John Vanderveen

John Vanderveen

John Vanderveen


Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Negotiation


  • Masters of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S.D. Industrial Design, Ohio State University
  • B.S. Management, Purdue University
John is a designer, thinker, teacher and student. He holds undergraduate degrees in Management and Design and a Masters in Innovation focused on cross-functional product and service development. He has worked as an Industrial Designer, UX Designer, Design Manager and is currently leading design at CPower Energy Management.

John has always been interested in teaching and learning and previously taught 3D modeling, rendering and animation at Ohio State and UX at Ohio Dominican University. He formed an innovation consulting company with two peers at Carnegie Mellon that engaged with Pittsburgh-based businesses, teaching them how to bring innovation into their daily operations.

John is currently teaching sketching & visualization to second-year Industrial Design students at Ohio State.

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