The Commonwealth Club
Scoot & Doodle
I am Kelsey Brennan and I am currently a Senior Product Designer and Project Lead at Carbon Five. I love implementing processes to get design and engineering to work together — happily! I love untangling unsolvable problems, working on cross-functional teams, and negotiating tricky situations. This is my resume.
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As for me, I’m interested in broad-ranging topics such as transportation, fabrication, construction, sustainable energy, ethical applications of new technology, AI, machine learning and other hard problems that require a set of teeth to sink into. I like big problems. I like seeing teams succeed and I have lead multiple companies through their Series B funding. Outside of work I like to get outside, ride horses, dive, surf and explore personal interests outside of design.
I hold a Masters in Architecture from UC Berkeley with a DE in New Media; some time before that I went to Reed College. Prior to grad school I was involved in marketing and product development for several San Francisco startups, including one of the first apps to launch on the Google Hangouts API. My design research has been presented at ACADIA (Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture), SPUR, Maker Fayre and has been published in Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture. If you're curious about my design research, art or graduate work, I have another site for that: here. I also sit on the board for Tech by Choice, a community aimed to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
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