FOUNDER & ENGINEER, RYAN MONGAN
Ryan Mongan, who as well as a World-Class triathlete, launched Speck in the 90’s spearheading the craze for enveloping and protecting your most treasured personal gadgets. If you have owned an iPod, iPhone or iPad, and sought protection, chances are that you’ve either owned or encountered Speck.
This innovation in branded cases caused a worldwide phenomenon. In the wake of its trail blazing, Speck led the way many others dare to imitate. Handling and maintaining its success came down to a well executed and disciplined brand development strategy of which Ryan was central.
An expert engineer by craft with two engineering degrees from University of California, Berkeley and a graduate degree from Stanford in engineering design, Ryan started his design career at the globally respected IDEO design firm and specializes in development of innovative technical solutions through science, mathematics and good old ingenuity.
FOUNDER & DESIGNER, SIMON GHAHARY
Ghahary’s is an artist, brand architect & lifestyle engineer. Inspired by nature & technology he refers to his fantastical forms as functional art. Simon brings his signature curvaceous style as product designer and brand architect.
Being responsible for the creation of an audio revolution in the shape of the EISA award-winning. Pod loudspeakers helped him crush preconceived box-design stereotypes and establish his trademark organic forms to create the loudspeaker as an art piece, inspiring the space around it when not in use.
A creative multi-disciplinarian with a wealth of design & brand experience, including the Blue Room record & loudspeaker label, countless record covers, brand platforms including Lexus, Life water, Simon has traveled the globe and lived on three continents. This cultural experience has helped him cultivate art in everyday objects and discover design is only relevant to the culture that surrounds it.