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Edwin Schlossberg

An internationally recognized pioneer in experience design and audience engagement, Ed Schlossberg launched his career in 1978 with the design of one of the world’s first interactive museums, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Since then, he has been at the forefront of design and technological innovation, creating imaginative and unparalleled public experiences that bring audiences together to explore, learn, communicate, and collaborate.

Schlossberg brings his 40-plus years of experience to his role at NBBJ as Executive Leader of the firm’s Experience Design Practice and New York experience design studio, ESI Design. He joined NBBJ in 2020 through its acquisition of ESI Design, where he previously held the title of Founder, President, and Principal Designer. Under his leadership, ESI Design has created groundbreaking retail and corporate spaces, sales and innovation centers, museums, digital media installations and multi-player game environments for an array of corporations, brands, and cultural institutions. Recent clients include Comcast, eBay, PNC, Reuters, Staples, Barclays, Beacon Capital, NASA, Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Schlossberg has also developed innovative knowledge-sharing networks, communications platforms, and gaming platforms. By integrating cutting-edge technology, digital media, and visual and physical design, Schlossberg and his multidisciplinary teams have designed immersive and interactive environments that help audiences and customers engage and collaborate in deeper, more meaningful ways.

Schlossberg holds a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University. Singled out as “a leader in interactive design” by Wired magazine, he has authored 11 books, including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-first Century, and numerous articles. His artwork has appeared in several solo and group exhibitions and can be found in numerous museums and private collections. Dr. Schlossberg serves on the Board of Directors for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. In 2004 he won the National Arts Club Medal of Honor.