Fran Barros is Partner & Chief Design Officer at The Engine, a venture firm spun out of MIT. With more than 15 years of experience as a designer, at The Engine Fran leads the platform team and programs for the founders, and works directly with the portfolio companies on strategy, storytelling and design. Prior to joining, Fran spent five years at IDEO, where she was a project leader developing brand, strategy, and service design for startups and corporate ventures. She holds a BA in Design with a minor in Typography from Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile and Graduate Degree in Entrepreneurship from Boston University. Fran lives in Boston with her husband and three girls.