Greg Darby is a professional Industrial Designer who graduated from CCS in 1996 with a focus in consumer product and furniture design. He began his design career at Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he designed and reintroduced two high-end wood office systems for Stow Davis and other various office furniture products for the Steelcase’s Wood furniture division.
In 1998, Darby became a senior designer at the Detroit-area design consultancy, Sundberg-Ferar, where he worked for 6 years. While at Sundberg-Ferar, Darby worked on a wide variety of design projects including automotive interior components, medical equipment, residential furniture, and home appliances. He was the design lead for Kenmore Brand refrigeration products for 5 years, where he helped introduce the Kenmore Elite line of appliances and the first contoured refrigerator door to be offered in the US. In 2003 he began working independently where he continues to consults with various Detroit area clients. For 2 years, he taught computer modeling and various Product design courses as an adjunct faculty member, and in the fall of 2005 he became a full time faculty member in the Industrial Design /Product Design department.
As an Assistant Professor in the Product Design Department, Darby directs the digital elements of the curriculum and introduces new digital tools to the department. He has managed multiple corporate sponsored design studios with clients such as Motorola, General Motors, Henry Ford Hospital, Johnson Controls and Shinola, with projects ranging from social responsibility, medical devices, bicycles, automotive interiors and watches. His students have won awards and have been recognized by the IDSA and other various competitions worldwide.
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