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Northwestern University

About the Speaker


David Ngene (pronounced en-geh-nee) is a designer, creative leader and entrepreneur based out of Portland, OR. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (WCAS) where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Art Theory and Practice before going on to receive a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.

He is currently a Senior Innovator and Intrepreneur in the Space Kitchen at Nike where he has spent over a decade creating some of the most iconic and recognizable products in the world. David recently launched his own design practice OOMLAB, a multidisciplinary creative incubator, where he helps new and established businesses explore novel opportunities through speculative design and creative experimentation. He is also the Co-Founder of AETLAS and currently developing his own lifestyle brand.


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