Jeff Corkran joins the Hunt Institute as a Fellow bringing his industry expertise. After twenty years using human-centered design to inform and lead teams in finance, automotive, CPG, food, healthcare, and technology, a series of inspiring moments led Jeff to pivot towards work for positive environmental and social impact. He now draws from toolkits within design, finance, story, technology, and engineering to move ideas from impossible to inevitable. Jeff recently launched a transdisciplinary impact design studio called takka, and is a part of Impact Mill, researching sustainability-centered behavior change. He was a partner in a user-centered software consultancy for over a decade and began his career with stints at both a national consulting firm and within a top-50 interactive agency.
Jeff is a member of the Inclusive Economy Consortium Leadership Council at the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at SMU, is an advisory committee member for a project within the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and is a member of the systems-focused Unschool of Disruptive Design. Jeff mentors with SXSW, AIGA, Unreasonable, and others, and launched several community-building events and content series like Dallas Startupweek with small, but mighty volunteer teams.