John Youger teaches Industrial Design Studio, Design Methodologies, and Advanced Consumer Insights & Synthesis. He also teaches in the MDES graduate program at CCAD. John has twenty plus years of experience in the industry prior to coming to CCAD. During that time, John has worked at Fitch, Lextant, Resource, WD Partners and as an Independent Consultant. Currently, he is also a Partner at PINE | Strategy & Design.
Professional experience areas include product development, brand strategy, shopper insights, packaging and consumer goods, retail design and customer experience. He has worked with several Fortune 100 clients, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Intel, Procter & Gamble, and Home Depot. John's key insight and strategy specialties include co-creation methodologies, ethnography, design thinking, and customer experience. He is the recipient of the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award. BA in Industrial Design, The Ohio State University, 1997.