Evan is a freelance industrial designer from New York City who specializes in start-up consulting, early-stage concept development, purpose-driven design, and sustainable materials//manufacturing. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College. a master's in industrial design from Parsons, and a professional background in brand strategy + ethnographic research. Currently, Evan is the lead designer at and founder of Landau Design, LLC, and has worked with clients like Google, Canon, Kraft, and a variety of start-ups and agencies. After the laptop and sketchbook are both shut for the day he is an avid woodworker and grower of plants.
Any Personal Projects?
Piles of them, mostly sustainability-related. I'm always happy to talk about them over coffee.
Creatives I Want to Work With
My Dream Client
One Line of Advice
Go for a walk every day and surround yourself with people who make you happy.
"Harvest Moon" by Neil Young
What "Creative" Means to Me
Listening, reflecting, thinking, and then (only then) making considerate, deliberate decisions.
My Favorite Organizations
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
How do you take care of yourself to stay in the creative flow?
Slow mornings, self-awareness throughout the day, moments of relaxation away from devices, and balancing "work" with "hobbies"
Who are your current / previous clients?
Google, Canon, Kraft Heinz, Jeep, Dodge, Lionsgate, Expo Design Inc, Interplex, Kelton Global, Packbrush (start-up), Remedi (start-up), KozyFone (start-up), Medjool Plus, Anthropocene.Design NGO, Verve, Fohm Co (start-up)
Where are you from? Where do you want to go?
New York. Sometime soon I want to go somewhere I can walk to the beach, the woods, the mountains, and a town from.