Gordon Randall Perry, IDSA | Gordon Randall Perry Design
Gordon Randall Perry is an individual devoted to design. As principal of Gordon Randall Perry Design, grpd.com, an industrial design consulting firm, he designs, develops and engineers products and packaging for a wide range of companies. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In addition, his work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; the Chicago Athenaeum, the Materials ConneXtion, the Living Design Center OZONE in Tokyo, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, an exposition about American design created for the United States Information Agency that went to Russia as well as in other local exhibitions. He is a member and former elected officer of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He has been a guest speaker for the American Management Association, the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum, the National Art Education Association and the IDSA.
“I love what I do and my goal when designing is to create a product that expresses its function and manufacture in a beautiful and clear way. It's something people relate to. To me, mass production is not just a series of design problems to be solved; it's our artist's palette that allows us to express unique concepts by the tens of thousands"
Gordon’s designs and viewpoints have appeared in the books: American Design, Burridge Index, Gadgets, Marketing for the Small Design Firm, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design, Power Packaging and Product Design 2, 4, 5 and 6, as well as in numerous periodicals. He has both a Master and a Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree from Pratt Institute. Subsequent to Pratt he studied with Paolo Soleri at the Soleri Architectural Workshop. He holds over thirty patents and is the recipient of various design awards. He held the rank of full professor at Pratt, having taught design part-time for 14 years on the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also creates original ceramic work which can be seen at gordonperry.com.