Joe Ungari Joins Quango Design + Marketing as Creative Director

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With more than 25 years devoted to design, Joe Ungari brings his creative vision to Portland design and marketing agency

Quango, an independent, full-service design and strategic marketing agency, is pleased to welcome Joseph Ungari as its new Creative Director. An award-winning creative innovator, Joe brings more than 25 years’ expertise in design, art direction and leadership to Quango. Ungari’s multifaceted career spans multiple disciplines—product designer, artist, author and inventor—in a wide range of industries, including high tech medical products, scientific equipment, telecommuncations, home connectivity appliances, recreational products, apparel, footwear and creative space planning.

Ungari brings a refined talent for realizing new products drawn from both his own imagination and that of his creative team. His expertise as innovator in design and strategy was showcased in his most recent role at the Seattle offices of T-Mobile, USA as Vice President of Product Innovation, Design and Research, in the advanced products division.

"Design and innovation as a profession is an ever-changing landscape”, says Ungari. “I’m always looking forward, metabolizing change. It’s that constant flux over the course of my career that has given me the opportunity to achieve high levels of success.”

During his tenure, Joe designed and implemented the !Creation Center, whose mission was the ideation and development of T-Mobile’s cutting-edge product lines; the team secured 150 patents within 3 years. The Center was featured in the British Design Journal 2010 piece, “I Wish I Worked There.”

“As a creative, the nature of my work has been incredibly fulfilling, and is a large part of why these ideas become vanguard reality”, Joe adds.

Ungari also led major emerging design efforts as Industrial Design Manager for Philips Electronics Medical Ultrasound Division, Senior Director for Advanced Product Design with Maytag Corporation, and Senior Director of Advanced R&D Global Footwear at Nike. MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge selected Ungari as a featured speaker for its 25th Anniversary, where he presented “TechnoBios: the Athlete of the Future”; he has also presented at California State University, Microsoft Corporation, and national Chapters of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Joe earned an M.F.A Design and B.F.A Industrial Design from the University of Washington.

“We’re thrilled Joe has joined us, that we’ve added an exceptional creative talent to our team”, says Dave Anolilk, Chief Creative Officer. “Quango strives to shape culture, design and strategy for business success. Joe is the ideal choice to lead, unlock and grow our creative team. We’re already seeing major strides in the short time he’s been with us.”

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About Quango
Founded in Portland, Oregon in 2000, Quango is an independent, full-service design and marketing agency specializing in creative branding, strategy and interactive solutions. Serving a primarily high-tech clientele, Quango also provides creative and strategic marketing services for clients in such diverse industries as outdoor goods and apparel, music, entertainment, coffee and corporate training. Quango has been ranked among the 50 Best Small Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. Its clients include Adidas, MTV, Seagate, Dell, Sharp, Seneca and Sony. Learn more at: http:http://www.quangoinc.com.

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