Warren Ginn is Principal of GinnDesign Product Development, in Raleigh, NC where he works his magic merging design, materials and manufacturing processes. Having worked as an industrial designer within in several in-house, design consulting and manufacturing organizations, he's a strong advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration between the designer, engineering, manufacturing and supplier communities. He currently serves on the board of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) as the VP of the Professional Interest Sections. He previously served as chair of the Materials and Processes Section of IDSA for 11 years and is still evangelizing the value of materials and processes education within the industrial design community. He received his degree in Product Design from North Carolina State University.