Fredrik is an experienced designer with a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the fields of commercial artwork and product design. Born and raised in Sweden, he attended Tumba Graphics Centre, studied graphic design, and began his career at the age of 17 as a photo retouch artist with a Stockholm advertising firm. From 1998-1999, Fredrik attended the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. There he learned 3D computer modeling/animation and was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement Merit Award”. He utilized his 3D artist skills in advertising for a few more years in Sweden before landing a job as conceptual artist for a New Jersey based manufacturing company. This introduced him to product design and the overseas manufacturing process. Six years later (including two years as VP of Operations), he decided to set out on his own in 2007 and founded The Product Farm.
Travis is currently a student at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Web Design. He served six years in the Army as a graphic designer from 2006-2012 at Fort Bragg, NC. He has 8 years of experience in the graphic design field and is currently expanding his knowledge and skills into web design. He’s a quick learner and eager to gain new skills in the design field. Travis is married with a beautiful newborn daughter. When he’s not designing or in class, you can find him spending time with his family!
Jennifer relocated from California to Virginia at an early age and grew up on the beautiful countrysides of Tappahannock on the Rappahannock River. Jennifer gained a very good understanding of business at an early age – as both her parents had founded their own companies with great success. In 1997 she moved to Raleigh, NC and have lived in the city of oaks ever since. Jennifer followed her passion of modeling with success for 7 years before working as an office manager in construction, where she gained high praises for her client relations and problem solving abilities. Jennifer joined her husband at The Product Farm in 2012 and have been a valuable asset as a jack of all trades – social media, client relations, order processing, customer support requests and management.
Brian recently graduated at the top of his class with a B.S. in Technology, Engineering and Design Education from North Carolina State University. Since receiving his bachelor’s degree in Education, he has developed a passion for Industrial Design. In August of 2012, Brian sought out The Product Farm as a place to expand his knowledge of industrial design. Due to his experience with CAD software he was brought on as an intern for The Product Farm. He has since transitioned to a part-time position as an assistant to Owner/Lead Designer Fredrik Perman. He assists with the product design/development process as well as helping to complete much of the 3D design modeling. Brian is also currently pursuing his Masters degree of Industrial Design from NC State University.
Aaron grew up in a Foreign Service family living abroad in Southeast Asia (Pakistan, Thailand and the Philippines) for 7 years before returning to the suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland. For college he attended NC State University and graduated with a degree in Business Management Marketing concentration. Interested in fresh, unique entrepreneurial experiences he spent the next 6 years in different start-up business environments wearing various hats in marketing, sales, management and operations. This included a direct sales organization, wellness company, traditional franchise business and The Product Farm. In 2013 (inspired by the business environment and his research), Aaron founded his own marketing organization – Magnetic Messages – while maintaining a strong tie to The Product Farm. Aaron spends his free time in Raleigh, NC socializing, learning, home brewing and excitedly discussing radical ideas about business, technology, design and the future.