Whose Design Is It?

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Unlocking collaboration with clients in the interest of customers - A discussion at OCTO PD.

Join the team at OCTO Product Development, including Founder Justin Sirotin, in a conversation about client collaboration and design leadership. With interest in fast to market ideation and product development growing, how do designers and clients collaborate on decision making, find compatible roles and through this - ultimately bring viable designs and products to market, for the customer’s satisfaction. This session is for designer and clients alike to explore the benefits of collaboration, discuss successes and failures, and share in this part of growing design business and growing consumer value.

Ticket price is $10; Food and drinks provided.

These events are being recorded and photographed. By attending, you give your consent to be photographed, filmed, taped, and/or recorded.


Justin Sirotin

Justin Sirotin has spent his 13-year industrial design career developing successful products for multinational brands and startups. Because of that experience, he was driven to take on the challenge of starting a product company. In January 2008 he co-founded Mars Made, a modern game room furniture manufacturer based in Boston, MA. Since August 2008 he has also been an adjunct faculty member at RISD, where he leverages his experiences to teach the Manufacturing Techniques course in the Industrial Design department.

Prior to forming Mars Made, Sirotin worked as the general manager for Item New Product Development, a product development and manufacturing firm in Providence. Throughout his tenure at Item he progressed through the positions of staff industrial designer, project manager and director of operations.Justin holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.