160 - From Off the Deep End of Oakley, to Disrupting Design with Discommon

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Today on Obsessed Show I'm chatting with industrial designer, Neil Ferrier.

Neil Ferrier (who previously worked in advanced product development at Oakley) is a mechanical engineer by degree and the owner of industrial design firm DISCOMMON, which specializes in left of center bespoke goods. Aside from reinventing classic accessories like impact protectant watch wallets made with space-grade foam that hardens upon impact, to fully machined aluminum whisky tumblers, Neil's company was responsible for securing a Boeing cargo plane to land in Hong Kong, pick up millions of PPE masks and deliver them to the healthcare system in South Carolina.

His portfolio of projects ranges in both scale and industry; he's designing custom Air Jordans in collaboration with BOA and The Shoe Surgeon one day, and building portable iPhone-powered ultrasound carrying cases + accessories the next. Dynamic is an understatement.

As a fan of Jordan 1, I’m curious to hear more about these and other projects, and of course, to get to know Neil better.

Okay kids, all the way from Greenville, SC, please welcome, Neil Ferrier.

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