Tanner Woodford is co-founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Design Museum, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University, and a design patent for product design at Intel. Throughout his career, Tanner Woodford has worked in many capacities, including product design, community organization, interaction design, and development. With formal training in design, he has taught and lectured on design issues, history, and rapid ideation in professional and academic settings. He is irrepressibly optimistic, and was taught to leave everything better than when it was found.