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Ayse (pronounced Eye-Shay) Birsel is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Birsel + Seck, the award-winning design and innovation studio working with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including Amazon, Herman Miller, GE, Colgate-Palmolive, Philips, Staples, IKEA and Toyota, among others.

The New York-based designer is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2017. She is the author of Design the Life You Love, A Step-By-Step Guide to Building A Meaningful Future. On the Thinkers50 shortlist for talent, she gives lectures on Design the Organization You Love to corporations. Ayse writes a weekly post on innovation for Inc.com.

Ayse is the recipient of numerous awards including Best of Year Interior Design Magazine Award 2018, IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Awards) Gold Awards, Best of NeoCon Gold Awards, Young Designers Award from the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Athena Award for Excellence in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design. In 2016, she was chosen as one of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches. She is a TEDx speaker.