After the success of the Goblies line of products from Mezzimatic, I was challenged with creating a new and updated brand identity. From refining the original logo to designing all-new packaging for the complete product line. It's a large product with lots of technical and legal requirements. Goblies are sold nationwide at multiple large retail stores, so you have to get it right! Packaging is a lot more complicated than people think, and I love the challenge.
Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, Balsamiq, Webflow, Proto.io
Arduino, Meshmixer, Meshlab, Chitubox
Project Management Software
Jira, ClickUp, Slack, Miro, Trello, Discord, Microsoft Project, Office 360, Evernote
Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Media Encoder, Adobe After Effects, Dimensions, Animate, Fusion 360, Blender,
ChatGPT, Midjourney, Topaz Suite , KiCAD
Metalwork, Plastics, High & Low pressure casting, mold making, model making, electronic prototyping, 3D Modeling, CNC, woodworking
I make things. Things that you may have bought, things you may have seen. I'm mostly behind the scenes, typically acting as a Director of Product Development for technical startups. I've had my own consulting business, Unexpected Labs, for 25+ years helping people develop new businesses, products, and brands.
I was a professor for many years, having co-created the award winning Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship program at Lehigh University, but after 9+ years I needed to get back into "the real world".
I've written countless tutorials and articles, both for HackSpace Magazine and MAKE magazine, about DIY technology and innovation. I've also published a few books, and created hundreds of videos, with millions of views, ranging from hosting MAKE TV for Maker Faires around the country, to the creation of 100+ videos for O'Reilly Media on product development and prototyping with the Arduino microcontroller. My newest video series focus on technical skill building and can be found on LinkedIn Learning.
Currently I'm working on implementing robotic manufacturing processes for dLUX-dLITEs. I'm also involved with several startups helping them grow and develop their new technology-based products and services. I create all this from my 3000+ sq/ft product development studio in Northern NJ. If you'd like to work together, let's chat!
Unexpected Lab's newest products, dLUX-dLITEs, were all designed and manufactured in NJ. All prototyping was completed in-house, along with the manufacturing systems using custom-designed co-botic robotics, custom tooling and a proprietary manufacturing technique. They are sold internationally through multiple resellers including Adafruit and Pimoroni. If you need help with new product development or manufacturing, reach out!