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Steve Takayama

Steve Takayama | Design & Product | takayama@briteobjects.com

Master craftsman with a passion for extraordinary design, Steve leads BriteObjects’
product development efforts.
Prior to BriteObject, Steve cofounded non·object. Master craftsman with a passion for extraordinary design, Steve leads non·object's product development efforts. Prior to non·object, Steve was a senior Industrial Designer at IDEO, the world's leading design consulting firm. While at IDEO, Steve led the design of several successful products including the Cisco 7900 family of VoIP phones, Hoover Z-fold vacuum, Vocera Communications Badge, Advanced Bionics Auria, and many others.
Steve's experience as a lead designer at IDEO has enabled him to develop products
that go far beyond user needs and aggressive engineering requirements; Steve's designs consistently evoke emotion, surprise, delight. Steve has designed products across a wide range of industries including consumer electronics, high-tech, furniture, medical equipment, and home appliances. Steve holds 20 patents and has won numerous product awards including IDEA Gold, Silver, red dot, ID Magazine, Neocon Silver. When Steve is able to break away from brainstorming the next big idea, he enjoys hanging out with his three children and dreaming about carving clean lines through deep powder with his wife Susan somewhere in the high Sierras.

Steve earned a B.S. in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. with honors in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.