I am a product designer and entrepreneur.
I have always had a fascination with the way things work, what they are made of and how they are manufactured.
As a product designer I like to concentrate on extracting the essential needs and functions of a product, and then creating a distinct design.
Starting in my early years by disassembling the family phonograph, I continued my education at the University of Vermont with a degree in Art and Business. In 2002 I earned a Master of Industrial Design degree at Pratt Institute. I have since focused on designing products for the outdoor industry – including backpacks, gloves, and footwear – as well as furniture and housewares, from my studio in Vermont and Massachusetts. I was the 3rd place winner of the 2006 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass competition, participant in the 2006 Industreal DREAM exhibition, and my work has been featured in publications worldwide.
My current projects consist of a modern pet products brand: Hepper, a product design consultancy: Jed Crystal Studio, and a coming-soon educational platform for design-driven entreprenuers.
I am always interested in new projects and helping others grow their product business dreams. Get in touch and tell me what you’re working on!