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Andy Van Solkema

Visualhero Design/OST
Chief Designer
Grand Rapids, MI

Andy Van Solkema is Chief Designer at Open Systems Technologies. As Chief Designer he is responsible for the practice, vision and integration of design services while infusing human-centered design expertise with OST’s strong technology experience. Andy also is founder of Visualhero, a midwestern based experience design studio, where he practices on strategic projects as a Principal Designer. Visualhero, the official design studio of OST, offers a systems approach to creative problem solving by helping organizations take insights and ideas to action.


Andy combines an intrigue of behavior with a systems thinking approach and his craft of graphic, information and interface design. As technology, communication and business converge, he works under the belief collaboration, design methods and leadership, and the ability to articulate through making should be the hub of innovation. Although most days are spent in practice, he also enjoys speaking, advocating and educating others of design value, methods and process. 

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 21

2:15pm CDT