Mentors

Michael Prince

Related Fields: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Mechanical Design, Software/UI/UX Design

Familiar Industry: Design Consultancy, Non-Profit

A graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID), Michael’s career concentrated on integrating design with business, manufacturing and marketing. His professional experience includes working in product development at Sony Corporation and RCA/Thomson Media where he was responsible for developing a broad range of consumer electronic products. As an entrepreneur, Michael founded Beyond Design in 1994, a strategic product development consultancy, that provides: Research/Strategy, Industrial Design, Engineering and UX/GUI to a broad range of clients including Johnson Controls, Medline, Amazon and many others. Michael’s strength lies in uncovering product opportunities and providing creativity with innovation to introduce successful design solutions that are highly competitive in the marketplace.

Michael has served on the board of the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) as well as being on the Lane Tech Second Century Foundation, where devotes much of his time and passion to mentoring students from around the world as well as supporting the local Chicago community.

To contact Michael Prince, please email him at michael@startbeyond.com. 

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