Imogen Speer

Design Lead, SU Labs

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Bio

In her recent career as a Creative Content Designer, Imogen has specialized in concept design and commercial illustration, prototyping and fabrication, and workshop facilitation. She has over 10 years of experience in individual and group ideation, including visual artifacts, physical prototypes, experiential installations, and lo-fi wearables.

As a Design Lead for SU Labs, Imogen helps facilitate Science Fiction Design and Disruption workshops by challenging key perspectives and pushing abstract connections. Additionally, she creates concept art and designs for new tech and environments, and is a key member of SU Labs’ prototyping team, transforming ideas into tangible products.

A design polyglot, Imogen has a gift for translating and distilling ideas into new mediums of communication. Her previous experience includes nearly a decade working with The Napoleon Group in the New York advertising world, where she designed for large brands such as Chase Bank, General Mills, and ConEdison. After moving to San Francisco she spent time as an independent contractor doing concept, graphic, and commercial design for companies including AIA San Francisco, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and American Express. Exciting recent projects have included comic book development and illustration for NEC and Lockheed Martin, concept design for Cirque du Soleil, and film concepts and storyboards for screenwriter Nicole Perlman.

Imogen holds a BA in Art History and Creative Writing from CU Boulder, and interned at the Denver Arts Museum. She has studied at Liceo Oberdan Scientific School in Trieste, Italy; the School of Visual Arts and the Jewelry Arts Institute in NYC; and the Attelier Rudee in Bangkok, Thailand.

A few interesting facts about Imogen: she has taught school in Cairo, Egypt, and survival-spooned in the Mongolian Taiga. She has created several installations for Burning Man in conjunction with the arts collective Five Ton Crane, and has had her artwork displayed in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. She is a Fellow and lecturer for Odd Salon.