• CREATIVE TEAM

      Our core staff comes from a variety of backgrounds, talents, educations, hobbies, and passions.

      We are experts in product design and brand identity, and share the common goal of turning hidden opportunities into things people love.

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    • MICHAEL LAUT

      PRESIDENT, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

      Michael holds Bachelors & Masters degrees in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University. His experience in user-centric product and brand development ranges from military and defense applications to biomedical devices, consumer electronics, and many other categories.

      Michael is also an Adjunct Professor at NC State’s College of Design, where he teaches courses on digital drawing and rendering techniques at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

      Reach him at:
      mike@lautdesign.com

       

    • STEVEN BOCKMANN

      VP – INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

      Steven holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Design and Transportation Design from North Carolina State University and Pforzheim University, respectively.

      His expertise in quick visualization and product styling directs our industrial design team. The ability to not only direct a project, but creatively add to each aspect has streamlined our ID team’s process.

      Reach him at:
      steve@lautdesign.com

       

    • KAREN LAUT

      VP – GRAPHICS & BRANDING

      Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, along with a minor in Business Administration from NC State University’s College of Design.

      Her understanding of brand identity, visual communication, and styling leads our Graphics & Branding team’s efforts in providing a fresh look and a memorable message to our clients’ customers in just about every industry there is.

      Reach her at:
      karen@lautdesign.com

       

    • RYAN DART

      ID PROJECT LEAD

      Ryan is a graduate of Brigham Young University, and a Utah native.

      His diverse background includes experience developing furniture and household products, accessibility and mobility systems, and off-road vehicle accessories. His background includes work with clients such as Target, Lowe’s, and Tempur-Pedic.

      Reach him at:
      ryan@lautdesign.com

       

    • RACHEL SWIEZYNSKI

      GRAPHIC DESIGNER

      Rachel Swiezynski holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from NC State University’s College of Design.

      Her interests in modernist styling help to guide progressive branding efforts within our group. Her focus includes print, packaging, and interface design.

      Reach her at:
      rachel@lautdesign.com

       

    • Sarah Tudor

      GRAPHIC DESIGNER

      A graduate of NC State University’s College of Design, Sarah holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design.

      Her graphic style is influenced by an extensive background in international travel, and her passion for photography adds to the capabilities of our graphics department.

      Reach her at:
      sarah@lautdesign.com