Teman Evans received his advanced placement MArch from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 2004. He was nominated for a Fulbright and GSD faculty elected his graduate architecture thesis for the James Templeton Kelly Thesis Prize. Teman also holds a summa cum laude B.S. in architecture with an A.A. in music theory from the University of Florida.
Teman has been immersed in the world of brands for almost two decades. He is the Global Chief of Design at General Mills, where he was brought into the Fortune 500 company’s leadership to oversee the design of its diverse global portfolio, including megabrands like Cheerios, Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs and Yoplait. Within General Mills, Teman is also charged with shaping and unlocking the competitive advantage of unique and valuable consumer-first brand experiences while implementing Design Thinking at all levels of the company.
Prior to General Mills, Teman was the Global Director of Brand Design and Customer Experience Design at PepsiCo, where he led a cross-disciplinary team of strategists, innovators, graphic and industrial designers and architects to translate business priorities into breakthrough consumer products and experiences. Teman also guided naming strategy, packaging innovation and the design of hospitality and entertainment environments for PepsiCo’s customers worldwide.
Before joining PepsiCo, Teman was the Vice President of Brand Strategy at Foote, Cone, & Belding (FCB) within the ad agency’s award-winning Branding Division. During his tenure, Teman led the development of comprehensive brand strategy for a broad spectrum of consumer brands, including Nestlé, Acuvue, Amtrak, Vonage…and even a presidential campaign. He also worked in Europe and Asia for Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture, where he created innovation strategies for several global brands, including Prada and the Beijing Olympics.
Teman was also the Co-Founder & Creative Director of DIOSCURI, LLC, a design and brand consulting agency. His consumer-focused methods are driven by his years of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur building a successful brand from the ground up. Teman’s products were sold on the shelves of hundreds of department stores in the U.S., Europe and Asia and appeared in several media outlets, including Time Magazine, Wallpaper, The New York Times, New York Magazine, multiple MTV series, FOX’s American Idol, Rachael Ray, and several features on the Oprah Winfrey Show.