Hi, I’m Xanthe. I help inventors & founders move their ideas forward using tools from the field of design

WHY? I believe that innovators shape the world. And if that group of innovators is diverse and equipped with the right tools, then they will shape the world for the better. I’m specifically interested in supporting underrepresented inventors and founders.

If you’re an innovator, I can help you strengthen the tools you need to develop a prototype, do customer research, write a pitch, find partners, or win grant money. We can leverage my network with academic labs, business incubators, and government agencies to expand yours.

I’d love to hear about how you are doing with your own work, whether you are feeling stuck or are on a roll. You can reach out to me through the ENGAGE page. I’d be happy to hear from you.


MFA in Industrial Design (first-generation college grad)
Ten Years of Teaching Innovation at Universities
Participated in White House Office of Science and Technology Policy roundtables
Three Years Running Technology Accelerator
Five Years Mentoring in State-Sponsored Startup Competitions
Helped four founders win six-figure prizes
Helped scores of innovators develop prototypes and partnerships

Seth Godin’s altMBA
Empire State Development, Grow NY
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, 76W
Board of Cooperative Education Services, P-Tech
Ithaca Generator Makerspace



this is me in my studio with my sweet little dog, Sunny