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Pamela Steiner

Chicago, IL, USA
My passion is in generating creative problem solving ideas quickly while working with diverse teams of design talent. I work to develop unique, thoughtful, and empathic insights between facts, events, people, problems and solutions.

As a designer and student in the MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts I am driven by the idea that we don’t necessarily need to ’make new things’; instead we can look differently at what already surrounds us and understand what we see in a new way.

Work Experience

Perkins + Will

Designer - Branded Environments

- Working in all phases of signage and wayfinding design from initial project research, stakeholder & needs assessments, concept & design development, messaging, and documentation.

- Working with teams of junior and senior designers, project managers, and principals to develop and uncover design needs and direction for a wide variety of clients. Understanding that oftentimes our client is not our only client.

Experience on projects in higher education, corporate, commercial, institutional, civic, and transportation.
October 2008 - Chicago, Illinois, United States


California College Of The Arts

MBA in Design Strategy

Present San Francisco, California, United States

The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

BIA - Bachelor of Interior Architecture

September 2002 - May 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States



One year post baccalaureate program in ethical, community-based design program. Worked in small group teams to develop design strategies and responses to given program.
September 2005 - May 2006 Chicago, Illinois, United States

University Of Houston


One year of study in Interior Architecture program.
September 2001 - May 2002 Houston, Texas, United States


Spanish (Beginner),
English (Native),


Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Design Research, Design Strategy, MAC, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Filemaker Pro, Google Sketchup, Primary & Secondary Research Methods, Storytelling,


SEGD - Society for Environmental Graphic Design
AIGA Chicago