Panel: Product Design Geared Towards the Outdoors
October 21 | 3:30 | 90 Minutes | 10 Below
Panel featuring four local outdoor product designers who collectively have designed products for the highest quality brands including Columbia Sportswear, Patagonia, RuffWear, Hydroflask and SnoPlanks. The panel will be moderated by Kelly Kearsley, writer, editor and co-founder of Startup Bend and will cover the front side of the design cycle including how each designer is inspired and how their skills, behaviors and experiences help them to create consumer centered product. Time will be reserved for questions from the audience.
Kelly Kearsley is the co-founder of StartupBend.com, a blog that chronicles the startup community in Central Oregon. When not hounding local startup founders and investors, she creates content and manages content teams for global financial firms, tech companies and startups including Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, DOMO and Kobalt. She began her career telling stories as a journalist, first writing for daily newspapers and wire services and then national magazines. Kelly’s work has appeared in dozens of publications including Money Magazine, WSJ.com, CNNMoney and Runner’s World.