collaborations ranging from global companies to small, innovative start-ups.
Sichen is a Providence-based industrial designer who uses her hybrid skill set to create products across industries. She has designed landscapes, interior and furniture designs, footwear, toys and packaging. Sichen received her bachelor of Engineering from Tianjin University. She worked in Beijing as a User Experience Designer for one year before entering RISD’s Industrial Design graduate program and achieving her Masters of Industrial Design.
Doug is Fulcrum’s founder and CEO. He began his career building solar homes, kitchens, kiosks, stores and interiors 30+ years ago. Since then, he has diversified his expertise into design, engineering, machining, and manufacturing. He holds 7 patents in mechanical devices, new technologies, and manufacturing techniques.
A RISD graduate with degrees in Fine Arts and Industrial Design, Doug has taught at RISD for 15+ years. He has worked with an extensive list of international corporate clients that include: Reebok, Tiffany, BASF, and Philips. His work has received awards from the Industrial Design Society of America, Krups Corporation, The American Steel and Wire Institute, and RISD’s Thomas Alva Edison award. Doug advises and mentors numerous start-ups and is active in many organizations that improve the lives of people, the planet, and biodiversity.
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