Warren Ginn, FIDSA
Inducted into IDSA Academy of Fellows: 2012
IDSA Professional Interest Section VP: 2009–2012
IDSA Materials and Processes Section Chair: 2002–2012
Warren Ginn, FIDSA, is principal of GinnDesign in Raleigh, NC, a product development consultancy that develops successful product solutions for clients ranging from start-ups and small companies to academic institutions and large corporations within a wide variety of markets. He is also assistant professor of the practice, industrial design, at North Carolina State University's College of Design, where he is responsible for all materials and processes courses for the industrial design curriculum
Before starting GinnDesign in 2008, for three years, Ginn was senior research industrial designer at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), a research institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also served as the director of product development for Elumens Corporation in Durham, NC. He also worked for seven years as senior industrial designer for a product development firm in Long Island, NY and for three years as the designer for a large structural foam molder in Fort Wayne, IN
In addition to promoting materials and processes education within the design community, Ginn has presented at numerous conferences and workshops hosted by organizations that include the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the National Plastics Exposition (NPE) and the Association of Rotomolders (ARM). He is constantly promoting the value of materials and processes education within the industrial design community, as well as improving the collaboration between the industrial design, business, engineering and manufacturing communities.
Ginn earned his master's degree in industrial design at NC State in 2014 after graduating from the NC State's undergraduate product design program in 1991.