Industrial designer Paul Backett to speak at WWU, Nov. 14

Western Washington University’s Department of Design hosts industrial designer Paul Backett at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Fraser Hall, Room 4.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Backett is an industrial design director at Ziba Design, a strategic design consultancy headquartered in Portland, Ore.

He has more than 10 years of design experience, mostly in consumer electronics, medical, telecommunications, home goods and person care products ranging in complexity from tactical product design to complex design strategies.

At Ziba, Backett is responsible for the creative output of product design projects, as well as guiding and mentoring members of the industrial design group,

Backett has also delivered brand-building solutions for clients such as Nike, P&G, Respironics and Dell.

Prior to joining Ziba, Backett was a designer at Seymour Powell in London, where he worked on programs for Nokia, Unilever and Mission Speakers.

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Backett holds an honors degree in product design from the Glasgow School of Art.

For more information, contact WWU’s Department of Design at 360-650-3660.

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