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Jennifer Kolstad

Published May 11, 2021

Jennifer Kolstad in black and white with her hands crossed

Global Design Director
Ford Motor Company
Leadership in Design: Finding the Right Question

Jennifer Kolstad provides design oversight focused on Ford’s physical environments. Her role seeks to unify Ford’s brand language across typologies through architecture and design, investigating opportunities for cultural and behavioral change, elevating design impact internal and external to the global Ford ecosystem. With a core belief in collaboration, her mission is to ideate future-state readiness for the physical infrastructure of a next-gen mobility company.

Dedicated to the longevity of the interior design profession holistically, Jennifer is the 2020 Chair of the American Society of Interior Designers. Since joining the National Board in 2016 her focus has been the broader application of the interior design professional’s human-centered expertise in every design equation.

Jennifer is a dedicated mentor to next-gen designers, a regular juror of national and international award competitions. SCALE keynote for the 2020 and 2017/2018 ASID National Student Summit, and was nominated to the 2019 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards. Prior to Ford Jennifer designed at HKS, SOM, Gensler and ALDAR in the United Arab Emirates.