Stefanie Koehler | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Stefanie Koehler


BS in Industrial Design; Western Michigan University
MA in Sustainable Design; MCAD

Stefanie Koehler is a designer of things and non-things. As a sustainability-focused human, she aims to create solutions that work to regenerate our environmental, cultural, and creative global and local economies. Trained as a product designer, she also likes to play with the art of not making things, or rather doing smart (not clever) design.

Koehler practices designing with extreme user empathy and leveraging whole systems and service design to realign innovation, business, and natural cycles. She has a traditional industrial design background (BS in Industrial Design; Western Michigan University (2009)) but has an inherent desire ‘do more good’ rather than just ‘doing less bad’.

Struck by how little she knew about materials and product life cycles, she pursued a degree focused on sustainability; she graduated from MCAD with a MA in Sustainable Design in 2013. Stefanie is based in Oregon.