Swarm is a team of nerdy designers, engineers, and starry-eyed dreamers who live to build. From shoes to shocks, from furniture to fully automated ski-waxing machines, the people at Swarm thrive on turning ideas into real, working products — no matter how complex. Could they build a rocket and send it to Mars? Maybe... and it would probably be powered by an Arduino.
Swarm is built on the idea that physical products must be human-centered. Products exist for people. They must solve a problem, make an emotional connection, and ultimately, they have to work. This doesn’t come from sitting and staring at a CAD model. Sure, Swarm uses all the latest design tools. To truly understand a design, however, you must interact with it. You have to feel the weight in your hand, and see the proportions in real space. Prototyping is fundamental to Swarm’s process. 3D printing, CNC-routing, welding, cutting, soldering, sewing, coding, and sanding are all necessary to get a design right, and Swarm obsesses over these processes. Swarm combines the DIY fabricator attitude with serious engineering horsepower to efficiently build products that people love.
It isn't enough to be the world’s premier full stack product development, industrial design, and engineering firm. Swarm understands that product success requires an ecosystem. It requires a robust supply chain, a strong brand, and a strategy to get to market. Swarm has the experience to find the right factories. Swarm has the experience to build a brand, a visual identity, and a trade show booth. Swarm will turn your idea into a product and connect to the people who will give you their cold, hard cash. They love your product, they love your brand, and they love you. That’s what Swarm is all about.
Jon Hart is a Machinator.
He obsesses over manufacturing, and builds machines to build objects.
Pete Journell is not afraid.
He has a torrid love affair with electrons and code, and won't apologize.
Robert Gipple is a builder.
Give an engineer a welder and CNC machines and he is unstoppable.
Jeremy Villata is an intern.
We all start somewhere. Swarm is actively working to corrupt him.
Devin Howells is a Juxtaposer.
He has a keen sense for the awesome, and moves things around until he finds it.
Chris Witham is an Objectifier.
He weaves webs of design to trick people into falling in love... with objects.