Director, Industrial Design

Kalamazoo

Jeff Browne

Inspired by his team

Jeff brings a passion to push beyond the norm to develop new and meaningful products for the consumer. A Michigan native who previously worked at Whirlpool and Masco, he has been part of and led teams that developed everything from laundry machines to faucets, writing implements to label printers, and food storage to cutlery. Through these experiences, Jeff has developed the ability to see big-picture needs without losing sight of the small details that take a product from good to great. Now Jeff is building great teams at Newell Brands that deliver great design and have fun while doing it.

Jeff earned his BFA in Industrial Design at College for Creative Studies.

Favorite book
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. “I like to think that people come to conclusions in a relatively rational manner. This book lays out the case for the opposite.”

Source of design inspiration
His team. Watching them successfully work through a challenge by trying different approaches inspires him to continue to think differently and live up their expectations.

Where he does his best thinking
On end-of-the-day runs, during which he clears his head, works through problems, and plans various types of activities.