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Graduated 2010, BFA in Industrial Desgin
currently Industrial Designer, Generac Power Systems

Final drawing of the front panel of a Honeywell product


Casey Dougherty

Casey Dougherty is an advocate of functional and smartly designed product experiences. He started his career path in industrial design after watching a show about the Harley Davidson design team, discovering how functionality drives styling. Since then he has attended The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and expanded his knowledge in the field of product design immensely working with several fortune 500 companies. He believes in research and solving problems with elegant solutions. Casey uses a variety of methods to communicate his design intent to internal and external clients: strong sketching skills, verbal/written communication and 3D modeling.

Casey is currently responsible for day to day industrial design activities (product design, CAD, prototyping, working with external vendors and internal teams). My role also includes the development of long term product design strategies and working cross functionally with large teams for product and brand launches.

Lifestyle photography of a Generac car inverter

“MIAD has allowed me to hit the ground running in my career. The experiences and knowledge I gained while in school have helped me immensely specifically; creativity, business knowledge, teamwork, core design skills and know when not to take things to seriously. My experience at MIAD put everything in place for me to become a future leader in innovation and design.”

(left) rendering (right) drawing of an iX1400, from Casey’s senior project done at MIAD in collaboration with Generac