Warren Ginn, FIDSA | GinnDesign
Inducted into the Academy of Fellows: 2012
IDSA Professional Interest Section VP: 2009–2012
Chair of the Materials and Processes Section: 2002–2012
With over 15 years of product design and development experience, Warren Ginn, FIDSA is principal of GinnDesign, LLC, a product development firm in Raleigh, NC. Since graduating from design school, he has been passionate about product design, materials and manufacturing. He has a particular expertise in and affection for product design for medium and low-volume production that mix materials and processes to create innovative solutions.
Before starting GinnDesign, he was a senior research industrial designer at the Renaissance Computing Institute (Renci) in Chapel Hill, NC where he still serves as a consultant designer. Prior to moving back to North Carolina, he worked for seven years as an industrial designer for Integrated Design Systems, a small product development firm in Long Island, NY and for three years as the designer for Fort Wayne Plastics, a large structural foam molder in Fort Wayne, IN.
He most recently served as the the IDSA Professional Interest Section VP from July 2009 until May 2012 and was previously Chair of the Materials and Processes Section for over 10 years. He was inducted into IDSA's Academy of Fellows in August 2012.
Warren is constantly evangelizing the value of materials and processes education within the industrial design community as well as improving collaboration between the industrial design, engineering and manufacturing communities. He received his degree in Product Design from North Carolina State University College of Design where he is now pursuing he Master of Industrial Design while teaching Materials and Processes.
He was the guest editor of IDSA's Spring 2011 Innovation magazine. Also, you can read the blog he created for the IDSA Materials and Processes Section and still currently writes. The blog provides a source of interesting information for industrial designers on materials, manufacturing processes and their relationship to the creative process of industrial design.
Contact Warren via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.