Bio – Julie

Julie Baeb, Senior Consultant

Julie Baeb, Senior Consultant at TeamWorks International,  is a skilled design-thinker, facilitator and educator who brings expertise in human-centered design and crowd-sourced innovation.  Her experience includes coaching and leading student and teacher innovation teams, architectural design and advertising.

Julie is passionate about how the physical environment shapes student learning and uses her background in architecture and design thinking to engage students and staff in creating spaces that support desired learning and teaching experiences. She is skilled at workshop facilitation, qualitative design research, community engagement, strategic planning, and giving clients the tools and creative confidence to find innovative solutions grounded in empathy and equity.

Julie spent nine years at Minnetonka Public Schools where she played a pivotal role in the district’s crowd-sourced innovation program. She coached student innovation teams and staff Idea Champions to gain empathy for end-users, clearly define the problem, prototype, test and scale ideas to develop proof of concept. She also created a STEM-based enrichment program to meet the needs of visual-spatial learners and coached teachers on ways to enhance curriculum with maker-space tools and human-centered design. 

For her innovative work in Minnetonka Schools, Julie received the Minnetonka Public Schools Award of Excellence and Innovation Partner of the Year as well as Design and Innovation Global’s Cultural Transformation award.  She has also presented applications for human centered-design in education at architectural and educational conferences.

Prior to her work in Minnetonka Schools, Julie worked at architectural firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Scrafano Architects, and advertising agency Leo Burnett.  Julie holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, received her Human Centered Design training from Stanford d.School and is a certified facilitator through Voltage Control.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University.