IA Collaborative Helps Select Fortune’s List of Greatest Designs

Co-founder Kathleen Brandenburg weighs in on the products that are making lives better

Co-founder and Chief Design Research Officer Kathleen Brandenburg joined leading design experts to help select Fortune’s greatest designs of modern times, sharing how Apple and Skype are transforming human connection.

“Not only an instant way to be constantly connected, but a flexible, ever-evolving design that becomes whatever each user wants it to be.”

  • Brandenburg describing the impact of Apple’s iPhone

Fortune partnered with IIT Institute of Design (ID) to poll educators, influencers, freelance designers, and corporate design teams to uncover the products that are making lives simpler, better, and more stylish.

See the full report.

Image by Fortune Magazine


IA Collaborative Designs Garner Global Acclaim

IA Collaborative has been recognized around the world for its innovative work in product and visual design, digital design, branding, business strategy and social innovation.

The Industrial Designers Society of America’s IDEA Awards – the world’s premier international design competition – awarded a Gold IDEA Award for the the Kelvin™, the simplest and most beautiful home coffee roaster; a Silver IDEA Award for CORE Cooling Packs, a life-saving cooling solution for healthcare workers fighting disease outbreaks in the field; and a Silver IDEA Award for IA’s redesign of United Airlines’ mobile app and digital ecosystem, which also won an STA 100 Award.

The Kelvin™ also took top honors at the iF World Design Awards, and the Design Intelligence Awards.

IA Collaborative’s work was recognized by the GOOD DESIGN Awards for its work in rebranding beloved a beloved American icon, the SKILSAW, and its efforts to understand and bring to life an important target customer for Nike: the Young Athlete.