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The work of 

Kaitlin York


Hi There

I am an Industrial Designer who came from years in the kids’ toy and furniture industry where I worked with brands like Disney, Neiman Marcus and Target to bring over 50 products to market. From there I have enjoyed applying that mindset of designing for the unassuming and open minded to design the products of tomorrow. I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a minor in Sustainability Studies.

Enthusiastic and dedicated, I strive to always be working on projects where I can grow, develop, and make an impact. With a strong skill set and relevant experience, I believe I bring creative ideas and successful solutions to the table. Take a look through my work and let me know if I can help you with your product design needs.

Work Experience

Director of Product Design & Dev.
Carolina Pet COmpany

March 2023- Present

Overseeing and designing product development for pet beds and pet accessories for in their house brand as well as licensed partners including Pendleton, Shinola, and Body Glove. Coordinating with suppliers for start to finish design and development.

Design Consultant
University Furnishings

July 2023- Present 

Working to design updated furniture solutions for student housing and apartments. As well as working hand in hand with developers to consult on small space living solutions and furniture. 

Freelance Industrial Designer
SEI Furniture

October 2023- Jan 2024

Working to design Furniture that will stand out in a crowded furniture market. Analyzing future trends and home styles to design towards future needs. 

Contract Industrial designer,
Goba Sports Group

June 2023- October 2023

Bringing new ideas and innovative outdoor products to help Goba expand their product line past their popular Springfree trampoline. 

Industrial Designer II
Modus Applied Innovations

May 2021- November 2022

At modus I joined a small team ready to innovate on the future. In my time there I jumped into the world of electric mobility solutions, transportation design, marine design, emerging technology, UI/UX, virtual reality and future solutions. In my role I worked with clients and engineers to innovate new ideas and make ideas a reality. 

SR. Industiral Designer, Kidkraft

April 2018- May 2021

After beginning my career at Kidkraft, I moved up to Sr. Designer and became design lead for the dollhouse category as well as had the opportunity to mentor associate designers and interns. I managed projects cohesively across all departments to ensure that the design intent, perceived value, marketability, and play value were correct for the SKU all while retaining a core sense of the company brand identity. I also worked closely with licensees like Disney and American Girl. 


Auburn University


Bachelor of Industrial Design 
Minor in Sustainability Studies 
Summa Cum Laude 
Honors Scholar

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