Gerd Schmieta is an independent industrial design expert and founder of Boston-based design studio SchmietaPlus. Gerd focuses on industrial design and user experience for point of sale, life science and consumer products, spanning dozens of diverse brands and industries. As a former design leader at IDEO, Gerd “lives” the multidisciplinary design process that delivers successful product designs. As a well-respected hands-on designer, Gerd’s passion and understanding of human factors and ergonomics give him a unique advantage in developing user-friendly products. Most recently, Gerd’s design solution for Vitality’s GlowCaps, a medication adherence product, received an prestigious IDSA award.
Before graduating from IDEO, Gerd worked as design leader and project manager building a rich portfolio of work that includes design language developments, furniture, branding and life science projects. Gerd led the IDEO team that developed multiple POS solutions for PepsiCo as well as Boston Beer’s Samuel Adams tap handles.
Gerd studied graphic design and received his diploma in industrial design at Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts, Germany. He came to the U.S. in 1994 to pursue his advanced studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art where he earned his MFA. With countless patents in the U.S. and Europe his work has been widely recognized in exhibitions, awards programs and in the press.
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