WHAT IS LIO?

 

LIO is a highly selective team of innovators brought together in New York City for one year to focus on envisioning the future. 

 
 

 

DEFINING INNOVATION

INNOVATION AT LIO IS ABOUT CREATING VALUE THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL IDEAS THAT CREATE NEW CATEGORIES, CONVERT NEW CUSTOMERS, DISRUPT EXISTING MARKETS, AND ADVANCE GBG INTO A FUTURE OF RADICAL INNOVATION LEADERSHIP.

 

 

THE WORK

 

PROJECTS IN LIO RANGE FROM DEEP DIVE SOLO RESEARCH TO FULL SCALE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES THAT CALL ON THE SKILLS OF OUR ENTIRE TEAM. WE ARE DRIVEN BY EACH OF OUR UNIQUE OBSESSIONS, BUT MANY OF OUR INITIATIVES FALL INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: 


 
 

THE TOOLBOX

 

We believe that success happens when preparation meets opportunity. 

To this end, our team engages in weekly training workshops to hone and expand our competencies across research, development, design, and marketing trends, tools, and approaches.

We partner with forward thinking agencies, incubators, and educators across industries to boost our knowledge and connect our ideas to larger movements in the global innovation ecosystem. 

 

 

THE DISRUPTORS

Members of LIO are promising thinkers, engineers, creators, and entrepreneurs recruited out of top universities for a yearlong placement in our Innovation Team.

At the end of their one year residency in LIO, each team member will have the opportunity to be placed within a division of Global Brands Group, where they will continue to drive change and lead our business into the future.

 
 
 

Meet the Team: LIO's Class of 2018

Aleksija Vujicic Creative Strategist Education: UCLA Studied: International Development Studies, minor in Spanish Innovation Field: New editorial/media platforms and the transition of traditional media into the digital age. In my past life I was Cleopatra

Aleksija Vujicic

Creative Strategist

Education: UCLA

Studied: International Development Studies, minor in Spanish

Innovation Field: New editorial/media platforms and the transition of traditional media into the digital age.

In my past life I was Cleopatra

Andrew Breitel Creative Strategist, Consumer Insights & Analytics Education: Muhlenberg College Studied: Psychology, Clinical Research Innovation Field: Developing consumer insights engines that integrate research methods cross-departmentally.  In my past life I was Ask Area 51

Andrew Breitel

Creative Strategist, Consumer Insights & Analytics

Education: Muhlenberg College

Studied: Psychology, Clinical Research

Innovation Field: Developing consumer insights engines that integrate research methods cross-departmentally. 

In my past life I was Ask Area 51

Camila Chiriboga Creative Strategist, Inclusive Design Education: Parsons School of Design Studied: Fashion Design, Creative Entrepreneurships Innovation Field: The intersection of fashion, health, and technology, especially design for people with disabilities. 

Camila Chiriboga

Creative Strategist, Inclusive Design

Education: Parsons School of Design

Studied: Fashion Design, Creative Entrepreneurships

Innovation Field: The intersection of fashion, health, and technology, especially design for people with disabilities. 

 
Cecile Mouen Creative Strategist, Experience Design Education: Parsons School of Design Studied: Fashion Design, minor in Chinese Studies Innovation Field: Exploring how print design influences our interaction with our social environment and weighs on the construction of our identity.  In my past life I was: An Elephant Trainer

Cecile Mouen

Creative Strategist, Experience Design

Education: Parsons School of Design

Studied: Fashion Design, minor in Chinese Studies

Innovation Field: Exploring how print design influences our interaction with our social environment and weighs on the construction of our identity. 

In my past life I was: An Elephant Trainer

David Gordon Creative Strategist, Analytics & Insights Education: University of Pennsylvania Studied: Economics Innovation Field: Exploring artificial intelligence, customer centricity, and data science.  Question I'd like answered: Will we be able to contain an AI that surpasses our intelligence?

David Gordon

Creative Strategist, Analytics & Insights

Education: University of Pennsylvania

Studied: Economics

Innovation Field: Exploring artificial intelligence, customer centricity, and data science. 

Question I'd like answered: Will we be able to contain an AI that surpasses our intelligence?

Elizabeth McAvoy Creative Strategist Education: Rhode Island School of Design Studied: Industrial Design Innovation Field: Fostering a culture of creativity to excite innovation. In my past life I was: Adele's goldfish

Elizabeth McAvoy

Creative Strategist

Education: Rhode Island School of Design

Studied: Industrial Design

Innovation Field: Fostering a culture of creativity to excite innovation.

In my past life I was: Adele's goldfish

Julian Ortega Creative Strategist, Design Education: Parsons School of Design Studied: Fashion Design & Film (double major) Innovation Field: Consumer Perception In my past life I was: A Panther

Julian Ortega

Creative Strategist, Design

Education: Parsons School of Design

Studied: Fashion Design & Film (double major)

Innovation Field: Consumer Perception

In my past life I was: A Panther

Katelin Collier Creative Strategist Education: Parsons School of Design Studied: Integrated Design, minor in Sustainable Cities Innovation Field: Sustainable fashion and new retail experiences with integrated technology. In my past life I was: Julia Child

Katelin Collier

Creative Strategist

Education: Parsons School of Design

Studied: Integrated Design, minor in Sustainable Cities

Innovation Field: Sustainable fashion and new retail experiences with integrated technology.

In my past life I was: Julia Child

Manwen Li Creative Strategist, Product Design Education: Cornell University Studied: Apparel Design, minor in Biomechanics Innovation Field: New technology and the future of performance apparel.

Manwen Li

Creative Strategist, Product Design

Education: Cornell University

Studied: Apparel Design, minor in Biomechanics

Innovation Field: New technology and the future of performance apparel.

 
Neva S. Carina Creative Strategist, Design & Sustainability Education: Kent State University Studied: Fashion Design Innovation Field: I am pursuing efforts to switch to positive, healthy raw materials and streamline operations within the supply chain. In my past life I was: Mulan! 100%. I still get flashbacks.

Neva S. Carina

Creative Strategist, Design & Sustainability

Education: Kent State University

Studied: Fashion Design

Innovation Field: I am pursuing efforts to switch to positive, healthy raw materials and streamline operations within the supply chain.

In my past life I was: Mulan! 100%. I still get flashbacks.

Vivian Yuen-Wing Tai Creative Strategist, Partnerships & Technology Education: Fashion Institute of Technology Studied: Advertising & Marketing Communications Innovation Field: The intersection between technology and retail, especially as it relates to customer experience across channels. What will success look like to you? Having the means to invest in and empower underdeveloped communities across the world.

Vivian Yuen-Wing Tai

Creative Strategist, Partnerships & Technology

Education: Fashion Institute of Technology

Studied: Advertising & Marketing Communications

Innovation Field: The intersection between technology and retail, especially as it relates to customer experience across channels.

What will success look like to you? Having the means to invest in and empower underdeveloped communities across the world.

Lindsey Saletta Innovation Lab Manager After years leading marketing, brand development, and brand strategy teams in fashion, film, and technology businesses, Lindsey joined Global Brands Group in May 2017 to design, build, and launch the LIO Innovation Lab program. She serves as a mentor and a guide to each of the LIO staff members. In my past life I was: Eleanor Roosevelt

Lindsey Saletta

Innovation Lab Manager

After years leading marketing, brand development, and brand strategy teams in fashion, film, and technology businesses, Lindsey joined Global Brands Group in May 2017 to design, build, and launch the LIO Innovation Lab program. She serves as a mentor and a guide to each of the LIO staff members.

In my past life I was: Eleanor Roosevelt

This is not a normal entry-level job, and our application process isn’t normal either. Instead of asking for your resume up front, we’re more concerned with finding out what you’re passionate about. We also know that information about first and last names and where you went to college can trigger subliminal bias in the candidate screening process. To guard against this and to encourage the most diverse group of candidates possible, we’re only taking your email contact information for this first step. Your email address will be hidden from our hiring team until a decision has been made to contact you.

APPLICATIONS FOR LIO ARE NOW CLOSED. 

Applications for next year's staff will open in Spring 2018.

 

Applications Close: August 15, 2017 

Final Interview Round: August 24, 2017

Program Begins: September 12, 2017