Ken is director of industrial design at LUNAR, the leading industrial-design firm that joined McKinsey Design following its acquisition in early 2015. With nearly three decades of professional design experience, Ken has brought beauty, ingenuity, and charisma to hundreds of products. Before joining LUNAR’s founders as the first employee in 1986, he was an independent industrial designer in the Bay Area.
Ken is primarily involved in leading large-scale programs and managing the industrial-design group to help ensure excellent client service and design quality. He has been a longtime leader of the team, directly responsible for managing the long-term relationship with Hewlett-Packard’s Home Products Division, maker of the market-leading Pavilion line of personal computers.
Ken’s design work has been featured in more than a dozen industrial-design books, as well as publications such as Businessweek, Time, the Wall Street Journal, Axis, Form, Design Report, and Metropolis. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, Chicago Athenaeum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, among others.
Two of his designs, the Apple PowerBook 100 and the Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound System, have received the Businessweek/Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Design of the Decade Award. Recently, his collaboration with Cisco on the iX5000 Telepresence system received the Best of the Best Award from Red Dot. Ken has been honored with more than 25 design awards while at LUNAR. In 2014, LUNAR won the National Design Award for Product Design from Cooper Hewitt.