Jason has over 25 years of experience as a creative resource in various capacities of design.
His specialties include Keynote Speaker + Presenter + Conference Chair + Content Creator + Creative Cultural Director @ Large + Industrial Design servicing.
Jason is currently Co-creator and Chair for the 2018 Denver Design Week held this October 12-19, 2018.
As a form of giving back to the local and international creative community, Jason spends part of his time teaching high school, college and professional level persons how to achieve personal and professional excellence through the focus of Human Centered Design. He also has committed to teaching and creating environmentally sustainable measures for companies to implement either as a precursor or an established business plan.
Jason sits on the Professional Advisory Committee for Metropolitan State University + Art Institute of Colorado where he advises on the latest design, technology and human centered design processes. He is also on the Advisory Board for Struktur Event Outdoor Design Conference.
After successfully completing his tenure (2 elected terms) as a Board of Director and Vice President for the Western Region for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) he is currently aiding in the Speaker, Experience and Sponsorship efforts for the 2018 International Design Conference for the IDSA which will be held in New Orleans.
With over 25 years of experience as a creative resource in the worlds of product design and industrial design for high-profile global clients, he has designed, managed, and led national and international product development efforts for innovative and award-winning sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, outdoor furniture, and lighting.
Jason has designed, developed, and led product management efforts for high level brands such as Field Piece, RE:THINK, TARGUS, Columbia, Zen Postures, GoLite, Nature’s Lodge, Cotopaxi, Lafuma Groupe, BlueBird, Sierra Designs, Ultimate Direction, Kelty, Slumberjack, Wenger Swiss Army, Mountainsmith, Browning Camping, and Cabela's. Products he has designed have won Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards, Camping Life Editors’ Choice Awards, Explore Magazine’s Best Gear Awards, and Urban Climber Gear Guide Awards. The Kelty Kids Carrier 3.0 backpack he designed was profiled on the TODAY Show.
To support his design and development efforts, Jason travels extensively. He has worked collaboratively with product development teams throughout the United States, China, Argentina and Europe.
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