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Jason CarleyAdjunct Lecturer


Jason Carley is an adjunct lecturer at the Segal Design Institute and a practicing industrial designer. As a design and engineering consultant, he has helped bring dozens of products to market and generated patents for the medical, optical and electronics fields. Jason has conducted research in the United States, Canada, and Europe, working with respected clients such as Philips, Disney, SC Johnson, The Home Depot, Dell, Abbott, and Whirlpool.

Jason's work has appeared on ABC's Shark Tank, TBS's America's Greatest Makers, and in installations at Disneyland Parks, Madame Tussauds in Times Square, and The Four Seasons Resort in Hawaii. He was named a finalist for the Forbes "30 Under 30 Manufacturing & Industry List" in 2015 and won an Architectural Products Innovation Award in 2014 for Tech-Lighting's "Gatica." He has hosted events for Chicago Ideas Week and has been a significant contributor to the local design and entrepreneurship community through his work at Catalyze Chicago (a precursor to mHUB). He is a sought-after design reviewer and has been a guest critic at Northwestern, UIC, SAIC, IIT, and Notre Dame.

Jason views design as the perfect blend of craft and problem solving, bridging fields as wide-ranging as art, engineering, sociology, economics, and manufacturing. He believes design has the power to drive industries and improve lives, which is the inspiration behind his work. He looks forward to sharing his passion for the design process with students.


BS in Mechanical Engineering and BA in Industrial Design, University of Notre Dame

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