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BIOGRAPHY

Grant has designed hundreds of products ranging from furniture, sporting goods, consumer electronics, retail environments, protective gear, and housewares - Focus has been in footwear design, leading design for many shoe companies, including Senior Director of Design at Vans shoes (01-08) - Launched his own shoe co, Urshuz, in 2008, based on his patented design - Has taught at ACCD since 07- Launched the firm ideapiphany in 2011, which specializes in bringing products to market via licensing.

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design 1995 Industrial Design
Diploma Capilano College, Vancouver BC 1991 Graphic Design / Illustration

WORK INCLUDES

Founder / Chief Creative Officer - 2008 - present
Urshuz
Co-founder / Solutionist - 2011 - present
ideapiphany llc
Senior Director of Design - 2001 - 2008
Vans shoes
Design Director - 1998 - 2001
DVS / Lakai
Designer - 1996 - 1998
E-West Design
Designer - 1995
Stuart Karten Design

CLIENTS INCLUDE

Vans, Puma, Converse, Nautica, DVS, Gravis, Sombrio, WePower

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

Dwell on Design, June 2012

AWARDS INCLUDE

FootwearPlus - Action sports design of the year/Vans - 2006
FootwearPlus - Action sports design of the year/Vans - 2005
FootwearPlus - Action sports design of the year/Vans - 2003

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

http://blogs.artcenter.edu/dottedline/2011/06/14/urshuz/
http://gizmodo.com/5766592/never-worry-about-wearing-out-your-favorite-shoes-again
http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2011/10/urshuz-fall-2011-footwear
http://www.thrillist.com/style/nation/urshuz_online-shops_sneakers_custom_shoes
http://www.treehugger.com/style/instant-recyclable-shoes-make-a-pair-into-4-or-more.html?campaign=daily_nl
http://design.org/blog/lego-inspired-interchangeable-shoes-men-urshuz
http://www.styleguru.com/entry/bid-farewell-to-those-devasted-shoe-soles-and-embrace-urshuz/
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/customized-interchangeable-recycled-urshuzs
http://www.sneakerfiles.com/2011/09/06/urshuz-interchangeable-shoes/
http://revolutionartmagazine.com/wp/2011/09/urshuz-your-shoes-your-creation/
http://www.soleredemption.com/urshuz-interchangeable-shoe/
http://www.sneakertube.tv/blog/2011/09/urshuz-puts-new-meaning-to-changing-your-shoes/
http://shoenista.blogspot.com/2011/10/urshuz-new-eco-friendly-footwear-brand.html
Designer Chat Room interview, Earnshaws Footwear Plus, July 2002, pg. 37
Vertex accupressure chair design published in 1998 Graphis / New Talent Design Annual
FunLight childrens flashlight concept published in 1994 Graphis / Products By Design

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

IDSA

CLASSES

IS: Moreless
IS:Prod Devlpmnt thru Market
Mobility Design 2
Product Design 4
Product Design 8
Purina One Snacks Brand
Rapid Problem Solving
Shoe Design
Studio Independent Study
   
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