Dave Gibson


Industrial Design

Office: GEH A401

E-mail: dagibson@kean.edudagibson@WKU.edu.cndave@davegibsoncreative.com

Website: www.davegibsoncreative.com ; https://www.instagram.com/davegibsoncreative/



DSN 1103 Visual Techniques 1

GD 1000 Computer Graphics 1

IND 1300 Drafting and CAD in Industrial Design

IND 1308 Introduction to Industrial Design

IND 2300 Industrial Design Fundamentals

IND 2301 Model Design



Dave first studied Industrial Design at Brigham Young University in the United States.  Afterward he worked as a professional Industrial/Product Designer for the over 13 years designing consumer products for brands such as Nike, Coleman, Rubbermaid, Eagle Creek, Rawlings, BlendTec, and Phillips to name a few.  He has mainly worked in the outdoor and sporting goods markets but has also worked on medical products, housewares, and other markets both as an inhouse designer and as a consultant.  He began teaching about 5 years ago at the University level by chance and since then has caught the teaching bug.  Dave continues to work as a professional design consultant to compliment his academic work.  He found a love for China through his professional interactions and friendships developed through business work through the years.  Dave is excited to be here with his family and be a part of this amazing place that is China…


Research Interests

Molecular Logics in Micro-Bamboo Structures

Water Quality Innovation Ideation in Wenzhou City

Parametric/Algorithmic Design in the context of rapid prototyping, mass production, and artificial intelligence

Materials and Manufacturing Education for Design


Academic Experience

Adjunct Professor University of Utah (Multi-Disciplinary Design) 2014-2018

-Outdoor Product Design Studio

– Rapid Visualization Techniques

– Materials and Manufacturing for Design


2019: Guest Speaker- Utah State University

“Making Better Outdoor Products”


2018: Guest Speaker- Utah State University

“The Values of Design”



2018: Expert Panelist- University of Utah, Lassonde Institute

“Entrepreneurship in the Arts”


2017: Guest Speaker- University of Utah, Lassonde Institute

“Understanding and Utilizing Design Thinking in Business”


2017 – 2018: Design Thinking Sprint Facilitator

Impact Hub Salt Lake Design Thinking Sprints (Multiple Occasions)


2013: Guest Speaker- Xavier University

“Graphic Application Principles in Industrial Design”


2013: Guest Speaker- Johns Hopkins University / Maryland Institute College of Art

” Industrial Design and Product Development from a Business Point of View”