Jude Heslin Di Leo, a 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards winner and current Cooper Hewitt National Design Award nominee, is a spatial and industrial designer; creating interiors, furniture and experiences. With a deep commitment to the exploration of craftsmanship, Jude's work has a subtly penetrating feel. Since 2006, he has designed, managed and developed interior build-outs, furniture and lighting elements for restaurants, retail environments, offices, residences, and experiential events. He co-founded the sustainable furniture company Bear & Lion with Bernardo Guillermo in 2007, where the duo self-produced original lines of contemporary work from their Brooklyn based studio. Over the course of his career Jude has collaborated with highly established architectural and interior design firms, developers, and artists on large scale projects. Jude received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, and studied graphic design while attending Rhode Island School of Design. He continues his education through his evolving work and curiosities.