Chee Pearlman

Design curator
Chee Pearlman creates conversations among designers — think of her as as the host of a worldwide, perpetual salon.

Why you should listen

Journalist, conference creator and curator, Chee Pearlman has been a vital voice in the world of design for two decades. After a legendary stint as editor-in-chief of I.D. Magazine, she's now the director of Chee Company, a New York-based editorial and design consultancy, and the curator of the Curry Stone Design Prize, an annual $100,000 grant that recognizes designers creating social impact. As director of four conferences at the Art Center College of Design, she explored narratives such as "Serious Play," "Radical Craft" and "Stories from the Source." She was a 2011 Harvard Loeb Fellow, and is now developing a conference for 2012 in and about Detroit.

With David Rockwell, Pearlman was co-curator of the TED2012 session "The Design Studio."

What others say

“I view design as embracive. Everything we interact with, including products, tools, signage, the way we interface with machines and the whole digital technological realm, requires a designer to be the translator between ‘it’ and ‘you’.” — Chee Pearlman

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Meet TED2012 guest host Chee Pearlman: A short Q&A

February 28, 2012

For the third consecutive year, TED has invited a guest curator to host a session at the conference. This time, duties have fallen to a duo: design commentator, Chee Pearlman, and architect and founder of Rockwell Group, David Rockwell. The two are collaborating on “The Design Studio,” a session featuring a host of boldface creative […]

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