TARA MARCHIONNA, INNOVATION ARCHITECT

Tara is a product designer and textile artist with degrees in design and mechanical engineering who enjoys nothing more than inventing a well-built, beautiful solution to a problem. She has designed on a variety of projects for companies such as Pyrex, Under Armour and Sally Hansen. Focusing on interaction and usability, Tara pushes products to function as intuitively as possible. Her favorite design method is to "flip it" -- asking a male to use a bra, or attempting to use a jock strap.