I am a product designer specializing in hardware prototyping, with experience ranging from manufacturing lines and CNC shops to architecture crits and user centered design.

I love ambiguous problem spaces and do my best thinking when my hands are involved.

:: let’s DO something ::

Hardware Prototyping Specialist


I am a designer specializing in concept-to-fabrication hardware prototyping, making me equally comfortable ideating at a whiteboard as chatting about CNC milling strategies.

I love ambiguous problem spaces and do my best thinking when my hands are involved.



HELLO@XBREMER.com … Or, I bet you can guess my GMAIL ADDRESS!



My product design career started in mechanical engineering in New York, which I put on hold after college to pursue the masochistic and austere lifestyle of professional bicycle racing. Thusly sobered, I moved west for a degree in design and now identify as a seasoned sourdough bread maker and NYC native cum rock climber and backcountry skier… Oh, and designer.

In my work I strive to balance the creative and technical, which to me means being as comfortable creating designs for ambiguous problems as I am devising detailed solutions for executing them. It also means that I am equally comfortable talking to designers, engineers, and machinists or fabricators.

I have experience on manufacturing lines in China, in using all kinds of CNC machines at a world-class digital fabrication studio in San Francisco, at design critiques in a premier Seattle architecture firm, and around all things sound at the Innovation lab of an industry-leading consumer electronics audio company…

Whether I’m owning a design-to-CNC process myself end-to-end, or collaborating on a design project with product managers, engineers, and researchers, I love tackling new challenges. Ambiguity be damned.



SENNHEISER Strategic Innovation - creating microphone array prototypes and leading user centered design projects for consumer headphones.

SYLVAN RAY FURNITURE - taking designer Matthew Sellens’ hand-carved geometry through 3D scanning, CAD part/joint creation, and CNC toolpath/fixturing to create first prototype.

AUTODESK Pier 9 Workshop - original workflows hybridizing advanced digital fabrication processes with traditional craft techniques, clocking over 1000 hours of CNC time (5-axis wood, lathe, mill, waterjet).

OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS - designs and prototypes for kinetic architectural elements.

APPLE Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Macbook Pro assembly line failure analysis.

STANFORD, UC BERKELEY, CCA - various shop and classroom teaching roles


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