Martin Linder is the Founding Director of IDO, an industrial designer with MSL Design, Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University, and community actionist. A MFA graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art his innovative work includes InVision Technologies and Reveal Imaging’s explosive detection system industrial and software design programs which are utilized in public transportation facilities throughout the world. His award-winning furniture designs for companies, including Steelcase Inc., Knoll International Design America, and Herman Miller grace the worlds businesses, hospitals, and homes.
For these achievements, Martin has been honored with the IDEA Industrial Design Excellence international award, the Nightingale Health Care Product Innovation award, and the Progressive Architecture Furniture Innovation award. In addition to his success as an industrial designer, Martin has also distinguished himself as a design educator holding the title of Emeritus Full Tenured Professor.
His education and community activities have been honored with the Jefferson Public Service, Core 77 Education Innovation, Sarlo Distinguished Faculty Awards, and recognition in Most Admired Design Professors in Academia by Design Intelligence. San Francisco State University has honored Martin with an endowed scholarship in his name. Martin will be discussing mentorship opportunities and other possibilities for DES students to become involved with Industrial Design Outreach.