This exclusive video series profiles each of the 2018 Housewares Design Awards judges and their views on where they find inspiration.
Jason Belaire has more than 25 years of experience as a creative resource in various capacities of design.
Belaire sits on the Professional Advisory Committee for Metropolitan State University + Art Institute of Colorado, where he advises on the latest design, technology and human-centered design processes. He is also on the advisory board for Struktur Event Outdoor Design Conference.
After completing his tenure as a board director and vp for the western region for the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Belaire advises the speaker, experience and sponsorship efforts for the 2018 International Design Conference for the IDSA held in New Orleans.
Belaire has designed, developed and led product management efforts for high level brands, such as Field Piece, RE:THINK, TARGUS, Columbia, Zen Postures, GoLite, Nature’s Lodge, Cotopaxi, Lafuma Groupe, BlueBird, Sierra Designs, Ultimate Direction, Kelty, Slumberjack, Wenger Swiss Army, Mountainsmith, Browning Camping, and Cabela’s. Products he has designed have won Backpacker Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards, Camping Life Editors’ Choice Awards, Explore Magazine’s Best Gear Awards, and Urban Climber Gear Guide Awards. The Kelty Kids Carrier 3.0 backpack he designed was profiled on the Today Show.
2018 Housewares Design Awards Judges (click on name for profile):