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

“Experiences over things” is a mantra that guides Kyle in life and design. He’s inherently curious and loves to collaborate to find the most correct solutions, whether it’s an object, a business, a process, or a brand. Kyle loves good coffee, good reads, and a good excuse to be outside.

Kyle MacDonald

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

Senior Graphic 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

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

Industrial 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

Industrial Design Intern

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

Travis Lintner

Human Factors Specialist

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

Crystal focuses on our client relationships and helps assess any new project needs. Her expertise is in product design and development. Outside the office, you can find her gardening, painting, or squeezing in a quick trip to the beach with her husband and two sons.

Crystal Holloway

Business Development 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