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Design Team


Ryan loves solving problems and leading a highly creative team. You can find him after hours in the shop, wrenching on an old car or sewing up a new backpack. He’s also game for any outdoor adventure.

Ryan Bailey

Industrial Design Creative Director
Steven Bockmann

Steven is a highly creative and passionate designer with gearhead tendencies. With a background in industrial and transportation design, he relishes any opportunity to design something fast.

Steven Bockmann

Lead Industrial Designer

Karen has nine years of experience creating graphics and branding at Laut Design. When she's not drooling over logo design, you can find her crocheting or spending time on the lake with her family.

Karen Widman

Senior Graphic Designer
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Chris is a strategic designer and problem solver with a strong focus on branding. When he's not designing you might find him cooking with his fam or geeking out over the latest superhero flick.

Chris Corridore

Senior Graphic Designer

Marty is a well-rounded senior industrial designer who has both international corporate and design consultant work experience. He believes design is kind of like cooking which is delivering the right thing to the right customer in the right timing.

Marty Ma

Senior Industrial Designer

Prasad loves creative problem solving and designing meaningful products. He has a background in mechanical engineering, and in his free time, he is most likely to be found somewhere in the mountains!

Prasad Joshi

Staff Industrial Designer

Darren is a passionate designer who enjoys a challenge and exploring creative ways to solve them. When he is not designing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking through nature with his dog, staying active, and having fun where ever it takes him.

Darren Costelloe

Staff Industrial Designer

Jordan is a web specialist with a BA in computer science from UNCW and a certificate in digital marketing from UNC. He enjoys the challenge of merging optimized code and effortless user experiences.

Jordan Smith

Staff Web Specialist

Logan is a creative problem solver and designer. He enjoys taking on challenges and is often looking for new and exciting ways to express his creativity. In his free time, he enjoys being with his wife, reading, and hiking.

Logan Price

Junior Industrial Designer

Administration Team

Mike Laut

Michael is a designer and fabricator, professor, and entrepreneur. His expertise is focused on defense, medical, and consumer devices and brands, building creative teams, and other entrepreneurial activity.

Michael Laut


Jessie provides detail focused project support for both teams. She has a BFA in studio art and photography from ECU and experience in graphic printing. When she is not at Laut, you can find her on adventures with her husband and dog.

Jessie Cox

Project Support Lead

Sonja enjoys strategic thinking. Her background is in education and design thinking. When not managing projects, Sonja can be found outside with her family or discovering new craft skills and recipes.

Sonja McKay

Project Coordinator

Whitney is an attentive administrator by day and a bubbly bibliophile by night. She tackles our administrative, HR, and facilities needs with joy. She likes adventures, both in the kitchen and on the trail.

Whitney Wilson

Operations & Human Resources Manager

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Opal Laut

Studio Dog