Melanson Design is an industrial design consultancy that works with diverse clients across a wide breadth of product categories, development stages, and project scope.  Chris Melanson, founder and industrial designer, brings with him 15+ years of professional design experience that spans a mixture of in-house corporate teams, start-ups, and freelance.  With a primary focus in CPG, he has commercialize products in consumer electronics, consumer accessory equipment, high-performance reusable packaging, outdoor gear, and lifestyle accessories.
A native to the northeast, Chris has his roots in the Mount Hope Bay region of southern MA.  Leaving the northeast for the Arizona desert in the early 2000s, he received his B.S. in Industrial Design from Arizona State University.  Post graduation, he spent a few years exploring the southwest, picking up freelance jobs along the way, before moving to Colorado in 2010 to began his nearly 12-year career with Otter Products (Otterbox / LifeProof / Liviri).  In early 2022, he left Otter Products to lead product development at Vessel - a small start-up in the cannabis industry -  before making the leap to follow a long-time dream of starting his own consultancy.
Chris operates from his studio office at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina, and leverages his extensive network of experts across disciplines to ensure full-spectrum product development support for his clients.
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