Cia Mooney is an industrial designer working at the crossroads of commerce and culture. Through human-centered research and design, she explores the ways we work, live and learn. Based in Seattle, she is a creative partner to enterprise, start-up and non-profit communities valuing progressive thinking and breakthrough design.
Cia Mooney has worked across a broad range of opportunities from furniture and exhibition design to interior spaces and product designs for clients in the US and abroad. Most recently, Cia Mooney served as VP of Product Development for Watson, a contract furniture manufacturer recognized for leadership in sustainable design and manufacturing practices. Prior to joining Watson, she was VP of Product Development for Brayton International, a Steelcase Design Partnership.
After obtaining her graduate degree in Industrial Design from Milan's Domus Academy in 1989, she returned stateside to design the exhibitions for the new Motorola Museum of Electronics in Schaumburg, IL. An experienced museum planner and exhibition designer, she has created master plan exhibitions for science, technology and children's museums. Her interest in learning and education has led to teaching assignments at Rhode Island School of Design and Miami's Design + Architecture Senior High School.
Cia Mooney has worked in the studios of Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Cibic on furniture, product and exhibition assignments for an international client base. Independently, her designs have been exhibited at Euroluce, Salone del Mobile and with Isao Hosoe at the Milan Triennale. In 1993, she established her studio in Miami, FL, where she continued to design extensively for Motorola completing exhibition assignments in Beijing, China, and The Epcot Center in Florida.
Cia Mooney receieved her undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.