Michael is the founder of Laut Design Inc. He holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Design from NC State's College of Design. His experience in user-centric product and brand development ranges from military and defense applications to biomedical devices, consumer electronics, and many other categories. Also an Adjunct Professor at NC State's College of Design, Michael teaches courses on digital drawing and rendering techniques at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Work Samples

  • Electronics

  • Housewares

  • Medical

Work History

  • President, Creative Director

    I lead a team of the most creative designers you'll find, completing industrial & graphic design projects for companies like Pepsico, Ubisoft, Citrix, and Burt's Bees, to individual inventors with a great idea.

    We manage everything from research, ideation sketches, CAD modeling, graphics creation, prototype fabrication, and manufacturer sourcing.

    Stop by our studio & prototyping shop in Raleigh to say hello.

Education

  • North Carolina State University

    • Master's Industrial Design / Ergonomics
    • 2008 - 2010
  • North Carolina State University

    • Bachelor's Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2008

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, SAE

Awards

Eagle Scout Award - BSA 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place - World Traffic Safety Design Competition Top 50 Designers List - yankodesign.com Core77.com Featured Designer - 2007, 2008, 2009 "Timeless Design" - Yanko Design

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