Dennis' love for design originated from the desire to balance his artistic creativity and his engineering sensibilities. Dennis first started with Umbra as a product design intern while pursuing his co-op work experiences prior to his senior undergraduate year. After graduating from Carleton University's School of Industrial Design with high distinction in 2009, Dennis has since returned to become a part of the vibrant design team at Umbra.
1. What are some of the Umbra products you designed? What is your specialty/expertise? What are you currently working on?
Current projects include a family of modern fine tabletop serving-ware, a multifunctional bamboo bath caddy, organically inspired jewelry storage, decorative hooks and more.
Expertise: I enjoy the challenges of figuring the little things out; and ensuring conscious design decisions are made down to the small details to ensure a great product.
2. What are some of the blogs/books/magazines that you read for inspiration?
3. Out of all Umbra designs, what are some of your favourite products? What do you like about the product?