Our clients, our partners, and our studio are a reflection of our values. Who we work with constantly continues to shape us. We have worked hard to build a team from varied backgrounds and specialties. They’re creative thinkers–fearless and boundless. They share a devotion to crisp, smart design, and an elegant and intuitive approach to problem solving. They are who we choose to spend our days with.
We respect the power of brand. We believe great design relies on rigorous preparation. Our creative strategy is always rooted in design principles. We pair that consistency with agility; a relish for new approaches. Every detail considered through the lens of experience and the realities of production.
Founder + Creative Director
An expert in bringing designs from concept to market, Bret is committed to watertight execution and to shepherding a creative vision to its most brilliant realization. Balancing technological skill with real-world experience of industrial design, fabrication, and integrated branding he has applied his expertise to the launches of numerous high-profile products and initiatives, working with clients ranging from consumer goods giants to government agencies. Bret leads the creative vision for all our programs and his work is part of the permanent collections of MOMA, SFMOMA, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Centre Pompidou.
Nick has helped some of the best-known new and established brands deliver strategic experiences for the better part of 20 years. His management, design, and client service philosophies were formed in the forge of many varying clients and engagements and built on the accrued knowledge of shipping numerous physical and digital products.
He approaches studio growth and business development with a designer’s eye and believes the process of defining and addressing a given design challenge starts from the very first moment clients engage to the day a product is taken to market.
Lead Industrial Designer
By pairing a prolific design approach with an editorial mindset, Kenneth utilizes creative problem solving and empathetic observation to generate intelligent design solutions. He relishes focusing on products that bridge the space between consumers and brands. His extensive understanding of the product development process allows him to lead programs with logic, clarity and confidence. Hailing from New Zealand, he has worked in numerous design agencies around the globe and holds a Masters of Design with Distinction. His work has garnered many internationally recognized design awards including those from iF, the Good Design Awards, and International CES Innovations.
Senior Industrial Designer
Merric is drawn to the reward and satisfaction of producing objects that are both functional and beautiful. Coming from a family of artists, designers and makers, Merric has a background imbued in creativity and has extensive experience with furniture design and production. Originally from Australia, he holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design with Honors and his work has won multiple international design awards including those from D&AD, iF, and the Good Design Awards.
Senior Industrial Designer
With experience in a range of fields from industrial design, to product development and graphic design, Ahyoung has worked with various Fortune 500 companies in developing high profile consumer products. Originally from Korea, she is inspired by travel and her international perspective, discerning eye, and sensitivity to form and finish provides the creative team with invaluable insight and inspiration. Her work has been rewarded by many internationally recognized design awards including those from iF, Spark, IDSA, KIDP’s Good Design and Core77.
Benjamin enjoys the opportunity and ability to create objects and experiences that create narratives in people lives. His experience in automotive mechanics brings a practicality as well as a diversity of experience and perspective to Box Clever’s creative team.
Junior Industrial Designer
Driven by an ambition to positively influence lives through design, Virosh looks to create moments of intrigue and delight via the tools of authenticity, intuition, and sustainability. He strives to develop meaningful interactions between products and their users. Virosh is Canadian and made Carleton University's Deans Honor List two years running. His work has been recognized with a 1st prize by the Andreu World International Design Contest.
Senior Graphic Designer
With strengths in branding, illustration and typography, Jack works as a key part of the creative team in strategizing and developing graphic solutions and full brand identity systems that can live and extend across all key media including product, print, web, and mobile apps. Jack is adept at problem solving and is continuously adapting and learning new skills to achieve program goals.
Studio + Special Project Manager
Robert brings a wealth of professional experience in running day-to-day studio operations and a sharp sensibility for managing relationships and programs for our various Box Clever ventures. Motivated by the success of his team he is continually striving to streamline and elevate the working environment.