Award winning designer, creative leader, innovator and educator across multiple industries and product types.
I followed my passion for art, and design through engineering and design schools and into a career of designing for some of the worlds most well known brands. In the past twenty years I've been blessed to lead product development teams in the automotive, consumer goods industries and excelled in a variety of environments from consultant to senior creative director and everything in between. The work has resulted in generating exceptional business results and driven hundred of millions in revenue. From ideation sketching and modeling to setting creative direction and leading the creative process, I've run the gamut of design responsibilities. I've worked on large scale production projects like the Dodge Durango and innovative concepts like the twin engine, skid steering, Jeep Hurricane. Learned the value of connecting to real life users while working for Nike and the power of servant leadership while developing high performance basketball and training shoes for athletes like Steph Curry and The ROCK. Through it all, I always come back to a passion for people, art, design, and an undying belief that we can create better solutions.
In 2017 I made the move back to my home town of Pittsburgh PA to start Pizzuti Design LLC. A studio and shop that focuses on projects that prioritize quality over quantity and spreading the idea of practical permanence over planned obsolesce. Our clients range from small startups to large global corporations and everything in between. We help businesses in a variety of design related ways, including consulting, setting creative direction, and designing and developing new products and ideas.
2011 Patent Award Nike Lunar Edge
2010 Patent Award Nike Trainer 1.2
2010 Patent Award Dodge Durango
2005 IDEA Silver Award Jeep Hurricane Concept
2005 Popular Science Best of What’s New Jeep Hurricane Concept
2005 Autoweek Most Fun Concept Jeep Hurricane
2005 Patent Award Primary Inventor Jeep Hurricane
2004 Patent Award Dodge Durango
1999 First Agnes Gund Award presented to top graduating student
1998 Chrysler Scholarship
1997 CIA Honorary Scholarship