Robin Avni

Robin Avni embraces the white space between the corporate and academic worlds where student and professional engagement leads to knowledge, innovation, and opportunity. As an Assistant Professor of Design at Cornish, she managed several academic/corporate projects including two collaborations with Amazon and a special grant from the Microsoft HoloLens team. The HoloLens project offered Cornish students pre-release exposure to the HoloLens mixed reality technology and the opportunity to create unique mixed reality experiences through design, dance, and theatrical performance. During her career in the media and high-tech industries, including eight years as a Group Design Manager at Microsoft, she has managed innovative, award-winning teams and projects and received numerous national design awards. She is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington; and holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington.