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Jessica Corr is a product designer with experience in retail and hospitality design.  In addition to her position in the School of Design Strategies, Corr is also co-founder of tzelan, an international brand known for creating exceptional experiences for home and hospitality.  Through her practice, Corr has developed a wide range of products for home and high-end contract use.  Her work can be found in well known venues such as the Prada Flagship store, New York, Andaz 5th Avenue, and Park Hyatt Shanghai.  Corr’s work has also been widely exhibited, most notably as part of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial in 2003.  Her designs have been featured in numerous magazine editorials and notable publications such as: Dish, International Design, Graphis: Product 3, and Inside Design Now.

Corr draws directly from her practice to guide students in Luxury Design and Strategy, a course hosted by School of Design Strategies and partnered with Columbia Business School and the Luxury Education Foundation.   www.luxuryeducationfoundation.org

Corr’s teaching is focused on connecting the design process and collaborative practices to real world contexts.  Corr has previously taught classes engaging in co-design partnerships with NYC Public Schools; NYC School Food, and Project EATS, an urban empowerment initiative focused on environmental and social wellbeing.

In her role with tzelan, Corr has developed products for a number of hotels, luxury micro-apartments in Hong Kong, and a new urban development in Gurgaon, India.  Having experience with international projects enhances Corr’s ability to teach the design process and collaborative methods across varying external conditions and cultures.