Meet the Jacobs Design Fellows, rich resources for design advice and mentorship

Each year, the Jacobs Institute invites individuals with rich and varied design careers to become Jacobs Design Fellows. The Design Fellows spend dedicated time in Jacobs Hall, participating in design activities and exchanging ideas with students and other members of the institute’s community. Each fellow contributes to the institute in a different way, in formats that range from open office hours to creative workshops.

We have three great Design Fellows this year (see their bios below), who are here for the express purpose of sharing their knowledge with all members of the Jacobs community--so don't be shy about reaching out to them with your questions! You can go to this page to learn more about Sara, Euiyoung, and Eric and how to contact each of them.


Sara Cinnamon is Technical Lead at LUNAR Design in San Francisco. LUNAR is a product design firm that joined the McKinsey & Company family in 2015, adding a depth of business strategy to their innovative spirit to deliver ingenuity that delights. As an alumna of UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering, she looks forward to sharing what she’s learned since graduation — from her time in grad school at MIT to running her own startup in consumer healthcare to joining a world-class design firm. 
Euiyoung Kim researches areas that involve design roadmapping, human-centric research, and multidisciplinary studies across fields like product management, design, and engineering. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley (he also currently serves as a postdoctoral scholar in disruptive design in that department) and holds an M.S. from the Engineering Design Innovation program at Northwestern University. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked as a product planning manager at Samsung Electronics. 
Eric Weinhoffer is a mechanical engineer specializing in product design, rapid prototyping, and scaling from prototype to production. Currently, Eric designs prototypes and shop spaces with APROE in San Francisco. Previously, Eric helped grow and run a makerspace, similar to Jacobs Hall, at Georgia Tech. He has since designed and shipped a variety of products, including electronics kits, CNC milling machines (the Othermill), and a sailboat thruster. When not making parts at home, Eric enjoys riding bikes and spending time in the mountains.