New Team Members: Meet Gayle & Emily!

Gayle and Emily visiting Chicago's Skol Metal Fabricators in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor

Gayle and Emily visiting Chicago's Skol Metal Fabricators in the Ravenswood Industrial Corridor

Design House is excited to announce the addition of two new team members- Gayle Nelson, Esq. and Emily Taylor! Each is bringing a wealth of experience to help Design House grow and expand in our quest to develop educational opportunities that support the local manufacturing community through design thinking and connecting the next generation to New Collar careers in manufacturing and design.

As Development Director, Gayle is building Design House’s network of friends and supporters. Together we will expand Design House branch activities in Chicago and Pittsburgh as well as build new branches across the country. Gayle started her career over fifteen years ago partnering with women in the trades and manufacturing as the first Development Director of Chicago Women in Trades. Today she works with diverse nonprofit organizations and contributes to the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Newswire.  Emily is our new Creative Director and will be managing all things connecting our network of manufacturers, designers, students and entrepreneurs. Her unique leadership and experience of 12+ years in Industrial Design and the non-profit community will help design influence where it matters most.

Over the next few months, Design House is planning Jams in PittsburghSan Francisco and Chicago (TBD). Space is filling up quickly, if you are in the area reserve your seat now. 

Stay tuned and connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram; there is so much more to come!