This exclusive video series profiles each of the 2017 Housewares Design Awards judges and their views on what makes a product great.
Jason Belaire, owner of Enfoque Design in Denver, has more than 20 years of creative service experience for high-profile global clients in the outdoor industry. He has designed, managed and led national and international product development efforts for innovative and award-winning products.
Belaire has led these creative efforts for 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.
Some of his designs were profiled on the Today Show. He also holds the position of district vp/board of directors for the world’s largest and oldest industrial design organization IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America). He judges industry leading design award programs and also creates District Design Conferences for the west region for IDSA.
He is an advocate for design and inclusivity of design disciplines and is invited to present this philosophy at many industry conferences. Belaire has also been creating Design + Trending Centers in trade shows to bring awareness of the process of design and the responsibility of the role of the designer for the past four years.
2017 Housewares Design Awards Judges (click on name for profile):
Helen Maria Nugent