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Alison Lewis

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Switch Embassy. Previously Chief Creative Officer, Made in Space, Inc.. Arizona State grad.

Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Switch Embassy. Previously Chief Creative Officer, Made in Space, Inc.. Arizona State grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Made in Space, Inc.
Switch Embassy
iHeartSwitch.com

Advisor

Made in Space, Inc.

Side Projects

Switch Craft
Heartbeat Dress

Positions

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer Made in Space, Inc. September 2010 - January 2013
Author Switch Craft, Battery Operated Crafts To Make And Sew January 2006 - December 2008
Textronics Designer DuPont Textiles and Interiors June 2003 - September 2003
Lead Graphic/Web Designer Schipul - The Web Marketing Company February 1999 - July 2001
Founder/Chief Creative Officer Switch Embassy January 2012 - present
Chief Creative Officer Made In Space, Inc. September 2010 - January 2013
Entrepreneur Singularity University May 2010 - September 2010
Founder, Writer, and Creative Director iHeartSwitch.com January 2005 - March 2010
Techno Guru/Host of MyHome2.0 TV Show Campfire March 2008 - January 2010
Interactive Electronic and Media Installation Specialist Art Guild, Inc. January 2008 - May 2009
Author iHeartSwitch.com January 2006 - December 2008
Adjunct Faculty Parsons School of Design January 2005 - June 2008
Interaction Designer/Researcher PIIM August 2004 - November 2004
Interaction Designer/R&D Imagination May 2004 - September 2004
Textronics Designer DuPont June 2003 - September 2003
Graphic Designer Baker Hughes August 2001 - June 2002
Lead Graphic/Web Designer Tendenci March 1999 - July 2001

Education

Parsons School of Design Fashion Technology 2002 - 2004
Arizona State University Fine Arts and Interior Design 1994 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Fashion
  • • Manufacturing
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising for fashion businesses
  • • Business executive with a strong background in Fashion. knowledge of textile. production. sourcing. manufacturing.
Markets of Interest
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fashion Technology
  • • Quality Control
  • • Craftsmanship
  • • Travel
  • • Textiles

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Business Development • Concept development • Creative Direction • Design Thinking

Key Accomplishments

I've been working, teaching, and designing interactive fashion and home goods for the past 10 years. My passion and experience lie in the intersection of fashion and hardware, with an emphasis on creating accessible beautiful designs.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I'll be bring years of knowledge and experience in Fashion Technology along with marketing and product design experience. I deeply enjoy hiring and finding the right people, inspiring innovation through cross disciplinary design thinking, and knowing what customers NEED from this new product area.

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Sandro Farina
They're my friends
She is a pioneer in wearable tech. Today it's a niche, but ten years from now it will be as prevalent as cellphones. You wanna keep her clos ... e, don't you?
Paul J Corson
They're my school
Alison has the technical and design skills, combined with the vision, to fundamentally alter aspects of the fashion world. I am thrilled no ... t only to call Alison a friend, but to have earned her respect and be able to solicit her advice for my own entrepreneurial pursuits.
Aleksandra Sasha Markova
They're my friends
Alison is one of the US thought leaders in tech fashion. She is one of the few visionaries in this field, combining fashion, technology and ... business. She has necessary determination, resourcefulness and execution skills to build beautiful products and make her vision a reality.
Bjoern Lasse Herrmann
They're my friends
I got to know Alison two years ago at Singularity University. I lived with her for one year and have always had a very close eye on her work ... & her startup Agent of Presence. She is an incredibly resourceful, enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur. With her work she is among a few pioneers of a new space combining fashion and technology. The company seems like the natural progression of her work as a domain expert and global thought leader in the fashion technology space. Its been very exciting to see her team evolve and the first prototypes coming together. Working with her or investing in her does not just mean to invest into a potentially very successful business - it also means to be a part of a venture that may redefine the fashion industry.
Marty Lagod
They're my mentor
Alison is a wonderfully creative, driven and tenacious entrepeneur. She is visionary and wickedly smart
Bill McNicholas Bill McNicholas
We worked together at W. E. M. Associates
I worked with Alison as Project Manager on one of her international projects in the Spring of 2013. It was for development of proof of conc ... ept for a new product and to be accomplished within a very stringent time frame. Alison was the dedicated hard charger that was needed in a CEO in making this project happen. She worked what seemed to me, 23.5 hours a day only stopping for a quick sleep. She was on conference calls with the client , vendors, and partners in the project at all hours of the days. It was a very positive experience working with Alison and I would have enjoyed working with her in the follow-on project, but business conflicts on my part prevented me from doing this. I can only wish Alison the best in moving forward in her business.
Peter Swearengen
Adviser, Agent of Presence and Founding Sr. Producer, Unannounced Will Wright Product. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Alison is a true visionary in the wearable/Fashion-Tech world
Chris Lewicki
President & Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources, Inc..
I first met Allison at Singularity University - her passion, energy and enthusiasm are sure to see any project she's involved with to throug ... h the point of success.
Christophe Cop
Datascientist, InfoFarm and Crew Member, Pirate Party Antwerpen.
Michael Darius
Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences

Lona Alia Duncan
They're my friends  •  I have lived, worked, studied and traveled to 60 countries. I speak 4 languages. co-founder of stylend.co
Lona has the spark of someone that will change the way we consume and experience fashion. She's a fashion insider and knows what her consume ... rs want and how to please them.

Sandro Farina
They're my friends
Sandro is a born leader who is thoughtful and honest. If you cross his path, be sure to listen. He is challenging in the most positive way. ... In his presence you feel encouraged to be better, he will push you and accept you at the same time.

Elin Elkehag
They're my advisor: Switch Embassy  •  CEO, Vinna Ventures Inc. and CEO & Co-Founder, Hanelin of Sweden.
She was calm and focused and her passion for my project was the help needed in a tough time. She worked with me only a couple times, but it ... was good advice.

David DeMember
They're my friends  •  Co Founder, EDM Jobs and Advisor, The DJ List.
David is articulate and focused on whatever problem you put in front of him. He is also able to connect with the right people to make things ... happen.

Samuel Klein
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard UniversityWorked , . Harvard grad.
Sam is brilliant and gets things done!