As Managing Director of Cooper Professional Education (CPE), Teresa leads a team focused on delivering best-in-class learning programs that foster creative confidence, leadership skills, and a culture of innovation inside of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. She led the expansion of education services to 10 countries, 14 cities, broadening the global footprint of CPE.

With over 13 years of experience in the design industry, she’s worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including Cisco, Clorox, NASA, Rail Europe, and Fair Trade. In a past life, she was a visual artist working in large-scale painting and film. She draws on her artistic, design, and education skills to nurture creativity, inspire curiosity, and change what is possible in the hearts and minds of people she collaborates with. Learn more about what she’s up to at

“Teresa’s passion melded with a wealth of knowledge made for a very fun and interactive two days.”

Steve Horvath, Design Lead at Fjord


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See what Teresa’s been working on


Design Leadership

Innovation Programs


Five Essential Principles of Design-Driven Organizations

Cooper Professional Education Goes Global: An Interview With Teresa Brazen

We’re In a New Era of Design and It’s All About Feelings

Five Tips to Lead Your Team to More (and Better!) Ideas


Make Culture, Not War: The Secret of Great Teams and Organizations

The Great UX Debate

The Gender, Leadership, and Design Axis