Lea Stewart

 

A Michigan-based designer and self proclaimed master multi-tasker, Lea is most excited that her career has included such a variety of opportunities. She is LEED GA accredited, and has had a passion for green design for as long as she can remember. Her design for sustainable footwear was internationally awarded the First Place Professional Winner of the International Design Resource Awards and winner of the Saint Etienne International Design Biennial in 2002. She has been published in the Eco Design Handbook, and is also a part of the permanent collection of the Huxley College of the Environment at West Washington University. Lea believes that design is multifaceted and is about creating experiences. Her diverse career has focused on creating user centered projects and managing teams internally at large corporations like Masco and Rock Tenn (formerly Smurfit-Stone), at small design consultancies like Eldon Design Associates, and working for private manufactures like Kohler Company, Richard Shultz, and Michael Graves.

Lea Stewart
UPenn Students Create Super High-Tech Motion Powered Alpha Bike

UPenn Students Create Super High-Tech Motion Powered Alpha Bike

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DIY TV Shelves: Transform Your Television Into Something Useful

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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

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Samsung Unveils Solar-Powered Zero Energy Transparent TV

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Last Minute Eco Gifts

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Make Your Own Gifts

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Inhabitat Holiday Gift Guide: Green Gadgets!

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INHABITAT GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Eco-Friendly Gifts for Girls

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The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco Designs From Day 1

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Amazing Natural Ads Printed in Sand, Snow, and Grass

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Loyola’s Paperless Library Offers Stunning Lakeside Views

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19th Century Chicago Church Transformed Into Artist’s Loft

19th Century Chicago Church Transformed Into Artist’s Loft

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Chicago Honors Exceptional Eco Projects With Greenworks Awards

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Chicago Fieldhouse Hits a Home Run for Green Design

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Inhabitat Tours the Incredible Healthy Home 2010!

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Naked Table Project Invites You to Make Your Own Sustainable Table

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Rain Barrel Art Raises Water Awareness in Chicago

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Brilliant OLED Lighting Designs by Emory Krall

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