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Andy Van Solkema combines systems thinking with curiosity of behavior and his craft of graphic, information and interface design.
As head of technology, communication and business converge, Andy Van Solkema work's under the belief collaboration, design process and methods should be the hub of innovation, alignment and change at all levels of an organization. Although most days are spent working on design strategies, designing artifacts and consulting with clients, Andy Van Solkema also enjoys mentoring, advocating and educating others on the value of design, it's methods and processes.
On occasion, finds the time for creative projects of my own to feed his ever growing need to make things.
As Chief Designer for OST, Andy Van Solkema is responsible for the practice, vision and integration of Design services and mindset across the company. He is also active in the development of design teams and infusing design leadership and methods across various disciplines.. Including a responsibility for human-centered design expertise, the craft of graphic, information, user experience (product) and strategy, with OST’s strong technology experience. In 2018 OST launched Open Digital a new idea within OST that identifies true digital possibilities for your company and customer. We use human behavior as our north star to make game-changing products for your business. Within the practice Andy consults and engages in the practice of design and strategy on key initiatives and projects. As technology, communication and business converge, he will seeks new ways for design to make an impact across disciplines.EMBA Design Thinking curriculm development and faculty
For the past two years Andy has been working on the EMBA Design Thinking and Strategy Curriculum Development at Grand Valley State University.
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See his work at OST (Open Systems Technologies)