Kevin Stark

Kevin Stark
Independent Designer, Stark Scott Studio LLC

At Stark Scott Studio, Kevin is responsible for designing new products and ideas that are relevant, functional, and creative, as well as reproducible and able to hit targeted price points. Previously, he worked as Vice President Design at HNI Contract Furniture Group and as President of the HBF Brand. In this role he managed all aspects of the design, product development and marketing of the HBF Brand.

He also recruited and managed a world-class team of designers, including Yves Behar, IDSA, Barbara Barry, Michael Vanderbyl, Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck, to name a few.



Getting It Made Deep Dive 2021 Session Description

Paths to Production

Creating a great concept can be the easiest part of a project. In this session, we will discuss the steps that are needed both before and after the concept to bring a new product to life. What groundwork should be done to convince a manufacturer to choose and embrace your work? We will also discuss the revision, review, and rework processes that occur during development to refine and optimize your product for its release.

Alyssa Coletti and Kevin Stark have experience developing new products from the perspectives of both the manufacturer and the independent designer and will cover their backgrounds to help you better understand the process.