Who are we?

We are an award-winning product design company that specializes in creating innovative and aspirational product designs. Our SoHo, New York City office is cross-pollenated by the cultures of fashion, architecture, graphics, film, sculpture, art, and music—all influences that keep the Pollen team bubbling with fresh ideas and aesthetic enthusiasm. All products designed, photos shot and videos filmed in house.

 

Ed Kilduff
Principal & Co-founder
Ed has 20 years experience in the consulting business- designing housewares, consumer electronics, sports gear, jewelry, and many other product categories. Before co-founding Pollen Design in 1997, Ed designed for Smart Design, NIKE, Reebok, Fisher-Price, and Starbucks- designing hundreds of products and packages. These efforts has awarded Ed over 50 patents, many international design awards, including Museum of Modern Art permanent collection. Ed graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Industrial Design, winning the Design Department Student Merit Award.
Dean Chapman
Principal & Co-founder
Before founding Pollen Design in 1997, Dean was a designer at Smart Design Inc involved in all aspects of industrial design for the mass consumer market. He has also worked at Henry Dreyfuss Associates, NYC, andTram Industrial Design, in France, working on numerous projects as diverse as; aircraft interiors, color specifications, cameras, to ski and sports equipment. Originally from England, he was employed at IBM as a product development engineer for new technology products. He has been a guest speaker at IDSA conferences talking on subjects as diverse as product material selection to the dynamics of teamwork and lateral thinking. He received an HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Basingstoke College and a First Class Honors degree in Industrial Design from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.