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Local man wins international design award for newly developed wrist therapy brace

(Photo provided) Columbia City native Tim Craig, below, was recently honored with an international design award for a product he helped develop. In the photo, Craig is holding a copy of I.D. Magazine featuring the 54th annual Design Review.

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Tim Craig of Columbia City, Ind., was honored recently when a product he worked on as design manager won an international design award.

The 360° Wrist Therapy Brace, which sells in stores nationwide, received an honorable mention in the consumer products category of I.D. Magazine’s 54th Annual Design Review. It is featured in the August issue of the magazine.                   

“It’s pretty awesome,” said Tim, a senior designer with Davison in Pittsburgh. “It’s nice that all the persistence and hard work paid off.”

Craig is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute in Ft. Wayne, where received an associate’s degree in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design in 2001. He joined Davison as a junior designer upon graduation and was promoted to senior designer in 2003. He manages the design of more than 100 products each month. 

According to the summary printed in I.D.’s Annual Design Review, “The judges unanimously loved the 360° Wrist Brace.” One judge proclaimed that the product was a “great idea,” while another complimented the color and how easy it was to put on with only one hand.  

The simple yet highly functional 360° Wrist Therapy Brace treats, protects and supports injured and afflicted wrists without limiting mobility. More than 69,700 units of the product have been sold.

As design manager, Craig oversaw the design, prototyping, packaging, engineering and photography of the product. In fact, his is the hand wearing the wrist brace in the photo on the package, as well as in I.D. Magazine. Upon seeing it in the prestigious magazine, Craig had “a smile from ear to ear.”

In addition, Inventionland, which Craig helped to build and where he now works, was featured as a creative workplace in the January / February issue of I.D. Magazine.

Davison is a new product development company that provides a variety of services to inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs, which include research, industrial design, video, product samples, packaging, presentation and royalty management.

Products designed by Davison have sold in stores such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, K-Mart, FAO Schwarz, JCPenney, Linens ‘n Things, Dick’s Sporting Goods, AutoZone, Dunham’s Sports, Modell’s, The Sports Authority and Cabela’s.

Learn more at www.davison.com.

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