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Burton Rast

Interaction and Software Designer, IDEO

Chicago

Burton Rast works as an Interaction and Software Designer at IDEO Chicago. He focuses on emerging technologies in the digital space and strives to empower his colleagues with both the knowledge and the tools to create for any and all platforms and devices.

With over 15 years of experience creating digital campaigns, applications and installations, Burton has crafted solutions across a host of industries including automotive, broadcast sports, wireless telecommunications, entertainment and non-profit. His path previous to IDEO traversed a dot-com era startup, a Fortune 500 and the advertising industry.

Burton’s passion for new, connected technologies and solutions is only outdone by his love for travel. He has always wished he was as capable a photographer as he is a designer and developer. He throws a mean living room dance party, and once made omelets for the entire IDEO Chicago studio.

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