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More about Brandon

Brandon Williams is an interdisciplinary designer whose talents and project experience span industrial design, visual identity and branding work, engineering, hands-on fabrication, and service design. He’s been honing his techniques since childhood, growing up on a farm in rural Indiana and contributing to the family manufacturing business. His design for Float, an innovative under-cabinet utensil holder he designed while in grad school, was brought to market by Umbra in 2017.

Brandon served as a faculty member and designer in residence at Northwestern University’s Segal Design Institute where he taught a range of classes in human-centered design and co-led the masters program thesis studio for Engineering, Design & Innovation. He also regularly led workshops on prototyping for digital experiences at The Kellogg School of Management.

Brandon's current focus and creative pursuit is rocking fatherhood— he's a new dad. Tune in to an upcoming podcast at to hear about his experience. He is also designing furniture for Polywood.

Brandon holds a Master of Science in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with the Segal Design Certificate, also from Northwestern University.