After graduating form North Carolina State University, School of Design in 1981, Paul began his career designing for Texas Instruments. In 1985 he returned to graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art, exploring issues of form language and narrative in everyday products. Much of this work was widely published and influential in evolving the discourse associated with Product Semantics. In 1988 Paul moved to frogdesign as Design Director, continuing to develop “product stories” for such clients as Eveready, Samsung and Apple Computer.
Since co-founding Montgomery Pfeifer in 1990, Paul continues to lead Industrial Design, Identity Design, Interaction Design and Mechanical Design programs for domestic and international clients such as Microsoft, Logitech, Lifescan and Alcatel.
Paul’s work has been recognized internationally through numerous awards and granted over thirty US Patents. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and Cooper-Hewitt in New York and is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Associate Professor, Design