Co-founder of the Brooklyn based design studio “Anton & Irene”. She has led the strategy and UX initiatives for clients including The Met, Kickstarter, Balenciaga, Wacom, Zumtobel, USA Today, EA, Spotify, Google, Nickelodeon, Karim Rashid, Shantell Martin, BBC and Red Bull for both the web and cross-platform applications. Her work has been recognized by Cannes, The Webbys, The Emmys, The FWA, Awwwards, Interaction Design Association and The European Design Awards.
Irene has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences such as OFFF and FITC, and has lectured at SVA in New York, Hyper Island in Stockholm, Harbour.Space in Barcelona, and the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Her personal projects have been shown in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, New York, Copenhagen, Cincinnati, Singapore and Tegucigualpa.
“There are many ways to solve a problem—it’s my job to help the students identify all those different options, sift through them quickly and once a decision has been made, move forward confidently.”
Runs the Graphic Workshop sessions in the MVD and the MED, teaches about Materials for Packaging in the MBP