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A consumer software or hardware product for the home or personal use that is screen-based, tech-enabled, or Internet-connected.
Irina Kozlovskaya is a director of industrial design at Fitbit, where she leads a team of designers creating products that help people live healthier, happier lives.
Irina is driven by the conviction that collaboration and a human-centered approach are fundamental to good design, which, at its core, is simple, helpful, and enduring.
Prior to joining Fitbit, Irina worked with a broad range of companies, as well as founding a New York City based design consultancy, Vim & Vigor. Her client list includes global brands such Nest, HTC, Kitchenaid, Martha Stewart, and Barnes & Noble, as well as multiple startups.
The daughter of two architects, Irina grew up in Saint Petersburg, Russia before moving to the United States to study at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Her work has been recognized by Red Dot, IF, ICFF Studio, IDEA, and Spark awards.
Irina is a vice chairwoman of Women in Design San Francisco.
As the Design Director for Fjord’s Connected Products & Spaces in North America, Youenn oversees a team of designers, providing guidance on craft, content and clients engagements. Thanks to his fluency in User Centered Design process, his extensive experience partnering with clients to uncover opportunities and his abilities to create meaningful and impactful solutions for various industries, Youenn has brought to life numerous product experiences at the intersection of physical and digital.
He’s collaborated with discerning clients ranging from Fortune 500 to startups alike: AB-inbev, Best Buy, County of Los Angeles, Dell, Facebook, Fiat, Ford, Fossil Group, Google, HTC, Kodak, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Pure Storage, Renault, Salomon, Samsung, Sony… collecting in the process a number of international awards, patents and publications.