dr. francesca zampollo online school of food design osfd


Founder and Chief of Inspiration

Dr. Francesca Zampollo is a Food Design researcher, consultant, keen public speaker, and teacher. Francesca has a PhD in Design Theory applied to Food Design, and she is the founder of the Online School of Food Design©. Francesca has spent the last eight years developing the Food Design Thinking methodology, as a food-specific branch of Design Thinking. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Food Design, the first and only academic publication for this discipline. She is the founder of the International Food Design Society, and has organised the first, second, and third International Conference on Food Design. Francesca has taught Food Design and Design Theory at London Metropolitan University, Auckland University of Technology, and now at her Online School of Food Design.


Co-Director and Head of Vibes

Jashan Sippy is a green building architect and founder of Sugar and Space, a creative agency based between Mumbai and San Francisco. His architectural research, Gastronomy & Architecture: Multisensory Experiences formed the basis of his unconventional practice. His work ranges from designing spaces of food and creating food installations including signature 'Al Dente Walls' made of upcycled pasta, conceptualizing and hosting a variety of engaging eating experiences across the globe, and transforming food waste into 3D printed food. Jashan pursued an M.Sc. in International Business in the US, specializing in entrepreneurship. He lectures at universities of design, hospitality, entrepreneurship and anthropology globally. Certified by the European Bartender School and Kiev International Culinary Academy, Jashan has been the food and space correspondent for the Dutch Institute of Food and Design.

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nicole vindel online school of food design osfd


Co-Director and Chief Heart Officer

Nicole Vindel leads her own Barcelona-based studio of Arts and Design specialized in food. Born in Guatemala, with Chinese and European roots, she has been living between Tel Aviv and Barcelona. A close to knomad lifestyle allowed her work to get inspired by diverse contexts, bridging the narratives of art and cultures around the world. In her artworks she opens the possibility to alternative “ustopic” futures of food, smart tableware, and even creates the rituals of today’s culture. In 2016 she co-founded the art collective Random Happiness, which uses happiness as a revolutionary tool. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with entities such as FoodCultura Foundation, el Celler de Can Roca and the Tate Exchange.


Ambassador of Fun

Head of Social Media


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