Faculty

Marco Susani

 

Marco Susani
Clinical Professor, Industrial Design 
msusani@uic.edu
www.kozsusanidesign.com

MDes, Industrial and Product Design, Domus Academy
BA, Architecture Politecnico di Milano

Industrial and UX designer Marco Susani juxtaposes technological innovation and emotional design with the goal of using his design vision to create a more human future. Marco began his career at Sottsass Associati, partnering with famed Italian designer Ettore Sottsass as part of the legendary Olivetti Design team. He later served as Director of the Domus Academy Research Center, where he worked to apply the principles of Italian design to design innovation, interactive design and strategic design. Marco moved from Italy to the US to create the Motorola Advanced Concept Group, ultimately becoming Motorola’s Global Vice President of Experience Design. 

Professor Susani’s work has been awarded by IDSA IDEA, IF Design, Red Dot, ID magazine and Good Design Chicago; notable past clients include 3M, Allstate, Apple, Fontana Arte, Logitech, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nestle, Nissan, NTT, Panasonic, Philips, Pirelli, Seiko, Unilever and Xerox, among many others. Previously, he also assisted with multiple academic initiatives at Domus Academy, RCA London, MIT Boston, NSAD San Diego, Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and the University of Siena.

Marco’s recent design projects focus on design visions for the future of food, urban transportation, wearables, health devices, smart home systems and the Internet of Everything. He is the founding partner of Koz Susani Design.