BEAR STUDIOS

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Since 2014, Bear Studios has provided the most talented undergraduates with opportunities to freelance and provide startups and companies with business and design services and solutions.

Bear Studios offers our client businesses, which have ranged from major universities and national healthcare systems, to software and biomedical companies, a fresh perspective.

Our Mission

Employing an innovative and entrepreneurial approach, Bear Studios leverages undergraduate talent to provide high-quality and cost-effective design and strategy services, equipping diverse clients with the tools they need to succeed.

Services

Strategy

Our premier area of expertise, we specialize in guiding startups through their initial stages and in providing pre-existing businesses a fresh perspective.

Design

Our Bear Studios fellows in design pride themselves in creating exceptional work that is clear, streamlined, and sure to catch the eye of any beholder.

Select Clients

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Our Team

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Leadership

Bear Studios is led entirely by undergraduate students at Washington University.

 
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Garrett Passamonti

Executive Director

Major: Systems & Science Engineering

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Lexi Jackson

Executive Director

Majors: Political Science; Strategic Management

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Jacob Finke

Executive Director

Majors: International & Area Studies; Chinese Language & Culture

 
 

Fellows

Bear Studios is supported by its fellows to provide our clients with the highest quality service.

Tiffany Powell   Design    Major: Marketing

Tiffany Powell Design

Major: Marketing

Ben Kosowsky   Strategy    Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy; Philosophy

Ben Kosowsky Strategy

Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy; Philosophy

Emily Su   Strategy    Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy

Emily Su Strategy

Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy

Max Mazursky   Strategy    Majors: Systems Engineering; Supply Chain Management

Max Mazursky Strategy

Majors: Systems Engineering; Supply Chain Management

Laura Glanz   Strategy    Majors: International & Area Studies; Marketing

Laura Glanz Strategy

Majors: International & Area Studies; Marketing

Anika Vij   Strategy    Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy

Anika Vij Strategy

Majors: Finance; Economics & Strategy

Alec Johnson   Strategy    Majors: Economics & Strategy; Philosophy

Alec Johnson Strategy

Majors: Economics & Strategy; Philosophy

Melissa Guo   Design    Majors: Finance; Marketing

Melissa Guo Design

Majors: Finance; Marketing

Kristine Yim   Strategy    Major: Economics & Strategy

Kristine Yim Strategy

Major: Economics & Strategy

Geordi Gonzales   Design    Majors: Marketing; Mathematics

Geordi Gonzales Design

Majors: Marketing; Mathematics

Max Klapow   Strategy    Major: Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology

Max Klapow Strategy

Major: Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology

Julie Wang   Strategy    Major: Economics & Strategy

Julie Wang Strategy

Major: Economics & Strategy

Isabella Xie   Design    Majors: Communication Design; Economics & Strategy

Isabella Xie Design

Majors: Communication Design; Economics & Strategy

Selena Zhang     Design    Majors: Communication Design; Marketing

Selena Zhang Design

Majors: Communication Design; Marketing

Eileen Cho   Design    Majors: Design; Marketing

Eileen Cho Design

Majors: Design; Marketing

 

Advisory

Our partners, graduates of Washington University, provide us with insights to help Bear Studios fellows bring our clients innovative solutions.

 
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Peter Delaney

Partner

St. Louis, MO

Major: Global Health & the Environment (graduated)

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Avi Felman

Partner

Washington, DC

Major: Chemical Engineering (graduated)

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Bill Feng

Partner

Salt Lake City, UT

Majors: Economics & Strategy; Psychology (graduated)

Press

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Our Problem With Empathy

TEDxWUSTL: Spreading exciting ideas and fostering innovation at Washington University

April 10, 2019 by TEDxWUSTL.

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A New Educational Opportunity

Published in Entrepreneurship, Education, and Pedagogy (EEX), a peer-reviewed journal.

March 11, 2019 by Peter Delaney, Ken Harrington, and Emre Toker.

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Bear Studios director to speak at WU Commencement

The Source: Attending college at the right time, right place

May 16, 2018 by Diane Toroian Keaggy

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An innovation mindset

The Source: Sharing stories of innovation at Washington University

April 20, 2018 by Diane Toroian Keaggy

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WU student-run Bear Studios expands to Baltimore

Student Life: The independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis

August 28, 2017 by Chalaun Lomax

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Peter Delaney and Avi Felman

Peter Delaney and Avi Felman

Bear Studios seeks Engineering students to join its team

Washington University in St. Louis, School of Engineering and Applied Science News.

November 4th, 2016 by Beth Miller

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Bear Studios Venture Competition today!

WashU FUSE Magazine: Igniting Innovation & Connecting Entrepreneurs 

January 26, 2016 by Mariel Sokolov

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