R Stefanussen is a Strategist and Industrial Designer based in San Francisco.


I am a Strategist and Industrial Designer. Over the course of the past five and a half years I have had the opportunity to gain exposure to all stages of the product development process. A mixture of in-house experience, agency experience, and co-founding a start-up has given me perspective of the challenges faced by companies large and small. I’ve had the pleasure of working on a range of projects, from accelerated charrettes done for the leanest of start-ups to the leading R&D efforts of the world’s largest corporations. 

The lessons from these varying experiences have all pointed to the same insight: respecting and understanding your consumers’ deepest emotional underpinnings is the only way to produce the strongest possible design work. 

I am a passionate and dynamic storyteller, a dedicated industrial designer, a thinker, a listener and a maker. I am intrepid, I am curious, and I am entirely devoted to crafting the most powerful solutions for today’s problems.