Prof. Ezri Tarazi
Ezri Tarazi earned his BDes in Industrial Design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1990. He worked in Bezalel’s R&D Department (1990-1996). Tarazi was Chair of the Industrial Design Department at Bezalel (1996-2004) and founded the Master’s Program in Industrial Design (M.Des). He co-founded the IDEO branch in Israel (1998-2002), and was a partner in several tech startups in the fields of solar energy, sustainable design, digital ink for billboards, and more. He founded d-Vision together with Keter Group (2005-2012). His work has been shown in important museums, galleries and design fairs around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper Hewitt national design museum in New York, Art and Design center Kyoto, Japan, Trienalle, Milano, Italy and more. His work has also been shown in individual and in group exhibitions, and in curated design exhibitions in many museums and galleries around the world and in Israel.
He founded Tarazi Studio, which specializes in strategic design for companies, design thinking, and design products for industry, consulting governments and municipalities around the world with innovation through Design Thinking.
Tarazi has won many national and global prizes published two books on design and design thinking and published dozens of articles in books and catalogs on design. He was a member of the Council for Higher Education and chaired the Supreme Committee for the Humanities, Arts, Education, and Pedagogy (2006-2016).