Paul Hatch

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Paul Hatch, President TEAMS Design USA

Paul Hatch (born 1969, Lichfield, United Kingdom) is a British industrial designer and is the founder / president of TEAMS Design USA, a global product design consultancy. Since 1998, Hatch has been successfully establishing TEAMS Design USA as a local consultancy with a global outlook in Chicago. TEAMS Design USA has become a valuable consistent team member for companies such as World Kitchen (Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery[1]), HoMedics, Robert Bosch USA, Warn,[2] Jarden (Sunbeam Products, Bionaire, Oster, and Mr. Coffee), Mansfield,[3] Chicago Faucet, and Smith's Edge.


Hatch graduated in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in industrial design from Northumbria University. He went to work for TEAMS Design GmbH in Esslingen in 1994. In 1998 he was tasked with opening Teams Design's first satellite office in Chicago, Illinois. Since its conception, TEAMS Design USA believes that it has quietly strived to deliver solid design based on user experience, solid ergonomics, with a strong basis in manufacturing under Hatch's leadership. He is regularly invited to lecture at various universities and organisations both local and internationally. Hatch served his local design colleagues as the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Midwest District Vice-President from 2004–2006. During that time period he organised three district conferences for IDSA.

Hatch was the conference chair for the 2013 IDSA International Conference in Chicago called "Breaking the Rules".[4] In April 2009, Hatch was the third design professional ever to be awarded the IDSA Midwest Honors for Outstanding Achievement.[5] Hatch is also regularly invited to lecture students at nearby colleges and universities.[6][7][8] Hatch is also the founder of "Fight Club",[9][10][11] a designer verbal slugfest. Hatch is currently serving as the IDSA Director of Conference Experience and sits on the Board of Directors.

Personal life[edit]

Hatch currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Jacqueline and his two sons. He met his wife while working in Germany. Hatch is involved in various community volunteer projects and still contributes to the IDSA and the local design community.

Design Awards[edit]

iF Product Design Awards

ID Magazine Annual Design Review

  • 2010 Robert Bosch Full Force Pneumatic Nail Guns[13]

Appliance Design EID Awards

  • 2010 Federal Signal Automated Parking Products Universal One & Universal PS[14]
  • 2010 Robert Bosch Full Force Pneumatic Nail Guns[15]
  • 2010 Sunbeam Products Flat Panel Heater[16]

Appliance Design EID Awards[17]

  • 2011 Silver Award Business Machine – HoMedics Inc. Black & Decker Hanging Crosscut 6-Sheet Paper Shredder
  • 2011 Silver Award Small Appliances – Robert Bosch Corp., 12" Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw
  • 2011 Silver Award Small Appliances – HoMedics Inc., Black & Decker iShred
  • 2011 Bronze Award Small Appliances – Jarden Consumer Solutions, Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew Thermal Coffeemaker* 2009 Robert Bosch RS35 Reciprocating Saw
  • 2010 Silver Award – Federal Signal Automated Parking Products Universal One & Universal PS[14]
  • 2010 Silver Award – Robert Bosch Full Force Pneumatic Nail Guns[15]
  • 2010 Bronze Award – Sunbeam Products Flat Panel Heater[16]
  • 2009 Argus Camera Company Kid's Cameras Bean and Sprout

IHA Awards[18]

  • 2009 Wusthof-Trident Precision Edge Electric Knife Sharpener[19]
  • 2009 Smith's Edge Diamond Edge Electric Knife and Scissors Sharpener

ADEX Awards[20]

  • 2008 Mansfield Reo Bathroom Suite
  • 2008 Mansfield Essence Bathroom Suite

Good Design Award

  • 2009 Robert Bosch Pneumatic Nailers[21]
  • 2009 RS35 Demolition Reciprocating Saw[21]
  • 2009 Precise Path Robotics RG3 Robotic Greens Mower[22]
  • 2008 Argus Camera Kid's Cameras Bean and Sprout[23]
  • 2005 LR Nelson Costco 3 Piece Nozzle Set

Design of the Decade (IDSA /BusinessWeek)

  • 2000 Karcher Full Line of Power Washers

I.D. Magazine

  • 2000 Siemens Easy Control Climate Control Unit


  • 2009 Argus Bean Children's Digital Camera[24]

Spark Award Bronze

  • Precise Path RG3 Mower[25]

iF Product Design Awards

  • 2001 Karcher HDS 698 CSX Heated Pressure Washer
  • 2000 Siemens Easy Control Climate Control Unit

Red Star Design Awards


  • Hatch, Paul (editor); McDonagh,Deana (editor); Balte, Tatyana (illustrator) (2006). REALIZE – Design Means Business, Industrial Designers Society of America; 1ST edition, ISBN 978-1-4276-0608-2
  • McDonagh, Deana, (2005). IMPACT: The Synergy of Design, Technology, and Business, Industrial Designers Society of America; 1ST edition, ISBN 978-0-9752741-3-2
  • Fiell, Peter; Fiell, Charlotte; Krumhauer, Julia, (2003). Industrial Design A-Z, Tashen, ISBN 978-3-8228-2426-9
  • Ogursky, Guenter; Stof, Gabrielle (editors) (Unknown). The Influence of Ergonomics on the Design of Power Tools, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Godau, Marion; Antonelli, Paola, (2007) Design Directory Germany, Universe, ISBN 978-0-7893-0389-9
  • Marquart, Christian, (1994). Industrial Culture – Industrial Design: A Piece of German Economic and Design History: The Founder Members of the Association of German Industrial, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-3-433-02343-3
  • Zec, Prof. Peter, (1997). German Design Standards, Koln: DuMont, ISBN 978-3-7701-4290-3

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