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San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
As Senior Production Artist at the Blackhawk Network, Stephen Diebold designs dynamic retail solutions going into many Fortune 500 retailers. Prior to his job at Blackhawk Network, Stephen worked as an Industrial Designer for Chicago-based design consultancy Bish Creative Display. In just two and a half years, Stephen guided over 40 selected concepts, from sketch to manufactured product, and won a bronze medal at the 2012 POPAI design awards. He has created kiosks, décor and displays for many large clients including Disney, Anheuser-Busch, Safeway, Canon, Patron, Home Depot and Nestle. Stephen has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While studying at the University of Illinois, he focused his studies on tools for those with disabilities. By the age of 19, he submitted his first patent for a tool for those with quadriplegia. He was honored twice as a Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize innovation award nominee. In 2009, Stephen was the first undergraduate to win the Grand Prize at the international Collegiate Inventors Competition. Stephen’s designs earned him national attention, as he was invited to present his design research at MIT, the Boston Museum of Science, the Disability Beat radio program on WEFT, and at the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.. Stephen lives for the moments when art and technology come together and marry beautifully. He is an avid outdoorsman, builder, and beer-snob. He also has a strong habit of taking apart and customizing every item within his reach.
Drop Point - A Tool for Quadriplegia
Aspire Dialysis System
Infinite Spaces - kid's fort building tool