I am really excited to be moving my career back towards industrial design. After a few years consulting with mostly software/tech/app companies, it feels like I am coming back home to the product world.
My new role as a contract manufacturing and packaging broker could not have come at a better time. Stephen Gould Corporation (SGC) was looking for Business Developers that had design experience, and I was ready to make a move away from project-to-project consulting. The SGC team and management have proven to be amazing business partners. I have the opportunity to run my own independent business within the structure of a multi-million dollar company (countless benefits). We have 35 offices in the U.S., 3 offices in China and an established European presence.
As a career move, I could not have imagined a better fit. If I am creating packaging then I get to combine industrial design with my passion for branding, and if I am doing contract manufacturing, then it is all industrial engineering and design for manufacturing. Project management, working with design teams, cool projects, good times!
I have already kicked off a few projects with Legit Lager, Rondo Motion and DrumPants. Oh yea, did I mention that I still get to work with startups!!