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Innovation doesn’t happen in a vaccuum

Designing meaningful change demands envisioning the total user experience to design products, services and experiences that deliver on compelling, multi-layered value propositions. Our group of multidisciplinary professionals explore challenges and opportunities to create solutions grounded in human-centered design and business realities.

Our Clients

Abbott
Abbvie
Accuray
Activeion
Amazon
American Family Insurance
Audio Technica
Bioventus
Bissell
Black and Decker
Boston Scientific
Bradley
Bretford
Broan NuTone
Cardinal Health
Charbroil
Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics
CIARI Travel Guitars
Coaster Pedicab
Corvida Medical
Covidien
CUNA Mutual Group
Cybex
Dexcom
Diversey
Enerpac
ETC
Fanimation
Filene Research Institute
First Alert
FitLinxx
Fluent
GAF
GE Healthcare
Georgia Pacific
Google
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
Herman Miller
Ikaria
Jarden
John Deere
Johnson and Johnson
Johnson and Johnson Health Care
Johnson Controls
Kid Trax
Kimberly Clark
Kohler
Lamplight
Lands End
Leggett & Platt
LINKA
Lippert
Mallinckrodt
MegaFab
Newell Rubbermaid
OneWeb
Pella
Pelvalon
Penumbra
PepsiCo
Perlick
Premold Corp
Proctor and Gamble
ProNova
Radio Flyer
Rexnord
Ritz Carlton
SafetyNet
Saris
SC Johnson
Smith & Nephew
Sologear
Spacelabs Healthcare
Spacesaver
Spectrum Brands
Standard Imaging
Stryker
Thermo King
Trek
U-Line
UW-Madison
Velasso
Vollrath
Weber
Wilson Sporting Goods
Wolf SubZero
Abbott
Abbvie
Accuray
Activeion
Amazon
American Family Insurance
Audio Technica
Bioventus
Bissell
Black and Decker
Boston Scientific
Bradley
Bretford
Broan NuTone
Cardinal Health
Charbroil
Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinics
CIARI Travel Guitars
Coaster Pedicab
Corvida Medical
Covidien
CUNA Mutual Group
Cybex
Dexcom
Diversey
Enerpac
ETC
Fanimation
Filene Research Institute
First Alert
FitLinxx
Fluent
GAF
GE Healthcare
Georgia Pacific
Google
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
Herman Miller
Ikaria
Jarden
John Deere
Johnson and Johnson
Johnson and Johnson Health Care
Johnson Controls
Kid Trax
Kimberly Clark
Kohler
Lamplight
Lands End
Leggett & Platt
LINKA
Lippert
Mallinckrodt
MegaFab
Newell Rubbermaid
OneWeb
Pella
Pelvalon
Penumbra
PepsiCo
Perlick
Premold Corp
Proctor and Gamble
ProNova
Radio Flyer
Rexnord
Ritz Carlton
SafetyNet
Saris
SC Johnson
Smith & Nephew
Sologear
Spacelabs Healthcare
Spacesaver
Spectrum Brands
Standard Imaging
Stryker
Thermo King
Trek
U-Line
UW-Madison
Velasso
Vollrath
Weber
Wilson Sporting Goods
Wolf SubZero

Multidisciplinary. Multi-talented.

We’re designers, engineers, researchers, strategists, artists, foodies, athletes, makers (and more). That inspiring collision of diverse expertise, viewpoints and talent drives the best design.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our job opportunities.

Alex Surasky-Ysasi
Mechanical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Alex Surasky-Ysasi
Ami Verhalen
Vice President of Design & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Ami Verhalen
Amy Lee
Director of Insights & Strategy
Madison
┌ ┘ Amy Lee
Amrish Chourasia
Human Factors Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Amrish Chourasia
Andrew Joncich
Mechanical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Andrew Joncich
Brett Ishihara
Electrical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Brett Ishihara
Casey Barbarino
Mechanical Engineer
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Casey Barbarino
Chris Harris
Senior Industrial Designer
Boston
┌ ┘ Chris Harris
Chris Strahm
Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Chris Strahm
Colin Beney
Interaction Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Colin Beney
Corin Frost
Visual Communication & Information Design Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Corin Frost
Cory Boudreau
Design Studio Lead
Minneapolis
┌ ┘ Cory Boudreau
Craig Conner
Director of Human Factors & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Craig Conner
Curt Irwin
Human Factors Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Curt Irwin
Dave Franchino
President & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Dave Franchino
Dave Gennrich
Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Dave Gennrich
Dennis Kantarski
Strategic Account Manager
Chicago
┌ ┘ Dennis Kantarski
Doug Rodenkirch
Senior Mechanical Designer & Project Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Doug Rodenkirch
Doug Seals
Senior Mechanical Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Doug Seals
Emily Henry
Account Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Emily Henry
Eric Gobrecht
Mechanical Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Eric Gobrecht
Erik Eagleman
Industrial Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Erik Eagleman
Evan Bunke
Prototype Specialist
Madison
┌ ┘ Evan Bunke
Jack Boland
Mechanical Engineer
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Jack Boland
Jacob Schepp
Senior Engineering Technician
Madison
┌ ┘ Jacob Schepp
Jason Splan
Director of Prototype Development
Madison
┌ ┘ Jason Splan
Jeff Staszak
Senior Industrial Designer & Project Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Jeff Staszak
Jesse Darley
Director of Mechanical Engineering & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Jesse Darley
Joan Neeno
Director of Marketing Communications
Madison
┌ ┘ Joan Neeno
Jon Butzine
Director of Electrical and Software Engineering
Madison
┌ ┘ Jon Butzine
Julie Blackmore
Manager of Accounting & Human Resources
Madison
┌ ┘ Julie Blackmore
Justen England
Managing Director
Boston
┌ ┘ Justen England
Katie Broughton
Senior Project Manager
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Katie Broughton
Ken Soliva
Director of Interaction Design
Madison
┌ ┘ Ken Soliva
Kent Kallsen
Vice President of Engineering & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Kent Kallsen
Kristin Hagen
Design Researcher
Madison
┌ ┘ Kristin Hagen
Kyle Neuser
Industrial Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Kyle Neuser
Lizzi Neelsen
Mechanical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Lizzi Neelsen
Lori Lelivelt
Sales & Marketing Administrator
Madison
┌ ┘ Lori Lelivelt
Marlisa Kopenski
Director of Business Design
Madison
┌ ┘ Marlisa Kopenski
Mark Hunter
Director of Information Systems
Madison
┌ ┘ Mark Hunter
Matt Bettman
Design Studio Lead
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Matt Bettman
Matt Poster
Mechanical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Matt Poster
Megan Arthur
Design Researcher
Madison
┌ ┘ Megan Arthur
Michael Hammond
Director of Industrial Design
Madison
┌ ┘ Michael Hammond
Mike Guse
Prototype Specialist
Madison
┌ ┘ Mike Guse
Millie Rodenkirch
Administrative Assistant
Madison
┌ ┘ Millie Rodenkirch
Mindy Phung
Mechanical Engineer
Boston
┌ ┘ Mindy Phung
Rachel Robinson
Director of New Product Development, Boston
Boston
┌ ┘ Rachel Robinson
Rachel Wallace
Industrial Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Rachel Wallace
Rainer Schnabel
Vice President of New Product Development & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Rainer Schnabel
Randy Koplin
Studio Lead - Engineering
Madison
┌ ┘ Randy Koplin
Ryan Braunstein
Engineering Studio Lead
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Ryan Braunstein
Scott Biba
Senior Mechanical Engineer & Project Manager
Madison
┌ ┘ Scott Biba
Shelby Floyd
Information Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Shelby Floyd
Shiz Kobara
Director of Client Relations
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Shiz Kobara
Stefanie Norvaisas
Vice President of Strategy & Principal
Madison
┌ ┘ Stefanie Norvaisas
Steve Latham
Studio Lead-Engineering
Madison
┌ ┘ Steve Latham
Todd Brunner
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Madison
┌ ┘ Todd Brunner
Tayler Nowak
Design Researcher
Madison
┌ ┘ Tayler Nowak
Tyler Toy
Industrial Designer
Madison
┌ ┘ Tyler Toy
Umberto Stefanini
Electrical Engineer
┌ ┘ Umberto Stefanini
Vipul Negi
Senior Mechanical Engineer
San Francisco
┌ ┘ Vipul Negi
Vivian Lin
Design Strategist
Madison
┌ ┘ Vivian Lin
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Contact us today to start a discussion.