We’re in This Together

Great design requires great relationships. It’s not just about us. We are looking out for you, your team and the customers that love your products.

Your People + Our People

Your team is passionate about the success of your products. Our people are passionate about design collaboration across all disciplines. Together, we use empathy and respect for each other’s expertise to build relationships that are curious, cooperative, and confident enough to take risks. Mixer brings a fresh outside perspective, but we are always an integral part of your team.

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Institutional Expertise - Individual Efforts

After 20 years, Mixer keeps getting better and better. That’s because of the incredible talent of our people and their passion to keep learning. Every member of Mixer brings a unique perspective and highly developed skills to your design challenges. Use the force multiplier of our entire team’s experience designing hundreds of products for almost every industry.

 

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Lightning in a Bottle

Welcome to our studio. Our home, our soul. Creativity comes from many sources and that energy needs a resistance-free conduit to bring it to light. The dynamic Mixer studio in Austin, TX embraces a company-wide attitude of openness to ideas and possibilities. When you work with Mixer, you will be swept up into the flow of our enthusiasm for great design.

Build to Learn - Test to Prove

We design by learning. We learn by building. Mixer maintains a state-of-the-art prototype shop to facilitate quick and rapid ideation. Designing this way breaks us away from the pristine world of CAD and challenges our ideas to the rigors of gravity, friction and mass. We learn through fast failures. We prove that our ideas truly work.

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Why Mixer? : Chris Cavello / Julie Heard / Blake West

We joined together to form Mixer in 2002 with years of corporate and consulting design experience. We didn’t buy into the industry hype of “star” designers that rarely did more than one project for their clients. Our nature is to create long-term relationships and we still enjoy many after 20 years. Integrity and our healthy work environment has enabled us to build and maintain a talented team that continually learns, grows and laughs together. We get it. You are taking the big risk hiring an outside firm and we aim to earn, then keep, your trust.

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Meet the Team

Chris Cavello
Founding Partner
Julie Heard
Founding Partner
Blake West
Founding Partner
An Tran
Chief Engineer - Executive Program Lead
Amy Williams
Executive Program Lead - Mechanical Engineering
Steve Meosky
Senior Industrial Design Lead
Matt Storey
Executive Program Lead - Industrial Design & UX
Corbett Schoenfelt
Senior Mechanical Engineering Lead
Du Lo
Senior Electrical Engineer
Matt Grossman
Executive Program Lead - Industrial Design & UX
Nick Poteracki
Senior Industrial Design Lead
Bennett Nadeau
Senior Mechanical Engineering Lead
Jose Mendez
Mechanical Engineer
Tim Joe
Industrial Designer
Michael Brown
Mechanical Design Engineer
Matin Atefi
Mechanical Engineer
Max Burtner
Mechanical Design Engineer
Christof Van Der Schyf
Mechanical Engineer
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