Lianne Wappett brings twenty years of industry experience creating tech brands and digital experiences to the Huntsman School. Her expertise in brand strategy, digital marketing, design, and communications helped build brands such as Children’s Miracle Network, Wilson Sporting Goods, Walgreens, Intel, AskJeeves, and Iomega. Lianne’s interests lie in emerging and established technology and how design enhances user experiences and retention. Recently she received a fellowship to study contemporary art and design in Beijing and Xi’an, China. Her research investigates the cultural connections and affective atmospheres art and design generate in public spaces, online communities, and formal venues like art galleries. Lianne is a practicing artist and her work was exhibited at MANA Contemporary Chicago and the International Sculpture Center. Prior to coming to the Huntsman School, Lianne taught at the University of Idaho.