Mike Harmon | 2010 IDSA Mideast District Student Merit Winner - College for Creative Studies
While growing up in Michigan, Mike Harmon enjoyed the tours of Ford’s design studio his father would take him on during “Take Your Kid to Work” day. The more tours he went on, the more he fell in love – with the design studio.
Arvin is currently working out of Boston, Massachusetts for Essential Design.
Originally drawn to industrial design by an interest in people, Arvin is a generalist who combines creative tools and technical skills to create simple solutions for systems-level design problems. He is an explorer in pursuit of discoveries that reveal opportunities for innovation.
After being born in Durango, CO, Gabriel Lamb embarked on an odyssey that has taken him to Australia, Brazil, Italy and South Africa. While traveling in Brazil at age 15, he had an “A-Ha” moment that presaged a career in ID.
Design may or may not be a laughing matter, but when Soyun Kim sees bad design, the experience for her is just not funny. “Sometimes I see an object make a user uncomfortable, like a bad joke,” she said.
Kim is a natural problem solver who took an interest in design at an early age. “I found I was sometimes bothered by poorly designed objects and I often wondered, ‘Why can't this be different?’”
Naturally, that led Kim to focus on product design and fostered a keen interest in the user experience.