Callye Keen is a product designer with a long manufacturing history and over 200 products under his belt. Coming from a family background in low-volume, high-precision manufacturing, Callye now runs Red Blue Collective, a group that aims to help hardware startups get off the ground. Our conversation with Callye covers a range of topics, including:
The satisfaction of manufacturing: holding a product in your hand that you designed and made
Transparency and community engagement via showing the process
The importance of makerspaces, the maker movement, and social media
Ideas are worthless. Execution is everything.