Design & Engineering Team

Dustin Headley

Director of Product Design and Development

This is about shaping space in a variety of senses – tackle visual and acoustic. Linking the mechanics of how things go together to solve human problems and celebrate human senses.

Design Philosophy

Be a good human.

Andrew Raffel

Product Engineering Manager

Being able to provide elegant, designed products that enhance everyday spaces people interact in makes way for new avenues of exploration.

Design Philosophy

Bottom up design. Every design decision comes from details. Functionality should take precedence over decoration.

Kyuho Kim

Product Engineer

I always loved to experience and learn about new perspectives of design, and Material is one of the most important starting points of design. Experiencing different material is like exploring whole new worlds. Finding harmonious ways to link the material and form, and lead them to the real world, is the challenge I seek.

Design Philosophy

Stay balanced, value the basics, honor the standard.

Zoe Post

Architectural Design Manager

I prefer thinking about design more holistically, and following architect Ernesto Rogers’ philosophy: “spoon to a city”. I like working on all scales of design problem solving.

Design Philosophy

Good design transforms and improves life on earth.

Pedro Montalvo

Sr. Designer

Being able to bridge both product and architectural design to solve open-space acoustics. Using beautifully designed products in a system that improves the interior design of the space is bridging the gap between two design fields.

Design Philosophy

I think products should speak to the user and help evoke an emotional response. If a designer has these intentions throughout their process, the product and experience will be much more substantial.

Rebecca Keating

Industrial Designer

I grew up wrenching on various vehicles. One day, I realized some vehicles were easier to modify and repair than others because of the way they’d been built. I started to notice the thinking behind the production and form — the actual design of things. Although, I didn’t know it was called design at the time.

Design Philosophy

Less is more, unless something really lights you up, then go full ham.

August Atzenweiler

Industrial Designer

Learning music from an early age and being raised by designers, I grew up learning about sound and how it affects the built environment. It’s an often unseen “X-Factor” that can make or break the design of a space.

Design Philosophy

Design is the act of doing all things with intent and purpose. It is the idea of pouring thoughtfulness into every aspect of life.

Tyler Yager

Sr. Design Manager

Design for the void.

Design Philosophy

Seek challenge, question assumptions, promote good, learn always.

Jiwon Han

Sr. Designer

I joined the TURF team because they have a reputation for putting design first.

Design Philosophy

Think outside the box.

Mike Egan

Designer

Design has forever changed the way I look at the world around me. It’s the never-ending quest to make things better than they were before. I love trying to max out all the best qualities of an idea; that’s why I joined Turf!

Design Philosophy

Keep it simple, keep it fun.

Jo Burton

Designer

Design is about commitment and elevating the spirit. One must stick to the intent, whether it is to be subtle or to be bold, and then test how much they can get away with.

Design Philosophy

"To complicate is easy. To simplify is difficult." —Bruno Munari

Tyler Van Kirk

Designer

Design can be both simple yet complex. It is both the product and the method. You can design at the scale of a city or the scale of a toothpick. If we limit what is and is not design, then we have already failed.

Design Philosophy

If you can design a better way to do anything, do it!