Marissa Vosper & Lauren Schwab: Positively Negative

At Negative, Lauren Schwab oversees design, product development and production management. She works directly with the brand’s hand-selected factory partner in Medellin, Colombia. The daughter of a fourth generation childrenswear manufacturer, Lauren learned the ins and outs from her father, the former CEO of Little Me and Ralph Lauren Childrenswear.
Marissa Vosper was born and raised in Boulder, CO. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Politics and Spanish, she moved to NYC, where she currently resides in Soho with her husband and fellow entrepreneur. 


David Robertson: Creative Constraint

David Robertson

David Robertson uses LEGO’s tumultuous business history to describe the delicate balance between creativity and constraints.

“By putting focus and direction around innovation, that is how you turn sparks of brilliance into profitable innovation.”

David Robertson is a professor of practice at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. He teaches innovation and product development in Wharton’s undergraduate, master’s, and executive education programs.

From 2002 through 2010, Robertson was the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Switzerland’s Institute for Management Development (IMD).