Chuck Saylor is the principal of designvox - a leading, human-centered design firm based in East Grand Rapids, MI. Chuck is a thought leader within the practice of human-centered design and its use in solving problems, leading to innovative solutions and meaningful change. Prior to designvox, Chuck was the Founder and CEO of izzy+ from 1999 - 2015, a West Michigan based contract furniture business. Prior to founding izzy+, Chuck held senior management positions at Knoll and at Haworth, where he began his career in 1974 in a design and development role. He holds 21 patents and numerous design awards for his work in the contract furniture industry, including work with BMW. Chuck served on the board of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) and as President until his retirement in 2014.