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150 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 615.972.4236 aj.selzer@gmail.


Adam Selzer

Visionary designer-entrepreneur with 5+ years of experience translating latent consumer insights into user-centered business opportunities. Professional, creative, adaptive, collaborative. Established ability to guide teams and manage dynamic user experience projects through complex challenges. Specializing in: User research, business development, design process, leadership, innovation strategy.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY Palo Alto, CA M.A. in Learning, Design, and Technology Sept. 2011 - Aug. 2012 GPA: 4.0 Distinctions: Awarded The Fifford Fellowship; Awarded The Duca Gift Leadership: Teaching Assistant: Fundamentals of Design for Design Thinkers Design Coach: Design Thinking Bootcamp: Experiences in Innovation and Design (the VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY B.S. in Human and Organizational Development. Track: International Leadership and Development Distinctions: Vanderbilt University Deans List Internship: Ashoka: Innovators for the Public (Summer 2010, Arlington, VA) Nashville, TN Sept. 2009 - May 2011

THE DESIGN COLLECTIVE Palo Alto, CA Design Consultant Aug. 2012 - Present Led 4-person team to design brand expansion strategy for a company with $8M+ annual revenues. Proposed and signed client development project, and worked closely with client to design research strategy. Coordinated extensive ethnographic research with 40+ hours of observations and 25+ hours of interviews. Delivered 100+ pg. innovation strategy guide containing actionable human-centered business opportunities. IDEO Palo Alto, CA Design Researcher Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2012 Designed and executed high quality user research at global design and innovation strategy consultancy. ! - Established segmentation frameworks to survey and interpret the behaviors of 65k+ users. ! - Conducted in-depth user interviews to communicate key insights through narratives and case studies. ! - Presented ndings report with design directives that became the learnings for $150K client engagement. On a small team, developed and launched IDEOs rst e-learning course to teach design to 2000+ educators. GREEN LOOP (NASHVILLE) Nashville, TN Co-Founder Feb. 2011 - Sept. 2011 Raised $150k to transform 12,000 sq ft warehouse into a new model for collaborative green business practice. Recruited 30-member advisory board of prominent business, academic and government leaders. Named Top 50 Green Heroes of Middle Tennessee by Nashville Business Chamber/The Nashville Post. MR. ADAM TEACHES Nashville, TN Founder/Educator Jan. 2006 - Sept. 09 Formed and managed 10-person creative team that licensed educational content to Alitalia Airlines, XM/ Sirius Radio, and was performed at Bonnaroo and The Country Music Association Music Festival. Developed and introduced original music education curriculum to 1000+ children in 25 inner city schools. Named Nashville Leader Under 40 by Nashville Business Journal.

Achievements: Winner: Jim Henson Hackathon (12), Finalist: SF Startup Weekend (11), Alum: Americorps NCCC (02) Interests: Music composition, graphic design, backpacking, lmmaking, toy invention, international travel,