WELCOME TO FORBES DESIGN
An independent product design studio, business consulting firm, and e-commerce brand based in Metro Detroit. We strive to make every product, project, and customer experience authentic, thoughtful, and well crafted from beginning to end.
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Michael Forbes graduated from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI where he majored in Industrial Design.
Today, Michael serves as a Cardiovascular Technical Consultant for Materialise, focused on pre-procedural planning for trans-catheter heart valves and devices using 4D Imaging, 3D Analysis, VR, and Additive Manufacturing.
As a Designer, he has had the opportunity to work in a broad range of industries including consumer products, medical, sporting goods, toys, vehicles and more.
Prior to current roles, he started his career sketching concepts for Hasbro as a design intern on the Marvel team for The Avengers movie line while launching his former apparel line (Anymile Clothing)
Later, He worked on medical products and services with Henry Ford Health System Innovations as a product designer and licensing associate. Some of his most notable work lead to him becoming part of Crain's Detroit Business' "40 under 40" class of 2015 for his cutting edge work leading design, development, and licensing efforts of the Henry Ford Model G™ Patient Gown as well as various patents leveraging additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and CAD to pre-procedurally plan minimally invasive Cardiac procedures.
Other accolades include an Edison Award, Patents, and several works widely featured in the media by The New York Times, NPR, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Washington Post, and more...