TOP 3 REQUESTS FROM OUR CLIENTS:
#1 GIVE ME INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS THAT DRIVE GROWTH
Many are driven by hitting quarterly targets and catering to Wall Street, so they get stuck in managing the day to day business. This means they have limited resources to get after the future. Fountain can help come up with new ideas that drive growth.
#2 UNCOVER NEW MARKETS THRU CONSUMER INSIGHTS
We use data analytics, qualitative and quantitative metrics to uncover new market opportunities. Then we engineer new products to fit those needs.
#3 GIVE ME A HIGH PERFORMANCE PRODUCT
Many companies have products that work well - or well enough. Fountain specializes in making award winning, best in class products that increase customer reviews, customer experience and customer retention.
Fountain Design & Innovation
A Boutique Design Agency
You will love working with us. We are friendly advisors and experts who are a pleasure to work with, but we’re not afraid to help you make tough decisions and tell you the truth about your business.
The world has changed. Many agencies keep a large staff of generalists. You spend time and money educating the agency. We work differently. We build a custom team of subject matter experts specifically chosen to help your specific project. This helps us move fast and keep costs down. If we can’t build a great team for you - we won’t take the project.
Sean McDowell, Founder
VP, Design & Innovation
May 2012 - Aug. 2016
Led a remarkable comeback after a 34 month decline. Led a team of 86 global employees. Set strategic direction for design, innovation & sustainability. Received several patents for new more sustainable manufacturing techniques. Re-launched performance basketball. Reinvented the world's largest footwear icon - the Chuck Taylor.
VP, Nike Running
May 2012 - Aug. 2016
Led the creative vision for Nike Largest division. Grew the business form $3.9B to $5.4B. Launched many award winning products including VaporMax, Sub 2 marathon, Flyknit, Flywire, Lunar Foam, Nike Free, and Aeroloft Vest. Received numerous international design awards for footwear and apparel. Launche Nike+ Run Club and our first running specific store.
Jan. 2005 - Oct. 2008
Managed a team of 52 designers gathered insights and developed product solutions for all 28 Olympic sports. Won many international design awards and won a record number of Olympic medals.
Director of Innovation
Aug. 2008 - May 2012
Launched Converse's first innovation team. Received multiple patents for additive manufacturing and sustainability. Generated an additional $91M in incremental revenue.