Julianne is a creative problems solver with more than 8 years in innovation, with a focus on our connection to and use of the body. She currently consults with fashion, technology and sports apparel clients on novel body designs, including as sports innovation designer with the VF Innovation Team, design and technology consulting work with wearables at Manufacture New York over the last two years, and role as Creative Adviser with design science tech collective, Descience.
Julianne's professional interest in innovative design was informed by early career experiences at Burberry, a NASA Fellowship and MIT wearables start up in India.
She was the founding member of the Apparel Innovation Team at New Balance in 2011 where she developed active and passive technology solutions for elite athletes, military Special Forces, and the everyday athlete. Through her work in the sports industry she is able to use her personal passion in deep research to uncover opportunities for novel products. Her research and design will be seen in the New Balance ‘Data Driven Apparel’ worn in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Her passion as an athlete herself only deepens her drive, and curiosity, as a designer.
Julianne mentors at the MIT Media Lab and has taught "New Products for Performance Sports" at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned her Masters Degree in Industrial Design.