Jack Kelley, IDSA, ASFD | Industrial Design and Research Consultant
Jack Kelley started his career as a design intern in 1961 after graduating from the University of Michigan in industrial design. That position evolved into being a research associate at Herman Miller, Inc’s Research Division in 1962. By 1979, he was Herman Miller Inc.'s corporate director of design. He left his corporate position at HMI in 1983 and created Studio 222. He established a design consultant relationship with Herman Miller and other non-competitive furniture companies. As principal designer of Studio 222, his specialties include contract modular office systems, open and private office products, home office and home entertainment furniture and accessories. He has been a member of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) since 1976 and served as a juror of the ID Excellence Award in 1986. He joined the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) and was elected as a member of the ASFD Board of Directors in 2004. He has also served, for six years, as a trustee on the Board of the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. His experience and talent contributes to combining extraordinary problem solving design with innovative function in his products. He has been the winner of several national design awards and is holder of over 90 US patents.