Jordan Bahler, IDSA
Lead Industrial Desinger
Jordan Bahler graduated from Purdue University majoring in Industrial Design with a minor in Computer Graphics Technology. It was her experience in surface modeling that landed her a job in the automotive safety industry at IMMI upon graduation. Several years later she returned to Delta Faucet Company where she had earlier completed a 5-session co-op. During the next seven years Bahler designed dozens of faucets for both Delta and Brizo including the Litze collection for Brizo, still their best selling suite. For several years Bahler ran point for the Masco product team as well, traveling to their headquarters often in Ontario, Canada and relaying projects to the Delta design team. Bahler left Delta as a senior industrial designer in August 2019 to focus on her young family and restoring their 1900s farmhouse. Currently Bahler serves on the Design Arts Society board at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as well as the Chapter Director on the Board of Directors for the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). With over 90 patents, having served on the IDEA jury 2017-18, and helped teach a corporate sponsorship with Delta for Purdue and MIAD ID students several times, Bahler can’t shake the design bug. What’s next for Bahler? The limit does not exist.
Women in Design Deep Dive 2020 Session Description
There’s No Crying in Baseball
Before Bahler knew she would ever pursue industrial design as a career or that it even existed, her father taught her to beat the boys - baseball, foosball, a game of pool - not as an underdog but as an equal. That tenacity served her well as she earned a degree from a university known for engineering, a first job in the automotive industry and the world of plumbing. This is her story of navigating it all and how the most trying times came as she was forging a new path and leaving the corporate world behind.
Statement of Candidacy
2018 Board of Directors