SOURCE: Continuum


September 19, 2011 09:30 ET

Lance Carlson Joins Continuum as Vice President, Program Development

Based out of Continuum's Venice, California Studio, Carlson Will Be Responsible for Developing New Projects and Relationships With Global Organizations

BOSTON, MA and VENICE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, today announced that Lance Carlson has joined the company as Vice President, Program Development. Based out of Continuum's Venice, California studio, Carlson will be responsible for cultivating new client engagements and client relationships for Continuum with global organizations located on the West Coast and Canada.

"We're thrilled with the unique perspective and deep industry expertise that Lance brings to Continuum," said Harry West, CEO of Continuum. "The fact that Lance is educated as both a sociologist and designer makes him a valuable asset for our clients."

Carlson joins Continuum from Gensler, the global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, where he managed the company's Los Angeles studio and was Director of Strategy and Brand Design. Prior to Gensler, Carlson worked for more than 20 years in higher education and design. Most recently, he was President of the Alberta College of Art + Design in Canada. Brands that Carlson has advised over the course of his career include: Hyundai Motors America, Amgen, Microsoft, Mars Food and the City of Calgary.

"I'm excited to join Continuum, a firm known for innovating with an emphasis on user-centered design and design thinking," said Carlson. "Additionally, Continuum's focus on adding business value, as well as meaning, is a perfect fit with my experience and interests."

Carlson holds a Master of Arts in Design and a Bachelor of Arts in American Culture from California State University, Fullerton. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.

About Continuum:
Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy, creates products, services and experiences that work for people and for the businesses that serve them. Based on in-depth consumer research, rigorous analysis of clients' business challenges, and inspired creativity, Continuum uncovers opportunities for innovation and makes them real. Since 1983, Continuum has worked with companies worldwide, including American Express, Amplifon, BBVA, Herman Miller, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Samsung, Sprint and Staples. Continuum has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.

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