Kelly Kornet | Curriculum Vitae
Professional Futurist and Design Researcher. Helping organizations generate forward-looking solutions.
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Curriculum Vitae

Kelly Kornet


Professional Futurist and Design Researcher


  • 3 years of experience applying foresight and design thinking to organizations
  • 2 year of design & innovation studio experience
  • Master of Design in Strategic Foresight & Innovation
  • Competent in design thinking & innovation methods and approaches
  • Creative, with the ability to elicit creativity from others in team settings
Select Experience


03/2017-Present  Consultant, Kalypso (USA)

  • Foresight research – horizon scanning and scenario development
  • Workshop facilitation

  • System mapping


03/2015-03/2017  Designer & Researcher, KerrSmith Design (Toronto, ON)

  • Foresight research – horizon scanning and scenario development
  • Data visualization and information design

  • System mapping
  • Research for client-facing projects


03/2014-03/2015   Foresight & Design Researcher, AndSpace Consulting

  • Foresight research and process facilitation

  •  Design research


12/2013-05/2015   Research Assistant, OCAD University (Toronto, ON)



2013-2015   Master of Design, Strategic Foresight and Innovation, OCAD University, Toronto

  • Focus: foresight and design

2009-2013   Hon. Bachelor of Arts, Design & Communications, University of Toronto jointly with Sheridan College

  • Certificate in Digital Communications (2013)
Select Public Speaking & Facilitation Experience


2015   Design Jam, Dangerous Ideas Festival. Centre for Social Innovation. Toronto. Co-facilitated workshop session

2015   People-friendly Cities, Urban Ecologies Conference, OCAD University. Toronto. Co-facilitated workshop session

2015   Causing an Effect, Futures Studies Tackling Wicked Problems. Turku, Finland. Presentation

2015   Causing an Effect, xFutures: Select work from the Strategic Foresight & Innovation Program, OCAD University. Toronto. Pecha Kucha presentation

2015   Mapping Mobility: Visual thinking visual production, TrafficJam. MaRS Discovery District. Toronto. Co-facilitated workshop session

2015   Introduction to Futures Thinking, University of Toronto / Sheridan College. Oakville. Undergraduate class presentation

2015   Visual thinkingvisual production, DesignJAM. OCAD University. Toronto. Co-facilitated workshop session

Research & Publications


12/2016   Hope in Uncertain Times. Futureando – Boletin informativo mensual de la World Future Society Capitulo Mexicano, A.C. Translated into Spanish by Alethia Berenice Montero Baena.

04/2015   Causing an Effect: Activists, Uncertainty and Images of the Future.  Major Research Project submitted to OCAD University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Design degree in Strategic Foresight & Innovation.

Select Awards


2016   2nd Prize, Student Recognition, Association of Professional Futurists

2015   Strategic Foresight & Innovation Graduate Award, OCAD University

2013   Dr. Annie Smith Graduate Scholarship, Sheridan College

2012   Sheridan President’s Creative Challenge for Sustainability, Office for Sustainability

*2015   Nominee, Most Significant Futures Work, Association of Professional Futurists for Causing an Effect foresight exhibition



2014-Present   Association of Professional Futurists (Associate Member)

2015-Present   World Futures Studies Federation (Associate Member)