I believe that in order to achieve successful design it is critically important to consider the customer’s experience as well as the manufacturing process, and optimize for both.
I have designed well over a 100 perfect fit seat covers for a nationally distributed company. I am responsible for every step from determining need for a product through to the final design. This process involves measurements, digital drafting of parts and ordering prototypes, test fitting and editing, and finalizing each design. I work with fabricators and customers directly and indirectly to produce prototypes and trouble shoot construction and fitting issues. Throughout the process I am mindful of the fabrication process as well as the user experience.
The video below is a brief outline of the design process. I wrote, produced, filmed and editted this, and several other instructional videos for GT Covers customers. You can find the rest of them on my YouTube channel.