Kicker Studio is a collective of designers, researchers, scientists and artists.
Our innovative design is the kicker that creates smarter products, and smarter products make life easier.





We empower an inventive and inspiring team of experienced creative professionals- designers, scientists, developers, artists, researchers, robotists, machinists and engineers, to focus on the areas they’re positively passionate about, and that’s the kicker to ground-breaking design.


  • Jody Medich

  • ceo, founder, designer, artist

In her 18-year design career, Jody has created just about everything from advertising to physical products to R&D for over 300 companies. Jody is also a practicing artist represented by Mercury20 Gallery in Oakland, CA, with an MFA in Painting and Design & Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute. She’s a key collaborator with the art crew FiveTonCrane, and builds robots and rockets in her spare time.

  • Chrissy Wallo

  • executive producer

Chrissy has worked as a project manager and producer in the digital space for over ten years managing ad campaigns and site redesigns and builds for clients such as Comcast, Pepsi, ASA, Bank of America, L’Oreal and the LA Times. Chrissy holds a B.A in English from Penn State University and in her spare time is a potter, rock climber and yogi.


  • Dr. Alan Rorie

  • neuroscientist, prototyper, artist

Dr. Alan Rorie is a designer, artist and scientist whose work focuses on the intersection between science, art and education. Alan received a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Stanford University. He has also been fellow at The Exploratorium, and a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and New York University .



  • Emily Moyer

  • industrial designer

Having worked in Chicago, San Francisco and Milan, Emily brings over 13 years of industrial design consultancy experience, consisting of creative and technical development of house-wares, electronics, toys, and package innovation.





  • Wendy Rolon

  • writer, videographer

Wendy is a writer, video-maker and compulsive knitter. She enjoys singing with her children, and contemplating the flashing vicissitudes of human emotion.

  • Tej Datta

  • client relationship manager

Tej is a Bay Area native who’s managed to live all over the world. He’s been obsessed with design from an early age and is always looking for backpacking and baby gear that is lighter and smaller. He was once named the East Bay’s “Most Mixologically Adept Bartender.”

  • Justin Quimby

  • prototyper

Justin spent over 15 years in the video game industry, including leading the game engineering teams for Electronic Arts’ game Spore and building the massively multiplayer games Dungeons and Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, and Asheron’s Call at Turbine. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Brown University.

  • Jay Kravitz

  • web master

Jay is rsneight Design. Running the gamut of disciplines, Jay’s portfolio encompasses metal, glass, fire, ink, photography, found objects, web and graphic design, event management, music and performance – twisting sculpture into visual and tactile emblems of life.


  • Jennifer Bove

  • co-founder, designer

  • Tom Maiorana

  • co-founder, designer

  • Dan Saffer

  • co-founder, product designer, author

  • Mike Scully

  • co-founder, industrial designer, engineer

  • Jeff Beene

  • industrial designer

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