
Tilmann Schlootz creates products, brands and visions. As a consultant and handson designer in user experience and automotive projects, Frankfurt boy Tilmann Schlootz shows a wide background earned at Volkswagen Trend Lab and Future Affairs, Audi Design, Porsche UX, Opel and Honda Design after Master Degree at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach. Typically for his many awards winning designs, the radical urban mobility concept Audi Snook features uniqueexterior/interior surface handling and deeply researchedtechnology forecast.
As a certified marketing professional, Tilmann Schlootz isconsulted in branding and webdesign for years now, so he additionally lectures employees and students in UI Design, SEO and online marketing at academies and companies. For recreation, Tilmann Schlootz handcrafts prototypes of hisown furniture and lamp design collections in his Frankfurt citystudio.
Britta Mueller is the Global Sustainability Manager at Sage Automotive Interiors. She is based in Italy, however her role expands her reach to create synergies with multi-disciplinary teams including design, development, business and engineering teams across the globe. She has 20+ years of experience, which started in textile design and over the years has expanded to include trend foresight, advanced product developments and currently focusing on the ever changing topic of Sustainability. By supporting young talent, and combining ‘fresh’ ideas with professional experience it leads to innovative, tangible solutions for Sage’s customers.
Maria has worked as a C&M designer in the automotive industry for the last 20 years, started at Volvo and since 5 years responsible C&M designer for all Polestar vehicles. Maria has a strong focus on sustainable materials in her design and is one of the main drivers of Polestar’s sustainability work which focuses on climate, circularity, transparency and inclusion.
In Polestar Precept, winner of the Eyes on Design award 2021 for Innovative Use of Color, Graphics, or Materials, she introduced a number of sustainable material solutions.
Head of CMF & Brandstrategy Bugatti
As the Head of CMF & Brandstrategy Bugatti Sabine Consolini unifies the two major disciplines to create customer specific designs and visual brand fitting products. She is creating automotive products since almost 20 years and has gained working experiences and the knowledge of different cultures in Germany,Italy,America,France and China.
Together with her team in Shanghai she achieved 7 Gold and Silver Trophies for the Asian CMF Award from 2019 to 2023. In all her several global assignments she aimed for numerous talent and student development projects to enrich the Future with new promising designers.
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