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As one of the top product design consultancies in The Bay Area, we are breaking biases every day! We work with some incredibly powerful women here at Speck Design, from the female innovators whom we design products for to our female team members who help make them a reality. In our March Newsletter, Speck Design keeps the diversity conversations going. Read more in our journal: https://www.speckdesign.com/the-journal

As one of the top product design consultancies in The Bay Area, we are breaking biases every day! We work with some incredibly powerful women here at Speck Design, from the female innovators whom we design products for to our female team members who help make them a reality. In our March Newsletter, Speck Design keeps the diversity conversations going. Read more in our journal: https://www.speckdesign.com/the-journal

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  1. 1. Bioplastic Magic:A Polystyrene Foam Made from worms Charlotte Böhning and Mary Lempres of Doppelgänger have developed a bioplastic version of polystyrene foam. Chitofaom, as it is called, is shock- absorbent, water-resistant, biodegradable, and is made from the exoskeleton of mealworms! Learn More About Chitofoam → A Better Way to Shine:Bio Glitter Bio Glitter is the only certified biodegradable glitter product in the world. Created by Shari Siadat, the force behind beauty brand TooD, it is a product intended for people of all genders and ages—based on self-love, self- expression, experimentation, and celebration. See the Goods → Meng Du Creates “Leather” Bags from Grape Skins The Unwasted collection of bags by female visionary Meng Du is gorgeous and sustainable!Made with an alternative leather produced from leftover grape skins, the collection contains two bags in two colors: Merlot and Chardonnay. Keep an eye on Odd Bird to buy one later this year. Learn More About Grape Leather → Finally, Female Friendly Products Women are different than men!This is why we are highlighting a handful of unique designs, in which the designers recognized the millions of small details that make women unique and designed around them, for them. See the Designs → It's Women's History Month, which means we get to keep our diversity features and conversations going in March! We work with some incredibly powerful women here at Speck Design, from the female innovators who we design products for to our female team members who help make them a reality. We count ourselves lucky to have these fabulous ladies in our sphere and applaud their contributions to breaking gender biases every day!What does breaking the bias mean to you? Join our conversation on LinkedIn. O N  T HE   HO R I Z O N Her-Stories:Profiles of the Female Professional Whether it is underrepresentation in the industrial design professions or living in a world where products are designed for male users, 50% of society, women, can often feel left out. In March, we are continuing our call for inclusion by highlighting women's struggles in the workforce and talking to some of our female employees about their journeys into product design. F R O M   O UR   J O UR NA L S A Candid Discussion with Speck’s owner, Michael Sprauve We sat down with Speck Design's owner, Michael Sprauve, to see how a young, precocious black kid from New York ended up running one of the leading product design consultancies in Silicon Valley. As we learned from him—insatiable curiosity, grit, determination, and intelligence were only part of a bigger picture.   Watch this video clip to learn more → White Space:Black Designers Needed:Part 2 When it comes to diversity, we understand (but do not endorse) the truism, "You win some, you lose some,"but why do black designers keep losing? We explored this by following the money in part 2 of our White Space: Black Designers Needed blog series. Read More → T HE   S P O T L I G HT   O N  F I E R C E   F E M A L E   D E S I G NS At Speck Design, we have been creating the future for 25 years, helping our clients build lasting connections with their customers through compelling and innovative product design. We believe the catalyst for effective design is passion, diversity, and partnership. We work with organizations big and small, local and global, start-up and legacy to bring their dreams to life and their vision to market. About Us    Our Projects    The Journal    Contact Us Connect with us on our social media

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