Kevin Beard

Humanities and Sciences / Product Design


My executive and entrepreneurial experience in design and brand creation and development gives me a unique insight into brand-driven companies, their customers and consumers. This experience drives my teaching and work as the director of wearables and soft goods design in the Product Design Department.

I am a "shoe dog," having spent my career using design to increase athlete performance with Adidas, Reebok, K-Swiss and the brand I designed and founded called Piloti. I am passionate about all forms of motorsport and car culture, for which Piloti supplied competition and street-casual footwear and accessories.

On a personal note, my wife and I train in hunter-jumper equestrian sport. When I was a student at ArtCenter I played tenor sax in the Vocalions blues band.


  • HBUS-220-01: Money Math for the Right Brain
  • HENT-100-01: Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • PRD-309-02: Design Lab 1
  • PRD-461-01: Professional Preparation
  • PRD-061-01: Professional Preparatn (wkshp)