Jon Winebrenner has been working as an industrial designer in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada since his graduation from Purdue University—around the same time as the birth of the worldwide web. He started his career as the apprentice of a toolmaker by learning the ins and outs of how to design plastic products and has gone on to work predominantly in Vancouver's wireless industry.
Winebrenner is now the owner of Hurdler Studios, a boutique product design studio near Vancouver. Hurdler's Club Bike Rack scored Gold in IDSA International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2015; a 2015 Silver Dieline packaging design award; and a 2016 Silver Clio Award in their new product design category.
With an eye toward the future, Winebrenner is navigating how product ideas are created and introduced—almost instantly—to a global market.