Kurt Rampton

Principal | VP Product Design

As a designer, Kurt has always been most at home where art and engineering intersect. He grew up in a family of art and craft, making his own toys with his brother and sister, and later thrived in the College of Design at Georgia Tech where he was introduced to architecture, building construction, and industrial design. After graduating in Industrial Design with honors and earning the IDSA Student Merit Award, he began his design career with some of the top agencies in the south, serving brands and manufacturers from across the globe. Product design and development provided Kurt the perfect fulfilling medium to exercise his strengths of creativity, problem-solving, design thinking, and team leadership.

In 2010 Kurt planted roots at BOLTGROUP in Charlotte where for the last decade he has grown to lead the product development team and manage several key client relationships. Working collaboratively with the creative team at BOLTGROUP, Kurt has earned dozens of prestigious design awards from Red Dot, iF, IDEA, Good Design, IDA, and Core77. He has also been awarded over a dozen design and utility patents, and even a few brand trademarks. His designs can be found in stores ranging from Home Depot to the Museum of Modern Art gift shop.

In 2020 Kurt became the VP of Product Design at BOLTGROUP, reaffirming his commitment to serving clients with great design and to leading a diverse and talented team of designers, researchers, strategists, and engineers.

Is An Expert In:

Design Communication Problem Solving Visual Brand Language Creative Exploration Design Thinking and Strategy Sustainable Design User Research Design for Manufacture Team Leadership 3D Rendering Concept Rendering Sketching

What Makes Me Me:

Backcountry Mountain Biking in Western NC Getting Lost in the Woods Building Really Big Fires + Tree Forts Gardening DIY Home Improvement Projects Urban Cycling Adventures (e.g., Tour de Charlotte) Pizza Creation + Consumption German Pilsner Sampling Playing Music Too Loud
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