Hi there! If you have a moment, check out my website--to be honest it's not that updated--that I host from my home on a personal server; the URL is benpowerscreative.com linked up on the banner).
I'm a husband, dad, problem solver, maker, and industrial designer. Since the fall of 2019 I've been working at DePuy Synthes, a J&J company, in Warsaw, IN. I've always had an interest in health and wellness and being a part of the Industrial Design and Human Factors team has been a really enlightening experience, giving me opportunities to work on knee and hip joint projects, spine, trauma, and surgical power tools that DePuy Synthes is involved with. The learning I've received surrounding human factors engineering has broadened my skill sets and given me a better appreciation for designing for users.
Prior to my time at DePuy Synthes, I was able to be part of a dynamic and talented team at Polywood, LLC in Syracuse, IN. During that time, our team created a number of distinctive designs and many entirely new designs for retailers including Target, Ashley Furniture, Lowe's, Home Depot, Sam's Club, Trex, LLBean, and many sold directly by Polywood. As we learned new ways to push the limits of our HDPE materials, we were able to begin development on a variety of exciting new products that have now become part of the Polywood suite of outdoor furnishings.
My previous experience has exposed me to a wide variety of design skills (and more technical ones) to create some awesome designs in a variety of fields that have given me a broad understanding of manufacturing techniques and product lifecycle management.
I enjoy spending my time outside of work with my lovely wife doing as many active things as we have energy for when we're not too tired from chasing around our 1st grader, preschooler, and toddler.
Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Beta Beta, Golden Key Honour Society