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With a career spanning four decades, I dedicated the majority of my professional life to Lunar, a firm I co-founded in 1984. After Lunar's acquisition by McKinsey & Company in 2015, I transitioned to a senior advisory role until April 2018. In March 2019, I launched Furbershaworks to delve into my art furniture projects.
Throughout my career, my work has been prominently featured in various product design books, articles, and annual design competitions. Notably, the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture honored me as its 2012 Distinguished Alumnus. In 2014, Lunar received the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for Product Design in recognition of its body of work.
Prior to McKinsey's acquisition, I held the role of Lunar's Vice President of Licensing and Investments, overseeing royalty programs, product startups, and client stock holdings. In 2013, I played a key role in the launch of the Lunar-designed Belle-V ice cream scoop on Kickstarter.
My contributions extended beyond design practice—I authored articles for Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) Innovation magazine, Machine Design, Plastics Design Forum, and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Additionally, I delivered speeches at highly-regarded organizations including IDSA, the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF), Society of Plastics Engineers, the Design and Engineering Show, as well as design schools.
Driven by an interest in licensing, I spearheaded and chaired the APDF Royalty and Licensing Summit series, taught at the USC School of Architecture’s XED executive education program, and served as an adjunct professor in San Jose State University’s Industrial Design Program teaching design entrepreneurship.
My commitment to the design community extended to leadership roles—I held positions as President and Chairman of the Board of APDF, Chair of the San Francisco Chapter of IDSA, and Trustee of the Design Foundation. Additionally, I contributed as a judge for prominent design award programs such as the IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards, Good Design Awards, and Engadget’s Expand design competition. I hold Bachelor's Degrees in Architecture from USC and Industrial Design from San Jose State University.
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