The Designer Dating Game – Product Design

The Designer Dating Game – Product Design


February 27


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm


Design Core Detroit

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WSU Industry Innovation Center

461 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202

Are you an entrepreneur with a product idea?  An existing business looking to improve a product?  Or someone curious about how design helps companies big and small get the products you love to market?

Join us at the WSU Industry Innovation Center for some retro game show fun. Think panel discussion with pizzaz.

In each round of the game, our contestants will ask members of Detroit’s Design Network challenging questions about how design resources and services help product companies solve market and manufacturing problems. 

Our first contestant is Traci Reedy, founder of Titan Trach Ties and the Trach Shop, where she designs and manufactures custom tracheostomy covers.  She’ll chat with three designers: Josiah LaColla, Senior Industrial Designer at Sundberg Ferar, Kristen Keenan, founder and CEO of Trichromatic Studio, and Blair Evans, Executive Director at Incite-Focus.

In our second round, we’ll meet Chris Casteel, CEO of A New Life Prosthetics and Orthotics, which designs and manufactures prosthetics and orthotics in Detroit’s New Center Neighborhood.  Chris will chat with three designers: Blair Evans, Executive Director at Incite-Focus, Larry Rhodes, industrial designer at Disher, and Tom Pavlak, prinicipal at POCO Labs.

You can look forward to happy hour networking with food and beverages, and two rounds of the Designer Dating Game. Tickets are free, but registration is requested, so get your studio audience tickets today.

Brought to you in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect. For additional information, please contact Bonnie Fahoome, Director of Business Programs at Design Core, at or 313-664-1479.