We are a multi-disciplinary design studio with backgrounds in product, interaction, and service design. Working independantly or as a creative team, we use our knowledge and experience to build and strengthen brands through thoughtful research and creative collaboration.
Research & Insights
We have the toolkit to find and understand what users do, what they say, and how they feel. This process provides your company with an understanding of what people value most, giving you the knowledge to serve your customers in new and unexpected ways.
Design & Development
Design makes strategy and human insight tangible. We explore and prototype new concepts with you, to help you capture opportunity and grow your business. The result is a product, service, or an experience that touches on every aspect of your customer’s needs.
Community & Education
We are highly involved with the education and design community and we never stop learning. We hold ongoing projects, workshops, and sponsored studios among the industrial design, interaction design, design management, and service design sectors.
We are active in a variety of areas, from the professional to the academic. Here are a few of the people that make up Fulcrum and its growing collective of capabilites.
john mccabe / Executive Director Bio ›
John McCabe is a professor of Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to leading multiple client sponsored studios per term and being the IDSA Faculty Advisor, he is the Coordinator of Marine Design. He came to SCAD in 2007 from Auburn University, where he earned his Master of Industrial Design, Bachelor of Environmental Design and Bachelor of Architecture. His architectural thesis was completed at Auburn University's Rural Studio and was under the instruction of the late Samuel Mockbee.
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lauren peters / PM, Designer Bio ›
Lauren earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design at The Savannah College of Art and Design. While at SCAD she was able to explore the relationships between design, education, and technology. She has gained experience from companies such as Philips Design and Vtech where she worked on projects ranging from neonatal packaging to conceptual mobile phones. Her work has taken her worldwide interacting with several consultancies, internal design teams and manufacturers.
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Bradley Bowers / Designer Bio ›
A storyteller and a lover of things that can fly, Bradley strives to infuse everything with a little mystery and meaning. An alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design he has worked to hone a design language that emphasizes interaction, both psychological and tangible. Bradley has worked with a host of top companies with each client-experience being a journey into un-expected worlds. Bradley travels, cooks, eat, laughs, sings (loudly), draws, paints and enjoys everyday.
jerrod windham / Creative Director Show Bio
Jerrod teaches industrial design at Auburn University. His educational focus lies within generating new research in the areas of design fundamentals and sustainable product design. Jerrod spent the previous seven years working with Push Product Design, a design consulting firm based in Birmingham, AL, where he provided design services to a number of clients including Yamaha, Gibson Guitars, Viking, and Medtronic.
michael felix / Interactionist Bio ›
Michael is an interaction designer currently operating out of Brooklyn, NYC. As the principal of EFFALO, he seeks to guide the synthesis, modulation, and deployment of multimodal interaction environments that promote expressive feedback between humans, nature and technology. At Fulcrum, Michael helps to design interactive systems and modular processes that encourage global awareness within local contexts.
EFFALO / Maker Factory
meleah suddith / Designer Bio ›
MeLeah graduated from the Art Institute of Washington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Her design experience ranges from space planning large scale medical facilities to restoring historic homes to thier original grandeur. MeLeah believes strongly in the practice of design research and the ability to convey ideas both literally and visually. She has a respect for all forms of art and a deep passion for color and its application in all facets of design.
owen foster / Academic Director Bio ›
Owen is an Industrial Design professor at SCAD. His previous experiences include Design Director for multiple product design and manufacturing firms. His diverse background in Architecture, Landscape, Environmental, and Industrial Design has allowed him the opportunity to work on an extensive array of projects ranging from small consumer products to complete green environments for several municipalities. Owen has a relentless work ethic and a thirst for responsible design.
eric stevens / Designer Bio ›
Eric contributes as a designer, idea developer, and problem solver. Passion drives his desire to spread social dignity through the ideas, talent, and abilities of his peers, therefore he thrives on the collaborative process that engages problems and creates solutions. From earning his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Auburn University (where he was awarded his first patent), Eric has developed several products and brands into viable business opportunities, utilizing those techniques to evoke value within his clients' brands.
Twitter / Beta Objects
frank spencer / Foresight Strategist Bio ›
Holding a Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight from the Regent University School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship - and in his role as a Professional Futurist, foresight scenarist & strategist, emerging trend researcher, and professional speaker - Frank has worked with clients such as Social Technologies, Marriott, Mars, Kraft, and various knowledge-based and creative businesses to establish adaptive and transformational strategy through both rigorous methodology and collaborative creativity
Twitter / Kedge Forward / Posterous