Phoebe Kuo · Woodworking, Design, Research · Detroit, MI
Curriculum Vitae


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI · Master of Fine Arts (candidate), Design (Expected May 2019)
The Krenov School, Fort Bragg, CA · Nine-Month Fine Woodworking Program (2015)
The Apprenticeshop, Rockland, ME · Intern in traditional wooden boatbuilding (2013)
San Francisco Woodshop, San Francisco, CA · Coursework in furniture making (2010–2014)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA · Bachelor of Science, Engineering: Product Design (2006) 

Work Experience

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI · Studio Manager (2018–2019)
Quotient Design Research, Oakland, CA · Designer + Researcher (2015–2017)
Point Forward, Redwood City, CA · Senior Design Researcher (2011–2014)Associate (2006–2011)
Olbrish, Berlin, Germany · Product Designer (2005–2006)


San Francisco Community Woodshop, San Francisco, CA · Instructor (2016–2017)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
· Lecturer, ME 277: Graduate Design Research Techniques (2013, '14, '16, '17)
· Lecturer, DESINST 315: Coaching Design Thinking (2017)
· Needfinding in the Wild Pop-Up (2016, '17)

Group Exhibitions

The Summer Show, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI · 2018
Cranbrook Chair Show, Detroit, MI · 2018
MOVE, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI · 2018
99 Problems, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI · 2017
Branching Out, Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA · 2015
Handmade/Mindmade, Zinc Details, San Francisco, CA · 2015
Fine Furniture Show, Highlight Gallery, Mendocino, CA · 2015
Midwinter Show, College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA · 2015


Haystack Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, ME · 2018
Robert C. Larson Art, Design, and Architecture Venture Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art · 2018


Women's Work: Transforming Contemporary WoodworkingBook Project (in progress) (2016–Present)
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA · Panelist, Women in Leadership Conference (2012)
INMYX Magazine · Silent Art photography feature (2007)
Ambidextrous Magazine, Stanford, CA · Editorial Staff, Photographer (2005–2007)