B.S. in Industrial Design from Western Michigan University A.S. in Technical Illustration from Ferris State University He has 27 years of design experience, 12 years of dedication to Tiger Studio. Luciano is an IDSA member.
Passionate about making our world a better place through design. He enjoys leading a studio, people and coaching. He also enjoys relationships with clients, loves to have fun at work and bug team members. Luciano is also married to Janie and has two children.
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A.S. in Business Management, Davenport University Working toward a degree in Website Development, KVCC Raquel started part-time at Tiger Studio in 2001 and worked her way up to a full-time position in 2005.
Raquel is a U8 Girls Soccer coach and loves spending time with her three children. Some of the activities Raquel and her family enjoy are being active outside or playing the “Kinect” game indoors
B.S. in Industrial Design,Western Michigan University M.B.A. in Marketing and Consumer Behavior, GVSU Jon’s entire career has been spent gathering diverse experiences. He has had the pleasure of working with dynamic and unique companies of all types from fortune 500 corporations to small and medium manufactures and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Jon’s passion is thinking…and he often spends too much time enjoying his passion. He really likes to dig into the details and tries to imagine how solving for the small details will impact the big picture.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
B.S. in Industrial Design, Western Michigan University. One of Rury’s strong points is compelling form development which he implements across several different product markets.
Rury is a young passionate designer who grew up in Chicago, Illinois and proud of his heritage. He comes from a family whose roots are from the tallest mountain peaks of the Mexican Sierra Madre.
Favorite TV Show
The Family Guy
Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on Advertising & Promotion from Western Michigan University. Alison began her collegiate career in Industrial Design prior to making the jump to Advertising. To the team, she brings experience from a retail environment in consumer research, commercialization, and a passion for problem solving.
Alison spent 7 years coaching gymnastics. She likes to explore new things, but is a beach bum at heart. A few of her other joys in life include: riding her motorcycle, horseback riding, cars, photography, and gelato.
Sunshine, Palm Trees and Motorcycles
Adrienne is a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids and major in Industrial Design with a minor in Art History.
Adrienne received the IDSA merit award at Kendall College this year and competed with other students at the regional conference. She recently traveled to Nicaragua to assist Grand Valley State University with their Applied Global Innovation Initiative program where she worked with university students on product innovation.
Adrienne enjoys trying new foods and testing out the latest local micro-brew. She loves spending time with her family and their beagles and spending time outside in the sun. She also enjoys shows like Lost, United States of Tara, and Arrested Development. Her favorite color and one of her favorite foods is avocado.
With a Bachelor of Science from Ferris State University in Graphic Design, Emily began at Tiger Studio in 2011. Brought on to help the continued growth of Tiger Studio’s brand development capabilities, Emily is passionate about developing strong brand strategies. Emily has experience in print design, printing, and graphic design for business development.
Emily loves to cook and watch movies. If she’s not with her family or friends, which isn’t often, she’s watching Jeopardy, doing crafty projects, visiting Traverse City to do some wine tasting, or talking to her sister on the phone. Besides collecting interesting design examples, Emily collects office supplies and cookbooks. Emily is also a very proud Ferris State University Alum.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
M.A. degree in Design, Urals State Academy of Architecture and Arts, Russia. (US Equivalence M.A. degree in Graphic Design, B.A. degree in Design & Visual Communications) Yana has done everything from being an art director, graphic designer, illustrator, copy writer, photographer to copy editor.
Yana has been to a variety of countries such as Spain and the Canary Islands, Thailand, Italy, England, France, Malta, Cyprus and East Europe. She enjoys design, travel, painting, foreign languages, downhill skiing and photography.
Favorite TV Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
B.A. in Visual Communications, Kendall College of Art and Design Ryan has an extensive background in web and multimedia interaction. He has served as entrepreneur, art director, designer and animator. Ryan has won regional and national design awards and has been featured in Web Designer Magazine.
At the age of 12, Ryan created a weekly comic strip in his hometown’s newspaper that continued for 4 years. He enjoys talking about cars, looking at cars and pretending to buy cars. Ryan is also a “Yooper”… ehh.
Favorite TV Show:
The Wonder Years
Jade is a 2011 graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids a major in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. Jade was a part of the track team at Ferris and was chosen for the College of Business Excellence Award. After graduation she was hired as an design intern in San Francisco where she lived and worked for a year. She has also traveled to France, Italy, Turkey and Greece to study art history.
Jade enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves staying active and has competed in many various races including 2 half marathons this year with her mom. She tries out for many reality TV shows and is determined to get on the hit show Big Brother. She loves traveling and experiencing new cultures and she also hopes to one day meet Shakira, who she is mildly obsessed with.
Alfredo pasta and blue moon ice cream
BA Industrial Design from Kendall College of Art & Design, Danny is focused on the holistic design and analysis of user experiences between people and the products and services they interact with every day. With a diverse background in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, and product development, Danny is passionate about user experience, research, product quality, innovative solutions, and new technology.
Danny created and is now teaching the Introduction to Design course at Kendall College as a part of the new Collaborative Design Program.
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Lauren is a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. She enjoys being a designer because it gives her the opportunity to learn something new everyday & watch an object take form, one that she has had a part in shaping. Lauren has a passion for design research, concept generation, and combining innovative technology products, with market-changing user interaction experiences.
Lauren loves sharing stories and laughs with family & friends, trying new coffee places, singing to all the songs on the radio & reading a good book or design magazine. In her free time she can be found snowboarding, wakeboarding or planning her next travel adventure. Most recently she spent two weeks traveling around Italy soaking up art, architecture & sampling many flavors of gelato.
Fall, because she gets to wear her favorite scarves & boots, and enjoy hot drinks!
With an Associates Degree in Entrepreneurship, Austin founded several small companies before discovering his passion of Industrial Design. He is now a senior at Kendall College of Art and Design and will be graduating in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. Austin loves ideation, strategy, ergonomics, mechanical ingenuity and broad collaborative projects that include many different personality types.
Austin spends most of his time on design side projects… If he’s not in the studio, he may be on a distance run, skydiving, watching TedX videos or discussing what the future will look like with friends and random people he just met.