Tanner Woodford is co-founder, chairman, and executive director of the Chicago Design Museum, maker of Iterative Work, and lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Throughout his career, Tanner has worked as a product designer, community organizer, interaction designer, and developer. He has taught and lectured on design issues, history, and rapid ideation in professional and academic settings. He is irrepressibly optimistic, and believes design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition.

Email Tanner with speaking, press, and collaborative inquiries.




Some recent work that I'm proud of:

The Chicago Design Museum strengthens culture and builds community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through dynamic experiences.

Iterative Work is a flexible, open-source company that features a single product that is refined periodically. Volume One is available now.

The Great Ideas of Humanity acknowledges of the increasing globalization or our world and resulting cross-pollination of ideas, societies, and culture.

Psychedelic Tourism is a site-specific exhibition on video game art at the Black Box Gallery. It was installed in collaboration with VGA Gallery.

The Design Pack is an expansion for Cards Against Humanity that contains 30 fully-illustrated cards, with 100% of proceeds benefitting ChiDM.

Design Issues at SAIC explores moments in which design has served as a catalyst for social change, while students work collaboratively with clients.

This poster, made for AIGA Get Out the Vote, contextualizes an Abraham Lincoln quote through the typography of Charles Dawson.

The Shape of Things to Come is a cautiously optimistic kinetic sculpture that is perpetually and slowly spinning at the Threadless headquarters.

Recently exhibited at Temple Contemporary, a Clock for Identity Designers documents my exposure to 1,035 brands on 14 October 2008.

You probably think this art is about you is a playful commentary on the personification of branding, created for a summer exhibition at Galerie F.

How strange it is to be anything at all.