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).
Anne Forschner is an Exterior Car Designer with a desire to challenge the status quo and think outside the box. She expressed this during her graduation from the University of Pforzheim with her unconventional Bachelor Thesis BMW LOVOS. Her professional career started about 10 years ago at BMW Design in Munich. Since joining the company, she has designed and guided production cars (the latest BMW M3/M4) and two concept cars (the latest BMW Concept i4) from initial sketch to market launch. She recently joined BMW’s innovative subsidiary Design works as Creative Director, responsible for Advanced Automotive Design Projects.
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 Hoener zu Bentrup zu Bentrup is the Colour and Trim Designer of Mazda Motor Europe Design Studio, located near Frankfurt. Working for a Japanese OEM in the European Studio gives her freedom to experiment and the possibility to participate in the development of production vehicles as well as design studies. Trend research is another big part of her daily work. Within her studies of Product Design at University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main, she specialized in materials which then lead her to the automotive industry, where she started her professional career 9 years ago.
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.
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