Karen HofmannKaren Hofmann

Director, Color, Materials and Trends Exploration Laboratory, Art Center College of Design

Karen Hofmann is the director of the Color, Materials and Trends Exploration Laboratory at Art Center College of Design. For the past six years, she has also been teaching in the College’s Product and Transportation Design departments, focusing on design research, concept development and transdisciplinary projects. Hofmann consults with o2studio on design research and future-forecasting projects. Prior to joining Art Center’s faculty, she served as strategic research manager for Johnson Controls, Inc., developing processes for advanced design research and trend forecasting.