Jay Urban, 24, Industrial Designer
What are you doing here at ICFF?
Presenting with Rick Lee. It’s our first time here – we’re based in San Francisco – and I actually just started working with the company.
What was your last design purchase?
Asiics soccer shoes – I’m wearing them.
Which common object is most in need of a redesign?
Door handles, bike lanes, and light switches.
How did you get here/what’s your preferred mode of transport?
I flew. Since gas prices went up I’m always on my track bike.
Tell us about your outfit!
The Asiics shoes, Antik Denim jeans, a Great Laundry t-shirt that I got at a thrift shop, and I always have my Knockables (hair ties).
What did you have for breakfast?
A quarter of a Starbucks blueberry muffin – it wasn’t very good – and a grande mocha.
Do you think designers can change the world?
Definitely. Especially sustainable design.