Brett Stern is an industrial designer and inventor living in Portland, Oregon. He holds 8 utility patents covering surgical instruments, medical implants, robotic garment-manufacturing systems and food packaging. He has trademarks in 34 countries on his line of Beer Chips® snack foods where he figured out how to put beer into a potato chip without making them soggy and marketed them around the world. He has worked as an industrial design consultant for such clients as Pfizer, Howmedica, Revlon and Warner Bros.
Stern has been an instructor in industrial design at the Art Institute of Portland and Parsons School of Design. He has lectured on innovation and biomedical technology at Columbia University and Stanford University. He is also the author of “99 Ways To Open A Beer Bottle Without A Bottle Opener”, the ultimate hands-on guide to problem-solving. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in industrial design. Stern’s work may be viewed at www.brettstern.com