Frank M. Grunwald
Instructor // Rueff School // Industrial Design
Frank M. Grunwald is a graduate of Pratt Institute’s department of Industrial Design. His career was primarily in consumer product design and new product development.
As an industrial designer, Frank designed small appliances and audio products at General Electric in Bridgeport Connecticut and later, television and other consumer electronic products in Syracuse New York.
Frank’s design and product planning responsibilities included: Director of Design, Consumer Electronics, Philco – Ford, Philadelphia PA. Manager of Large Screen TV Product Planning, General Electric Co, Portsmouth VA, - Manager, Audio / Video Systems Design, General Electric Co. Portsmouth VA, Manager, Design Operations – General Electric Co. Indianapolis, IN and Manager of Global Design and Design Research, Thomson Multimedia, Indianapolis IN.
Frank’s teaching skills have been in new product and environmental design with emphasis on user, business and technology centered research.
He has lectured on new product development and three dimensional design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, the University of Southern Illinois, the University of Michigan and Arizona State University.
“My passion is creativity combined with strategic design. I believe that strategic design becomes more effective when it focuses not only on the user but also on the future business model combined with new or evolving technologies. I also believe that collaboration (team work) can significantly enhance creativity”.