Candice-Leigh Baumgardner

Humanities and Sciences / Graduate Trans Design


Candice-Leigh Baumgardner is a research consultant with a focus on design strategy in the consumer, automotive, and health care industries. She is an Associate Professor of Humanities & Sciences and the graduate program for Systems and Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design, where she serves as the Director of Social Sciences. She earned her Masters degrees in Choral and Instrumental Conducting from the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut.


  • Art of Research (ID)
  • Customer Centered Research
  • Thesis Project Preparation
  • Thesis Writing Studio
  • Insights
  • Industrial Design Research
  • Advanced Research Methods