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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine


  • 2013
  • Behavior

Yona is a product designer and founder of Vital Innovation. During his 8 years at IDEO’s Boston office, he developed experience in packaging, action sports apparel and medical devices. Two recent product launches from teams led by Yona include call2recycle’s new battery collection box (in use at RadioShacks nationwide) and Quiksilver’s Cypher Massive Boardshorts worn by 11 time world champion Kelly Slater. Yona excels at leading teams, concept generation and bringing ideas to life. He earned a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from the University of Rochester. He graduated from Stanford’s Joint Program in Design in June 2003 with an MS in Product Design. Yona co-founded Engine Room, a creative co-working space in Portland’s Old Port, in the summer of 2012.