Tanner Woodford is Founder and Executive Director of the Design Museum of Chicago. As a curator, he's produced over 35 exhibitions over the last 10 years.
Tanner is an independent artist and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a designer, educator, and entrepreneur, Tanner's taught, lectured, and led workshops on design issues, social change, and design history in classrooms and at conferences.
Tanner is dad to his 1-year-old daughter.
In this episode, Tanner explains how he left his corporate job at Morningstar to found what would become Chicago's first-ever pop-up Design Museum, we talk about the value of escape, his myriad father figures—both painful and positive, and the amazing creative energy he gets from his daughter.
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