Bethany Stolle is an interaction designer, curriculum developer, and entrepreneur with a decade of experience creating physical and digital products for children, youth, and adults.


About Bethany

Combining an interest in learning, meaning-making, and design, I spent nearly a decade developing innovative, experiential curriculum for Augsburg Fortress, a non-profit religious publisher. 

While there, I helped launch sparkhouse, a division that embraces design thinking practices to create products that are used and loved in thousands of churches and classrooms across the country.  

I studied Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship at Austin Center for Design (AC4D), completing the intensive program in 2013. After graduation, I created a design research practice at sparkhouse and brought new methods of prototyping to the team. The 2015 launch of Sparkhouse Family represents a move toward consumer-driven products for sparkhouse and was shaped by two major design research initiatives I led.

The daughter of a teacher and an artist, I am passionate about designing for “wicked problems” in education and beyond. Since starting Stolle Creative, I have worked on meaningful design projects for higher education technology, academic institutions, and faith-based non-profits. I also lead design workshops and speak at conferences.

In my free time, I love traveling, experimenting with odd recipes, trying exercise trends, sipping tea over a good book, and meeting new people. My husband, Brent, and I live in the Seattle area.


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