Lesley Sager

Credentials: NCIDQ IIDA

Position title: Faculty Associate and Director of the Design Thinking Initiative, SoHE

Email: lhsager@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-575-1300

1300 Linden Drive, room 3128
Madison, WI 53706

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Lesley Sager is a professional interior designer who has practiced in Wisconsin for over 15 years and teaches interior design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has degrees in both social work and design and is the Director of the Design Thinking Initiative at the School of Human Ecology.

Lesley teaches a verity of courses with topics that range from design fundamentals to design thinking. She is passionate about design and how powerful the design process can be to help change how we live. Lesley loves watching and guiding students on their path to becoming inspired, innovative designers with an eye towards making the world a better place to live. She is honored to be able to provide students with design opportunities both large and small. They get to design everything from products, to spaces, to services, to processes. Currently, students are designing a maker space for women in Kenya!