Steve Visser

Steve Visser is a Professor of Industrial Design at Purdue University and has been on faculty since 1989. In 1996, he served as a Fulbright Professor at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. In 2007, he was named Honorary Professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology in Nanjing, China. Before teaching, he worked as an industrial designer at Hari and Associates in Skokie, Illinois. He received an MFA in Industrial Design in 1988 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Visser's designs have been recognized nationally and internationally. In 2004, he received an honorable mention in the ID magazine annual review. In 2003, he received and Award of Excellence in the Taiwan International Design Competition and an Opus Design Award from Japan. Previously he has received a Good Design Award, two IDEA Silvers, and second place in Forma Finlandia III International Plastic Design Competition.