3:00 - 3:45 Mark Kimbrough, Design Edge
...Mark Kimbrough , IDSADesign Edge Principal and Founder of Wetnoz InternationalMark Kimbrough has spent 15 years as co-founder and principal of Design Edge, a product design and development consultancy based in Austin, Texas.
Based on awards, Design Edge
has been consistently ranked by Business Week magazine
as one of the top 10 product design firms in the United States.Kimbrough's key role at Design Edge
has been guiding the creative side of the business and assuring the aesthetic and expressive quality of design services.Kimbrough's body of design work is extensive: He
holds over 20 design and utility patents, his
work has been published in numerous national and international magazines, and several books highlighting notable design achievement.He
has also been honored with over 15 international design awards, and has had three products added to the permanent design collection at the Chicago Museum of Design and Architecture
. In 2001, Kimbrough launched Wetnoz (pronounced "wet nose"), which manufactures and distributes high-end, distinctively styled pet products.His
experience generating award-winning designs has continued with the launch of these innovative products, which include bowls, toys and food containers.Wetnoz products are now available in over 10 countries.Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University with a concentration in Sculpture.Later, he received his Masters of Product Design from North Carolina State University.He
has lectured at academic institutions including the University of Texas MBA graduate school and North Carolina State University's
Industrial Design Program.Mark
is originally from Bonn, West Germany.His
dog's name is Alamo.