Isaac Blankensmith is a hardware interaction designer at Google Creative Lab and an adjunct professor at School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Isaac grew up in Seattle, and now lives in Brooklyn.  He attended Rhode Island School of Design where he received BFA in Industrial Design with honors. After graduating he was accepted into the Google Five, a one-year residency at the Creative Lab in New York City, where a team of five young creatives from various backgrounds collaborate on the future of technology and design. Since completing the Five program, Isaac has joined the Creative Lab as a full-time designer. 

Against the advice of many, Isaac has adamantly remained a generalist. His work explores the relationship between technology and humans. He sees design and prototyping as vehicles for exploration, visualization, and questioning.

Please email regarding project or job inquiries.

 

Experience

Google Creative Lab

Hardware Interaction Designer

2012-Present

 

The Google Five

Residency at Creative Lab

2013-2014

 

Carbon Design Group

Industrial Design Intern

2012

 

 

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Industrial Design, Honors

2009-2013

 

Brown University

Special Student

Computer Science +

Entrepreneurship

2010-2013

 

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

Executive Education

2017

MIT Media Lab

Course: Hacking Manufacturing 

Shenzhen, China 

2018

Recognition

FWA Site of The Day

The Creators Project

Communication Arts

Society for Experiential Graphic-

Design

Core77

FastCo Design

The Verge

designboom

Page Magazine

Gizmodo

Engadget

Popular Science

Contagious Magazine

 

Teaching

Adjunct Professor

Interaction Design

School of Visual Arts, NYC

2016-Present

Senior Thesis Critic

Industrial Design

Parsons School of Design

Spring 2018

Workshops

Hyper Systems

Yale University

2018

Palm, Ditch, Steal

Parsons School of Design

2018

Unknown-Unknowns

Harvard Business School

SECON 2017

Un-useless Objects

Rhode Island School of Design

ISDA 2017