Tanner Woodford is founder, executive director, and bartender of the Chicago Design Museum.

He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and makes Iterative Work. As a designer, educator, and entrepreneur, he has taught, lectured, and led workshops on design issues, social change, and design history in classrooms and at conferences.

He is irrepressibly optimistic, believing design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition. He lives and works in Chicago, Ill.


He is currently entertaining speaking inquiries.


Image—El Blok—Vieques, Puerto Rico.