Greg McNamara is an award-winning designer and creative leader with more than 9 years of experience working with innovative brands in the consumer electronics, lifestyle/fashion design, and action sports industries. Greg has been heading up the Design & Innovation team at Sol Republic for the past 4 years, an emerging audio lifestyle company based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Sol Republic, Greg has worked with notable brands and design studios such as; The North Face, HTC, Tsubo, Pearl Izumi, and Microsoft, Astro Studios, One & Co, Lunar, and Frog Design. In 2010, he founded Formant Studios, a collaborative design and innovation studio with a unique perspective where the worlds of wearable technology, fashion, lifestyle and consumer electronics are interwoven His designs have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, Stuff, Outside, Engadget and Hypebeast and Mocoloco among others and have been recognized with international awards such as Red Dot & IDEA.
2014 IDEA Silver Award Winner 2014 IDEA Finalist 2014 RedDot Award Winner 2014 CES Innovation Award, Honoree 2013 Popular Science, Best of What's New 2013 Stuff Magazine, Headphone of the Year 2012 IDEA Awards Finalist 2009 Backpacker Magazine Gear of the Year 2008 Backpacker Magazine> Best All Around Fastpacking Shoe> Hedgehog Mid XCR 2005 IDSA Merit Award finalist, UIUC 2003 & 2004 Awarded merit-based design scholarship, UIUC