A Day in the Life

Sarasota, FL, June 15, 2016 — Ever since I was a child I’ve been attracted to the arts—I was constantly drawing, painting, listening to music, making clothes for my dolls and all this fun stuff. And you may say every child does this, but the difference for me was that the “fun stuff” never ended....    
Sarasota, FL, April 26, 2016 - ROBRADY design adds more depth to their bench with the recruitment of Senior Mechanical Engineer Andy Muser. Muser’s extensive work in medical device design and engineering supports the studio’s objective to humanize technology. Like many children with dreams of playing professional sports (in this case, it was hockey), Andy was encouraged to consider a fallback career. Fortunately, he knew at the age of 13 that engineering would be his calling even if the NHL wasn’t....    
Sarasota, FL, September 23, 2015 — I chose to go into industrial design a few years before I entered high school. Growing up around Detroit (and with a father working for an automotive supplier) I was constantly exposed to automotive news, whether it was spy shots of soon to be released models or perfect studio photos of a next generation concept car. Naturally, I was always drawing cars myself (my mother was a self-taught artist) and found out around sixth grade that car companies are actually willing to pay some lucky people to draw cars all day, every day....    
Sarasota, FL, February 13, 2015 — Walter Herbst, legendary founding father of modern industrial design, led the Biz941 event “Creativity Conversation.” The event, moderated by Rob Brady, CEO of ROBRADY design, inspired Sarasota entrepreneurs, investors and start-up professionals to use design AND business creativity to generate smart products for market....    
Miami, FL, February 14, 2014 — In an effort to keep our finger on the pulse of the marine industry, Rob Brady and I battled alligator alley and Miami traffic to spend a day walking the 2014 Miami Boat show. My last trip was in 2007, so everything there was fresh to my eyes. As it’s a show full of high dollar big-boy toys, I bought a couple Powerball tickets on the way out of town....    
Sarasota, FL, January 20, 2014 — The role of program management planner is new to the studio. I expect my job description to be a living document and ever evolving. In general, I am responsible for coordinating the evaluation and prioritization of the master studio project plan as part of the studio’s Program Management Office or PMO....    
What do you think is the most important skill to have in order to compete in the graphic design field? This is a question that everyone asks and I find it at times a difficult one to answer. The answer also changes depending on who I am talking to. I think that when I first graduated I would say it was the ability to take criticism of your work. While I still think that this is an extremely important thing, I would now say the most important ‘skill’ to have as a designer is the ability to work in a collaborative environment....    
Sarasota, FL, February 18, 2011 — It’s almost impossible to truly know if you’ll enjoy a certain job or career until you try it, and an internship is the perfect way to “test the waters”....    
Sarasota, FL, February 7, 2011 — How long have you been an industrial designer and what is your schooling background? I trained at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, graduating in 2003 with a BFA in industrial design. Growing up, I loved drawing and designing airplanes and spaceships, wanting to be an aerospace engineer. This was before I knew about industrial design. After a high school art class presentation for the CCS transportation program, I was hooked. I am now living the dream, designing cool new products and vehicles every day!...