Co-Owner & President
Patrick has over 25 years of global design experience in Industrial Design. He is passionate about all things design, meeting and working with new people, and finds it both a little weird and fun writing about himself in the 3rd person.
Patrick has worked as a design leader at Black & Decker, Stanley Tools, and Newell Rubbermaid prior to founding DesignThink. He brings his years of experience working on innovative and breakthrough products to help clients identify and translate user needs into relevant and meaningful design solutions. He is focused on creating new user experiences through an integrated design process to ensure that the user’s needs, aesthetic strategies and performance criteria are complemented in each project. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Bridgeport. Patrick is named on over 60 utility and design patents. He is most comfortable in the fuzzy front end of a project and can see connections where little information exists.
Outside of work, Patrick is a huge Corvette nut and is currently working on the restoration of a 1968 convertible that apparently has no real end date in sight, but is fun to work on. From time to time to fuel his artistic side he paints with oils (no, not by number).
Co-Owner & Vice President
Mike has 16 years’ experience as a product development engineer and is principle engineer at DesignThink. Mike has a diverse portfolio of highly innovative engineering designs spanning industries from consumer products to medical devices and is named inventor on 57 US patents for unique solutions to engineering challenges.
Mike holds Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture as well as a Masters of Engineering from Lehigh University. At DesignThink, Mike is responsible for the design and engineering of a wide array of products including medical devices, juvenile products, personal care products, building materials, and consumer electronics. He is an expert mechanical designer and fluent in just about any production method under the sun. He has carried dozens of projects from concept through production, working with domestic and overseas manufacturers. Mike specializes in creating complicated surface models and developing mechanism-based designs including automation systems, touch-point interfaces and folding systems.
When Mike isn’t providing world-class engineering services for his clients, he enjoys spending time outdoors, mountain biking, rock climbing, wrenching on cars, and home improvement.
Co-Owner & Vice President
Noah has over 16 years of experience as a Industrial Designer. Noah loves front end concept generation and digital design sketching. He excels at bringing mechanical and aesthetic directions together creating products that look great and perform beyond expectation.
Growing up in the Detroit area, Noah was drawn to the Design field through the automotive Industry. He received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from College for Creative Studies. Prior to founding DesignThink, Noah joined the workforce as a design consultant and then spent several years in the corporate world. Noah was thrilled to return to the fast paced, ever changing consulting environment generated at DesignThink. Noah has produced award winning designs and was sponsored to create two public art sculptures for a Detroit Area international public art project. Noah is named on over 42 design and utility patents.
When he’s not creating cool sketches, Noah enjoys working in the shop, getting his hands wet in his reef aquarium and is always up for a fast paced game of Foosball.
Co-Owner & Vice President
Sarah has 20 years of experience as a Usability / Human Factors Engineer in both government and private industry. She is a passionate advocate for the end user, creatively and objectively bringing their voice to the products on which she works.
At DesignThink, Sarah leads all User Experience activities ranging from early user requirements gathering to Human Factors design efforts to iterative user testing and final design validation activities. Sarah’s experience prior to DesignThink includes being Lead Usability Specialist at Graco Children’s Products, a Usability Engineer at Xerox Corporation, an Industrial Ergonomist at Boeing Commercial Airplane, and a Human Factors Engineer supporting the in-flight testing of the (then new and super cool) F-18 E/F fighter for the Navy. Sarah has a Masters degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Human Factors/Safety Option from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business from Ithaca College.
When she’s not keeping the DT guys in line you can find her at a yoga class, taking care of her house and yard, cheering from the sidelines at one of her kid’s sporting events, and occasionally kicking back on a beach in Mexico.
Andrew has 4 years of experience in the design consulting industry, has a knack at trend-spotting and excels in front-end concept creation and visualization.
Andrew came to DesignThink fresh out of the cold from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Industrial Design. After a stint as a contract designer, he signed on to the team full-time. The design consulting field attracted him with its diversity of projects and since then, he’s been generating fresh ideas for clients across multiple industries and showcasing them with awesome renderings.
When he isn’t in the office, Andrew can be found renovating his house, wrenching on his ‘88 BMW 5 series and racing any number of bicycles in the Northeast region, recently winning the PA Cyclocross points series for his category.
Human Factors and Usability Specialist
Erin is a Human Factors & Usability Specialist and a new recruit to DesignThink where she combines her knowledge of human behavior with her passion for product design. She has a particular interest in the design of medical devices and ensuring all users have a safe and efficient experience.
Erin holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Idaho Human Factors program where she served as the student chapter president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. While in school, Erin interned as an industrial ergonomist at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. where she helped establish an ergonomics program. Prior to graduate school, Erin earned her Bachelor’s in Industrial Design from the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland.
When she’s not conducting usability studies, Erin can be found terrorizing her opponents on the hockey field, dabbling in the arts, or just hanging out with her family at their farm.
Evan has over 3 years of experience as a product development engineer. He is a self-taught machinist and applies design for manufacturing considerations to every project. Evan is passionate about creating unique, new products that offer step-changes in performance over the status quo.
Evan graduated from Lehigh University in 2014 with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and in 2013 with Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Managerial Science as part of the Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE) program. He has been closely involved in numerous startups throughout school and has worked in companies involved with investment casting and advanced polymer science. Evan recently joined the DesignThink team in the summer of 2016.
Outside of DesignThink, Evan designs and makes high performance trucks for downhill skateboarders. If he’s not in the office or the shop, you can find him flying down any steep, windy road he can find.