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Advisory Council

The department has an advisory council comprised of local design professionals representing both design consultancies and product manufacturers. The group meets with the department faculty at least once per year to provide industry expertise and insight for curriculum development and strategic planning.

 

2017-2018 Advisory Council Members

  • Doug Golenz, Partner, Studio West
  • Mike Mayberry, Co-Owner, Magpul Industries Corp.
  • Deane Richardson, FIDSA
  • Jeff SamsonChief Products Officer, Boulder iQ (formerly of Samson Design Associates, Inc.)
  • Brett Vladika, Director of Product Development, Boa Technology Inc.

 


Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
200B

Campus Box Number:
90

Directory Profile

Bio:

Studio West

Doug spent two decades in product design, design management, and educational roles in both corporate and consulting settings before teaming with Bill Stephens to form StudioWest.  As a designer and manager at Samsonite, Schwinn, and Fisher-Price, Doug has managed design departments responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of annual product introductions.  



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200B

Office Hours:

by appt.

Campus Box Number:
90

Directory Profile

Bio:

Magpul Industries
Mike Mayberry is an industrial designer and entrepreneur who has spent his 25-year career working in the firearms, aerospace, bicycle, and outdoor footwear industries. A jack of many trades, Mike is passionate about design and all things mechanical. Mike is co-owner of Magpul Industries Corp., which designs and manufactures components for use by elite military units, law enforcement agencies, and civilian sport shooters. Mike worked as director of product design and development at Boa Technology, helping to establish Boa as the leader in mechanical lacing systems. As principal designer at Titus Titanium, he designed mountain bike frames and components before becoming the lead product designer for Avid, LLC, where he built disc brake systems and other cycling components. Mike has a BS in Industrial Design from Arizona State University.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
200B

Campus Box Number:
90

Directory Profile

Bio:

IDSA

Chairman Emeritus, founder, FitchRichardsonSmith
President, ICSID, International Council of the Society of Industrial Designers
Managing Partner, RichardsonSmith Properties
Strategic Planning for design and business
Lecturer, design societies and universities in Asia and Europe
Business mgt for innovation and marketing



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200B

Campus Box Number:
90

Directory Profile

Bio:

Boulder iQ

Jeff Samson is an expert in product development who specializes in innovative technology products; excelling in, industrial design, user experience, and technology systems. Jeff founded Samson Design in 1984 where the team solved numerous complex design and engineering challenges. He has a Bachelor’s from Buffalo State, Masters of Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a postgraduate degree from the Harvard School of Business.



Position Role:
Affiliate Faculty

Office Location:
AES

Office Number:
AES 200B

Campus Box Number:
90

Directory Profile

Bio:

Boa Technology

Director of Research and Product Strategy at Boa Technology



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