Most recently I have created enduring, profitable products for the lighting industry. Employing a broad range of creative problem solving skills I get to the end game very quickly. I create novel forms and structures, finesse the details, create tools to help sell them, and endeavor to please the end user with ease of installation and thoughtfully crafted instructions. "Perfection is achieved not when there is no longer anything left to add, but rather when there is nothing left to take away."

Work Samples

  • MHv - Lighting Crate & Barrel stores across the country

  • LED Mini Security Light

  • Lighting, Displays, Sales Kits, Signs

Work History

Designer and inventor of visually engaging and structurally unique products that stand the test of time. My products grace Crate&Barrel, Starbucks, Paradies Airport Shops, and many other national account chains across the country. Creator of innovative, memorable sales and marketing tools to herald new products in their roll-out into the marketplace. Problem solver from early rapid-prototyping to the unveiling at the national sales meeting. From blue-sky creative concepts through nuts-and-bolts refinement and implementation, I can intelligently and creatively collaborate with people in a multitude of fields - engineering, architecture, building and construction, exhibits and displays, signs, interiors, graphics, photography, and marketing. I have an intimate knowledge of materials and processes, from hand fabrication to highly tooled mass production. I operate flexibly as either a multi-competency independent creative force or by helping design, engineering, and cross-functional teams realize their fullest potential. Adept at building conceptual bridges between technical and non-technical disciplines and fast, productive working dialog across the table or across the ocean. Seeking lead creative role in researching, designing and marketing the products of the future. For more please visit: http://www.linkedin.com/in/peterwachter

Education

  • Illinois Institue of Technology - Institute of Design

    • BS Product Design
    • 1971 - 1982

    Student recipient of the IDSA Certificate of Merit. Graduated with High Honors.

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