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

Creative Director

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

Lead Graphic & Brand Designer

Marty is a well-rounded senior industrial designer who has both international corporate and consultancy work experience. He believes design is like cooking; delivering the right thing to the right customer at the right time.

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

Senior Industrial Designer

Gabriel is an industrial designer who has worked across a broad range of markets and industries and loves the challenge of a complex project. For him the beauty of design is manifest when a product experience comes across as simple and elegant without betraying the true complexity of the interlinked problem/solution efforts underlying its development. Beyond design he has a passion for traveling, all the outdoor activities and making things with his own two hands.

Gabriel Collins

Senior Industrial Designer

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

Staff Industrial Designer

Jordan is a Web Specialist with a BS 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

Charlie is an engineer, maker, and lifelong learner. A jack of many trades and master of some, he most enjoys watching a prototype come together. Aside from making, you might find him on a surfboard, snow skis, or anywhere in between.

Charlie Horvath

Staff Design Engineer

Jihoon believes that the essence of design is a value proposition to consumers visually, physically, and emotionally. He is always keeping his eyes on new trends and fads.

Jihoon Kim

Staff Industrial Designer

Zach is an Industrial Designer with a background in model-making and fine woodworking. At Laut, he loves getting his hands dirty in the shop to bring prototypes to life. Outside of work, he can most likely be found biking or surfing with his toddler and wife.

Zach Buerkle

Staff Industrial Designer

Emma is a UX/UI Designer who has a passion for shaping and creating experiences that help users accomplish their goals seamlessly. She is an explorer, an artist, and a book lover.

Emma Campbell

Staff UX/UI Designer

Randy is an experienced brand identity designer that enjoys seeing concepts come to life. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three kids, training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and being active in his community.

Randy Dunson

Staff Graphic Designer

Akshay assists in shop builds and ideation. With a background in mechanical engineering and industrial design, he enjoys critical thinking and a holistic approach to design. He is all ears for a philosophical debate, heavy metal music or a bicycle tour.

Akshay Bharati

Junior Industrial Designer

Coming from a Visual Arts background, Jack particularly loves the storytelling aspect of Industrial Design. He is continuing his mission to learn how to make anything he can imagine. When off mission, you’ll find him catching up on Film, TV, and Games or trying to spend as much time outside as possible.

Jack Wilcox

Junior Industrial Designer

When not wrenching on something old and rusty, Mark is collecting antiques for friends or inventing new shop tools. If it were healthy to have a weekly tetanus shot, our fabricator extraordinaire would be first in line.

Mark Hill

Fabricator / Director of Rad

Rebecca had a mentor teach her: “Don’t send out no ugly food” (an original quote from a Denny’s sign) and she now lives her life by this message. Time, dedication, and a careful design eye goes into every project she makes so it is exactly as imagined. If something is happening outside, that’s where you’ll find Rebecca. She likes to camp, hike, sail, and garden.

Rebecca Ross

Fall ID Intern

Administration Team

Mike 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.

Mike Laut

Founder & CEO

Jesse Bragdon

Growth Manager

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

Harold is experienced in many areas of Accounting and Finance. With degrees from NC State and love for anything “Wolfpack”, Harold enjoys attending NCSU Sporting Events. Otherwise when not working, he can be found Saltwater Fishing or spending time with Family.

Harold Wall

Financial Controller

With an education degree from NC State, Callie takes pride in supporting others. She enjoys traveling and connecting with family and friends. After hours, she will likely be spending time outside or cooking!

Callie Kirsch

Office Administrator

  • Guest Reception
  • Asset Retrieval
  • Janitorial Services

Opal Laut

Studio Dog