Donald Strum

President, Michael Graves Design

With the company since 1984, Donald is the President of Michael Graves Design and focuses on product, furniture, and graphic design, where he has brought to market thousands of products. His first project was the iconic “Whistling Bird Teakettle” for Alessi. In 1997, under Donald’s leadership, Michael Graves Design began a relationship with Target Stores that pioneered Target’s ultra-successful Design for All strategy. In 2005, after witnessing the issues and indignities Michael Graves was experiencing after an illness left him paraplegic, Donald and the product design group made a passionate, life changing commitment to transform healthcare through design, raising people’s expectations within the hospital environment and at home. Donald’s primary mission is harnessing the power of design to tell stories and improve lives.


Princeton, NJ


Parsons School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design

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