My name is Inbar Zanir, and I am an Industrial Designer.
It was always clear to me that my real passion is creating things that can change the world. I am excited to wake up each morning to find myself investigating, sketching and planning, until finally a real, existing product is born, one that people can use, enjoy and benefit from.
I am passionate about improving the lives of others through the combination of smart design, innovative technology and investigative science, and constantly looking to learn new things. I am fascinated the human body and the way it interacts with space and objects. I believe that our goal as designers should be improving the capable and assisting the neglected.
I graduated my B. Des Industrial Design from Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2018, and my B.A studies in Economics and Management from Ben-Gurion University in 2014.
In 2019 I was a part of OGS fellowship program, a startup accelerator hosted by Brandeis University and MIT's Design-X accelerator, where I developed my venture Way.Cups.
I like to deal with many different fields, and more than anything - to combine and fuse them with each other.
CEO & Founder
Way.Cups - Edible utensils | 2019 - 2021
Codesigner | 2020 - 2022
Head of R&D
TOM Global -
Tikkun Olam Makers
| 2020 - 2022
TOM is a global organization, with communities of makers who develop open-source products for people with disabilities in more than 20 countries. In my role as the Head of R&D, I was responsible for all development processes from brief to execution, creating workflows, managing our R&D center, and participating hands-on in the development of key projects such as our Parametric Prosthesis, Violeen prosthesis, wheelschair for toddlers and many others.
Codesigner is a boutique school that aims to educate the best UX/UI researchers. As part of my role, I teach students the essentials of UX, how to conduct profound research, develop their critical thinking process and execute quality products.
Way.Cups is a circular economy based product, a series of edible disposable utensils made of juice factory's fruit leftovers. What started as my final project progressed into a venture I developed at Masschallenge and MIT’s Design-X accelerator. Way.Cups was sold to a Europe based juice company, and it is currently in its first market test.
Every booth is a one-designer-show, and combines multidisciplinary design skills, alongside project management abilities. I was working on a daily basis with CAD design, rendering, and a variety of graphic design tools.
Studio Jeger | 2016 - 2018
I have expanded my knowledge of user and market research, acquired hands-on experience in end-to-end process and pixel-perfect designs. Graduated first in class.
During my studies I learned how to envision and create products from A to Z, challenge critical and creative thinking, use a vast variety of manual and computer fabrication tools and develop my entrepreneurial mind, During this time I initiated several collaborations between design students and the Izzy Shapiro Rehabilitation Center.
Out Generation Speaks is connecting Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs, in order to create impact ventures. During the fellowship, I participated in Brandeis university’s Social Policy MBA program, while continuing to develop Way.Cups at Masschallenge and MIT’s Design-X startup accelerator. As alumni, I have participated in MISTI’s Leaders Journey Workshop.
B.A - Economy and Management
My entrepreneurship passion me to the program, where I learned more on the business world.
BGU - Ben Gurion University | 2011 - 2014
B.A - Industrial Design
HIT - Holon Institute of Technology | 2014 - 2018
OGS Fellowship Program
Brandeis University and MIT Design-X | 2019
Codesigner | 2020
Costumes come true is a venture that connects design students and children with disabilities, in order to create inclusive costumes that empower their wheelchairs and walkers. Today the initiative is happening in 5 design schools with over 80 costumes each year.
Final Grade 776 (SAT Equivalent of 2328)
My entrepreneurship passion led me to volunteered in the "Young Entrepreneurs" program, which mentors middle-school students in creating and launching their first product.
Intelligence Technology Sergent
My entrepreneurship passion me to the program, where I learned more on the business. During my studying, I volunteered in the "Young Entrepreneurs" organization, which mentors middle-school students in creating and launching their first product.
IDF | 2007-2009
2012 - 2014
Costumes Come True
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