Ted is an Industrial Designer, Interdisciplinary Engineer, and serial
entrepreneur who helps develops socially-focused and environmentallyminded
products for a better tomorrow. He holds a Masters Degree of
Industrial Design from Georgia Tech, a Bachelors of Inventive Design
Engineering from Purdue University. Ted is fascinated with the growing opensource
hardware and software movements and the positive effects they can
have on a community over typical closed models of consumerist product
design and development.
A native of Chicagoland, Ted was a former studio instructor at Georgia Tech's
College of Architecture and helped grow Atlanta-based maverick design
agency EC Design Co. before moving to New York City.
Once in New York, Ted worked for two years as product designer and played a
critical founding role in The Windowfarms Project (hydroponic food growing for
urban windows), Social Bicycles (next generation Bike Share system), littleBits,
(open-source hardware, like LEGOS for electronics), and DoTank:Brooklyn
(tactical urbanism group conducting self-lead DIY community improvements),
among other groups. During summer 2011, he opened Tomorrow Lab™, a
design consultancy that researches, designs, engineers, and develops
prototypes for revolutionary electronic products for a better tomorrow.
While usually working at the human scale, Ted has done architectural studies in
Scandinavia and architectural design & research work in rural Borneo,
Indonesia for Klinik ASRI, a joint rainforest conservation and primary health
Ted lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan at the Tomorrow Lab studio. He is
a city cycling advocate and rides his bike each day.