Rusty Lay, IDSA
Before recently transitioning into academia in 2015, Rusty Lay, IDSA, worked in ID for more than a decade. He designed power tools, furniture, electronics and electronics accessories, medical equipment and more. Lay also ran Hybrid Design with his brother.
Most recently, Lay left his position as a senior industrial designer at Otterbox to take an assistant professor position at Auburn University, where he also received his MID in 2003. He teaches studio and lecture classes.