Mari Kussman

Redondo Beach, CA

Mari Kussman has diverse experience as a designer and technologist. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer at New Lab in Brooklyn, where she created and oversaw a product development program for Fortune 500 companies. She is the former Creative Director for Nanotronics—the developer of an automated inspection system utilizing Artificial Intelligence. She has over a decade of experience in design; having worked as the co-founder of the fashion tech company Loomia and she has produced collections for the likes of Helmut Lang and Kimberly Ovitz. She has been featured in Wired, Fast Company, New York Magazine, Into the Gloss, Elle Japan, Monocle,, Engadget, Ozy, Cool Hunting, and more. Her design work has shown notably at the V&A Museum, Tribeca Film Festival, Coachella and NY Fashion Week. Her passion lies in sustainability. She is Japanese/American, by way of Tokyo and the Pacific Northwest.


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