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.

Jiwon Han

Design Manager

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

Design Philosophy

Think outside the box.

Tyler Yager

Design Manager

Design for the void.

Design Philosophy

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

Andrew Raffel

Product Design 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.

Zoe Post

Architectural Project 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.

Harrison Steinbuch

Production Design Manager

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in shaping space. I get most excited about producing engaging environments, fabricating interesting experiences and experimenting with new ways to make captivating spatial effect.

Design Philosophy

Design is the act of making with intent, solving problems creatively, and thinking critically about form and function at every scale.

Mike Egan

Sr. Design Engineer

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.

Tyler Van Kirk

Design Engineer

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!

Rebecca Keating

Design Engineer

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.

Hayden Newton

Design Engineer

My favorite way to think as a designer is to begin with an absurd idea and will it into reality. My favorite way to make that happen is through rigorous digital and physical testing.

Design Philosophy

Let’s build it.

Jo Burton

Design Engineer

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

August Atzenweiler

Design Engineer

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.

Alex Moore

Design Engineer

Out of fear of boxing myself in, I approach being a designer as an ever-evolving cycle of gaining new experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The process of constantly asking new questions and merging ideas allows for unique solutions regardless of context or scale.

Design Philosophy

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein