Dave is the Owner of SchultzeWORKS designstudio. His design firm has worked with some major players in the last 11 years; including Microsoft, Mattel, Hasbro, Target, and WalMart. Recent acknowledgments include a First Place award in the LG Innovation Challenge, a US cell phone design competition that generated over 524 entries. Dave holds a bachelor in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters of Industrial Design from the ArtCenter College of Art and Design.
Sometimes things don't work out the way you were expecting, but these stories can be very useful and instructive examples of what NOT to do. Plus, there's always a chance for a positive outcome, but you need to be willing to listen and learn, unlike my experience below.