After graduating from Pratt Institute in 1984, John worked for several architectural and design firms before starting his own design firm in 1990. As founder and president of idk3CO, John and his team have created innovative products in housewares, sporting goods, furniture, marine equipment, consumer electronics, child safety devices, pet products and visual displays. idk3CO has created and manufactured countless visual displays for fashion designers such as Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang. His unique designs solved many of their specific display requirements.
Other clients of idk3CO have included market leaders and trendsetters such as Nikon USA, Welch Allyn Medical, Shaq O’Neal, Rockport Shoes and Sotheby’s New York. His passion for industrial design is only rivaled by his enthusiasm for innovation, ideation and the notion that “nothing is impossible”. John travels extensively to oversee the manufacturing of his client’s products. This hands-on experience not only broadens his design philosophy but enables him to assure the quality and deliverability his clients have come to expect.
With a view towards expanding his knowledge and staying current on the latest trends, technologies in industrial design, product development and 3D printing. He joined IDSA in 1993 and this association has enhanced his awareness of the “bigger picture” which has been an asset in his relationships with clients with whom he has collaborated in bringing their products to market. John holds several U.S. patents for products he has designed and developed, and his design of a lightweight carbon fiber yacht boarding ramp was awarded innovative new product by the National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA).