Ayse (pronounced Eye-Shay) Birsel 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.

The Co-founder and Creative Director of Birsel + Seck, Ayse designs award-winning products and systems with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including Amazon, Colgate-Palmolive, Herman Miller, GE, IKEA, Philips, Staples and Toyota.

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.