Sam Dirani

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Sam Dirani graduated with BS in Biological Sciences and genetics in 2001 and began his professional career as a scientist working for a variety of companies including Syngenta, Bayer Pharma, and the Duke Center for Human Genetics.  In 2003, Sam changed careers to pursue his other passion, Design.  Starting out at a local exhibit design firm, Sam was introduced to Industrial Design and went on to receive his Master’s of Industrial Design from the NCSU College of Design, where he had the opportunity to teach/train others and focused his studies on materials and manufacturing processes. 

After graduation, Sam went on to work at a variety of design firms as a fabricator, designer, and shop manager as well as designing for clients around the world, including Google.  He has over fifteen years of design experience, fifteen of years of shop/ fabrication experience and is well versed in a variety of materials and manufacturing processes.  He has also helped create a few start-ups and knows first-hand the importance of design and affordable prototyping to the success of a business.