Chelsea Klukas

Seattle, Washington, United States

Chelsea is a product design manager at Oculus / Facebook AR/VR defining the future of work and productivity.

Klukas is also a founder of two wearable technology startups (MakeFashion and Lumen Couture) that brings high tech and high fashion to the runway. Her “Lumen Couture” projector hat, a hat that includes real-time projection mapping and visual inputs to display video on a dress, has gained international attention as the first of its kind.

Prior to Facebook, Klukas was a UX design manager at Amazon focused on social consumer innovation products including Amazon Spark and Echo Look. Before Amazon she was the creative director of BeauCoo, a social shopping startup that helped women find clothes that fit, and design lead at Poynt, a cross-platform location-based app with 20M users that pioneered augmented reality features in the early days of iOS.

Early-career Klukas worked as a visual/web designer in telecom and at agencies, and ran a freelance design business (Chelsea Klukas Creative) for 7 years. I’m a published writer on tech and creativity and have contributed to the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal and FashNerd.