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Raymond Pirouz
Works at Paul Merage School of Business
Attended Art Center College of Design
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I'm so proud of my former student, Tyler Rochwerg, who graciously took time out of his busy schedule to answer my numerous questions, shedding light on what it means to be an Associate Brand Manager at a Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer. I hope you enjoy the video and stop by his employer's website at http://www.jnjcanada.com/ or check out Tyler's personal technology blog at http://gadgetguide.ca/.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe8c1nXEPic
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I'm so proud of my former student, Alex Vander Hoeven, whose company – Race Roster -- has continued to grow at an impressive pace year over year due to the immense value and customer service it provides to event coordinators and endurance runners alike. I hope you enjoy the video and stop by his company website at http://www.raceroster.com.
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I'm so proud of my former student, Jon Rettinger, whose company -- TechnoBuffalo -- has grown impressively year over year due to the quality content he and his team produce on a consistent basis. I hope you enjoy the video and stop by his YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/technobuffalo as well as his company website at http://www.technobuffalo.com to check out his awesome work firsthand.
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+Kristian Hermansen Knowing that I'm helping to make a difference (no matter how insignificant my role) is the only thing that keeps me motivated when it comes to the act of teaching!
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I'm so proud of my former student, Brian Landau, and his YouTube channel which has grown tremendously over the last few years due to the talent, passion and quality he brings to the content he produces on a consistent basis. I hope you enjoy the video and stop by his YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/briansthing to check out his amazing covers and original compositions.
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Recently launched http://soc.raymondpirouz.com (as my alternative to using Twitter to share ideas longer than 140 characters) so come check it out!
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Oh yeah #ifihadglass I would definitely wear them to class (& my students would think me bad-ass or quite possibly a big dork, which I am).

Am I bold? (check, I'm also bald if that helps).
Am I creative? (check, I can spell creative with a "K" and it still kommunicates).
Do I have $1500 to blow? (why indeed I do, so say I).

What are you waiting for, +Project Glass ? Send me a "you have been selected" email and I'll come pick it up in NYC with my cool $1500.
 
Seeking Glass Explorers: goo.gl/PbKWr

Last year we showed Glass to the world for the first time - we jumped out of airships, crashed New York Fashion Week and even took a ride on the subway. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far and there’s a lot more to come, but we can’t go it alone. We’re developing new technology that is designed to be unobtrusive and liberating, and so far we’ve only scratched the surface of the true potential of Glass.

Now we want you to get involved and that’s why today we’re expanding our Glass Explorer Program. We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. 

We’d love to make everyone a Glass Explorer, but we’re starting a bit smaller. So, if you want to be one of the first Explorers, go to www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one to find out how. 

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I'm so thankful to my former student, Alex Vander Hoeven, for taking the time to give me a tour of the Race Roster offices in London, Ontario Canada. I hope you enjoy this video and stop by the Race Roster website at http://www.raceroster.com to check out Alex’s company website.
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I'm so thankful to my former student, Jon Rettinger, for taking the time to give me a tour of the TechnoBuffalo offices in Irvine, California. I hope you enjoy this video and stop by the TechnoBuffalo YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/technobuffalo to check out Jon’s awesome work.
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It’s not every day that I meet a student who – like me – has a dorky sense of humor. It just so happens that Brian Landau is one such fine individual. He and I had a blast at the YouTube Creator Space in Playa Vista, California and whether or not you enjoy our sense of humor, I hope you enjoy this video and stop by Brian’s YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/briansthing to check out his amazing covers and original compositions.
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I'm so thankful to my former student, Brian Landau, for taking the time to give me a tour of the amazing YouTube Creator Space in Playa Vista, California. Brian’s YouTube channel has grown tremendously over the last few years due to the talent, passion and quality he brings to the content he produces on a consistent basis. I hope you enjoy this video and stop by Brian’s YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/briansthing to check out his amazing covers and original compositions.
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I'm so proud of my former student, Gina Heitkamp, and her cool new line of Middle School Mogul dolls -- each of which are designed to inspire girls to envision themselves as professionals in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. Gina not only shared her achievements and learnings, but also the challenges she faced in realizing her idea. I hope you enjoy the video.
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Hi +Kristian Hermansen! Still at MediaTemple or did you move on?
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Author, consultant & lecturer helping things make sense at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture.
Introduction

Raymond Pirouz is an author, consultant & lecturer practicing at the intersection of design, technology, commerce & culture.

Raymond was originally inspired by the juxtaposition of science, technology, design and business while working at the Product Assurance Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he interfaced with senior JPL engineers to develop milestone reports on high profile space missions. It was at JPL in 1993 where Raymond was first introduced to the internet and Mosaic -- the graphic web browser. Soon thereafter, Raymond attended the Art Center College of Design, graduated with honors, worked as an interactive advertising art director and twice earned the Pioneer Direct Marketing Award. Raymond then wrote his first book and launched a consultancy where he worked with brands like Adobe, American Century Mutual Funds, Caltech, Cathay Pacific, Honda, NASA/JPL, Panasonic, Toyota, USC, Virgin Records and others. An e-Learning pioneer, in 1998 Raymond developed a two-year curriculum in design and taught it to an online student body. Before transitioning to teach and consult full-time, Raymond served as Director of Marketing at lynda.com, a subscription-based online publisher of video training material for teachers, students and creative professionals working with digital media.

Raymond has authored three books and his work has been featured or cited in publications as well as in the popular press. Raymond has served as a judge for design and advertising competitions, spoken at a number of conferences, sat on panels and taught at UCLA Extension, the Art Center College of Design, the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at the University of Waterloo | Stratford and the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Raymond continues his consulting practice, drawing on insights at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture.

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Worked at NASA/JPL, authored a few books, contributed to a few more and passionate about sharing knowledge with those interested in learning. Interviewed by Google Think Insights: http://www.google.ca/think/articles/perspective-raymond-pirouz.html
Education
  • Art Center College of Design
    Graphic & Packaging Design, 1994 - 1996
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Author, Consultant & Lecturer
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Design Management, Design Strategy, Design Driven Innovation, Branding, Experience Design (XD), User Centered Design, Internet/New Media/Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Virtual Worlds, e-Learning
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  • Paul Merage School of Business
    Marketing Lecturer, 2008 - present
    Teaching Marketing on the Internet (MBA).
  • Raymond Pirouz
    Consultant, 2004 - present
    Drawing on insights at the intersection of design, technology, commerce and culture.
  • Ivey Business School at Western University
    Marketing Lecturer, 2010 - 2015
    Teaching Marketing Core (undergrad), New Media Marketing (undergrad & MBA) and Design Driven Innovation (undergrad).
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