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Tom has pioneered methods that inform the design process through the understanding of human behavior and perceptions, business factors and technology trends.
President and Co-Founder
Tom brings over 30 years of experience to his work and a expert eye in finding the right opportunities for design to improve people’s daily lives. He has worked with a wide range of companies in categories such as consumer electronics, entertainment, health, home, packaged goods, and technology.
Tom helped found Smart Design and is responsible for managing the company’s San Francisco office, which opened in 2001. Working with companies such as Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, Sony, Cisco, and Clorox, he has helped establish strategic initiatives resulting in successful product introductions and profitable results for his clients. Tom has been granted 21 patents to date, won numerous awards, and his designs have been included in museum collections worldwide.
On the topic of design, Tom has presented at conferences such as Frost & Sullivan and the CES, and has been featured on CBS, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Tom is a frequent contributor to the Fast Company design blog. In addition to his work at Smart, he taught product design classes at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and today, continues to guest lecture and work with students. He is an active member of the Industrial Design Society of America. He graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.
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