Summer Design Lab Instructors


Ranee Lee

Ranee is a product designer, educator, and Co-Founder of Thinking Forward, a Toronto-based charity whose vision is to build the character of children through a hands-on learning play environment. With 15 years of professional practice from concept development to production for retailers, corporations & social enterprises, she believes design plays a big part in improving everyday experiences. She currently teaches Industrial Design at OCAD University and is passionate about helping students gain insights through design thinking. Her work has been featured in Elle, Canadian House & Home, The Toronto Star, The Life Network and TVO Kids. Linked In

Mark Guarraia

Mark Guarraia

Mark is an industrial designer and design educator based in New England.  He brings years of experience designing consumer goods, retail services, juvenile products, and most recently medical devices and consumer healthcare products.  By day, Mark leads a team of Industrial Designers at Ximedica – a Rhode Island-based firm providing design and development services to the largest medical companies and to start-ups alike.  In addition, Mark is an adjunct professor at both RISD and MassArt, and is passionate about student development through creativity and critical thinking.  Mark received his BFA in ID from RISD, and is currently pursuing his MA in Design Management. Linked In

Other Staff


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