Consulting - ideasonlegs

Advising, Research, and Product Development Skills:

Business strategy

Technology advising for investors

Organizational and individualized visioning

Systems thinking and analysis

Product/ process design for medical, industrial, and consumer markets

Environmental and socio-economic assessments


Seminars and workshops

Project planning

Research Product/ process development and optimization

Coordinate and interface with your company’s internal staff

Click Here to see a portfolio of designs for manufactured products

Bill Hess (principal and owner of Ideas on Legs), his perspective and experience as an advisor and researcher After completing my graduate studies in biomedical engineering in 1997, I decided to work in product development consulting. Through successful networking I began a job at one of the country’s leading product development consulting companies. Working at this company left an indelible impression; I contributed to the design of a large number of products within a relatively short period of time and learned a tremendous amount about designing products for manufacturing. Since then, I have worked as a advisor on several projects.

I am experienced as an eco-conscious studio artist, teacher, research engineer, and designer, and bring these skills as additional assets to my offerings as an advisor. I love combining my interpersonal, creative, and analytical abilities to provide the most helpful advice and strategy for your project.

While most of my work is artistic and design oriented, I have a steadfast curiosity about how things work from a scientific and technical perspective. For example, as I create designs in recycled glass, I keep a watchful eye toward new ways to use this material. How can the shapes of the bottles become a unique benefit toward a new product or application? In addition to my studio work, I recently led a small team of university students through an investigation of biodegradable packaging for medical and pharmaceutical products. In engineering graduate school, I performed biomechanical research on joints and muscles. I remain attracted to the complexity and excitement surrounding the inner workings of the human body and the details of basic scientific research. I always continue to delve deeper to find seemingly subtle, but substantial, intersections in the curiosities of glass, packaging, design, and biology. With my broad perspective, I provide helpful suggestions and insights on a variety of projects.

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