I spent most of my career at Lunar, the firm I cofounded in 1984. After Lunar’s acquisition by McKinsey & Company in 2015, I served as a senior advisor through April of 2018. I started Furbershaworks in March 2019 to pursue my design art projects.
Over my forty-year career, I have received recognition in numerous product design books, articles and annual design competitions. The University of Southern California’s (USC) School of Architecture selected 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 the acquisition by McKinsey, I served as Lunar’s Vice President of Licensing and Investments, overseeing our firm’s royalty programs, product startups and client stock holdings. In 2013, I played a key role in launching the Lunar designed Belle-V ice cream scoop on Kickstarter.
I have contributed articles to Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Innovation magazine, Machine Design, Plastics Design Forum and the Society of Plastics Engineers and been a speaker for IDSA, the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF), Society of Plastics Engineers, the Design and Engineering Show, as well as for a number of design schools.
My interest in licensing led me to launch and chair the APDF Royalty and Licensing Summit series, to teach at the USC School of Architecture’s XED executive education program, and to become an adjunct professor in San Jose State University’s Industrial Design Program teaching design entrepreneurship.
I have also served as President and Chairman of the Board of APDF, Chair of the San Francisco Chapter of IDSA and a Trustee of the Design Foundation. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from USC and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from San Jose State University.