About Us

We are a diverse group of thinkers who thrive on challenging projects that improve peoples’ lives while looking to lessen the impact on the planet.  

Our Services

Strategy and Direction
Research
Brand Language
Ideation
Concept Design
Ergonomics
CAD modelling
Design Refinement
Rapid prototyping
Validation

Mechanical Design
FEA
Thermal, Vibration and Shock Analysis
Vendor Sourcing and Coordination
Design For Manufacture
Fabrication Documentation
Alpha Prototypes
Testing
Production Adjustments

UI
Product Graphics
3D Visualization
Animation
Instructional Graphics
Packaging
Exhibition Displays
Patent Support

Our Clients

We work selectively with clients who are committed to seeing their ideas come to life. Because of our passion for design, our adaptive approach, and our collaborative hands-on team, we have earned successful long-term relationships with many industry-leading organizations, created products that have defined their categories, and exceeded sales targets. We've helped industry innovators gain market share, reinvigorated struggling brands, and supported ambitious start-ups in establishing themselves in competitive markets.
Kardium Logo
YVR Logo
Form3 understood our business challenges and demonstrated outstanding creative energy, attention to detail, and technical competence in developing our designs.
Bryan O’Flaherty Wills, DPM, Sierra Wireless
Providing more than new ideas, Form3 brings a solid working process, creative flair and the ability to address performance requirements.
– Jeff Everett, Program Manager, Xantrex Technology
Form3 nailed the design for us and our Spectra scanner is now a landmark product.
– Carl Saunders, CEO, Vorum Corporation

Meet Our Team

At Form3, industrial designers work together with product engineers, resulting in a powerful union of technical and aesthetic expertise. We share a passion for design and a desire to make the world a better place through long-lasting, high-quality products. Our diverse team of designers and engineers includes graduates from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Royal College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tunghai University, London South Bank University, University of Bristol, and others.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join our team? Reach out at careers@form3.com and let us know why you’re a great fit.
Founder / Partner

Alex Feldman

Alex is passionate about bringing creative and technical ideas to a broad range of design challenges. After graduating from the Carleton University School of Industrial Design with high distinction, he has worked in multi-disciplinary design and architecture offices in Quebec City and Vancouver. Since establishing Form3 twenty years ago, he has completed many projects with market leaders in high technology, medical and alternative energy. Alex served as Vice President for the Canadian and BC Associations of Industrial Designers, and is a jury member for the BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied art and design. He was a sessional instructor for several years at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 230

Founder / Partner

Herb Bentz

Jan 2017: Herb Benz has written and released a book on how design thinking can help with sustainability, titled, Rationing Earth. For more information, visit the news release.

With a diverse background and over 25 years of experience in the field of design, Herb Bentz is able to provide a broad range of technical assistance and take on many challenges involving multidisciplinary efforts on long and complex projects. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Design from the Royal College of Art in London England. He is also a director of Fab-Form Industries Ltd., a company dedicated to replacing rigid concrete formwork with more environmentally friendly fabric forms. Prior to Form3, he was a senior industrial designer at Med-Ex Diagnostics of Canada, a manufacturer of medical and physiotherapy exercise equipment.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 231

Design Manager

Brian Giesbrecht

Brian is a Senior Designer at Form3 Design Inc and has consulted on numerous successful design projects for clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to large corporations. From modelling the smooth curves of an electric guitar, to allowing the proper clearances required inside an IP phone, Brian has the ability to consider the smallest of details while ensuring the big picture doesn’t get lost in the rush. When not at work Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Christine and their two girls Hollande and Anika.

Design Manager

Robbie Roberts

At the age of 16, Robbie’s design career got a quick start when a sculpture he created got Robbie hired by a start-up manufacturer. His hard work, passion for form-giving, and desire to innovate helped launch the company to international status with over 300 products. Formalizing his career at The Emily Carr University of Art and Design led to a position at Form3 and the opportunity to engage in a full range of design experiences, from blue sky exploration to mechanical detailing. Robbie brings his enthusiasm for form, innovation, eco-design, and embracing new challenges to the Form3 team.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 227

Design Manager

Alex Stone

Since joining the Form3 team in 2005, Alex has contributed to diverse industrial and mechanical designs, from handheld electronics to automotive assemblies. He brings years of entrepreneurial business experience to every project he works on and believes unconventional approaches lead to success. Alex holds an industrial design degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design where he also studied fine art. Outside of the office, he enjoys time in his home workshop and touring BC and Washington on his motorcycle.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 226

Senior Product Engineering

Mica Foster

Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bristol (UK).
5 years of manufacturing experience, from solenoid valves to military vehicle service shelters.
Passionate about problem solving and creating elegant design solutions.
Main hobby is weightlifting and has competed in Strongman at an amateur level.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 222

Senior Industrial Designer

Marco Rota

Marco studied industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy where he learned how to canalize his creativity into projects and products.
The family owned metalwork company has forged in Marco a solid pragmatism that mixed with a highly creative personality produce a very competent designer in problem solving and project development.

Working in Italy, New Zealand and Canada, Marco had the opportunity to work on projects such as a lightweight amphibian airplane, agricultural and herd managing projects, off-road vehicles, temporary architectures, VR headsets to name a few…

Tel:604.709.3676 x 224

Industrial Designer

Cameron Veenstra

Senior Industrial Designer

Eno Chou

Eno is from Taiwan, where she got her BS Industrial design degree. After that, she got her MFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked in Seattle, China, Taipei, Toronto, and Vancouver as industrial designer for the past 10 years, mostly on consumer electronics products. Her design project “convection” is the industrial design golden award of 2014 Taipei International Design Award , as well 2015 Red Dot Design Concept award. When not at work Eno enjoys the beautiful BC, photography, and making art works.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 233

Senior Product Engineering

Mark Mosher

Mark holds an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in Integrated Engineering with a focus on mechatronics. Always interested in the marriage of electronics and mechanics, Mark has a diverse background in robotics, wearable devices, energy storage, luminaire design, and mining instrumentation.

In his free time, Mark enjoys learning about software design and developing mobile phone apps. When not at the computer, he loves to adventure in the mountains and is an avid skier and mountain biker.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 228

Product Engineering

Chris Pond

Chris Pond – Mechanical EIT with five years experience spanning materials research, and mechanical and product design. Graduate of the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph.

 

 

Tel:604.709.3676 x 225

Senior Product Engineering

Kenji Eu

Kenji is a Product Design Engineer from Melbourne, Australia. He has over 10 years experience in product development, spanning across medical, industrial, and consumer markets.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 221

Studio Manager

Monica Feldman

Tel:604.709.3676 x 229

About Us

We are a diverse group of thinkers who thrive on challenging projects that improve peoples’ lives while looking to lessen the impact on the planet.  

Our Services

Strategy and Direction
Research
Brand Language
Ideation
Concept Design
Ergonomics
CAD Modelling
Design Refinement
Rapid Prototyping
Validation
Mechanical Design
FEA
Thermal, Vibration and Shock Analysis
Vendor Sourcing and Coordination
Design For Manufacture
Fabrication Documentation
Alpha Prototypes
Testing
Production Adjustments
UI
Product Graphics
Renderings
Animation
Instructional Graphics
Packaging
Exhibition Displays
Patent Support

Our Clients

We work selectively with clients who are committed to seeing their ideas come to life. Because of our passion for design, our adaptive approach, and our collaborative hands-on team, we have earned successful long-term relationships with many industry-leading organizations, created products that have defined their categories, and exceeded sales targets. We've helped industry innovators gain market share, reinvigorated struggling brands, and supported ambitious start-ups in establishing themselves in competitive markets.

Meet Our Team

At Form3, industrial designers work together with product engineers, resulting in a powerful union of technical and aesthetic expertise. We share a passion for design and a desire to make the world a better place through long-lasting, high-quality products. Our diverse team of designers and engineers includes graduates from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Royal College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tunghai University, London South Bank University, University of Bristol, and others.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join our team?
Reach out at careers@form3.com and let us know why you’re a great fit.

Herb Bentz Headshot

Founder / Partner

Herb Bentz

Jan 2017: Herb Benz has written and released a book on how design thinking can help with sustainability, titled, Rationing Earth. For more information, visit the news release.

With a diverse background and over 25 years of experience in the field of design, Herb Bentz is able to provide a broad range of technical assistance and take on many challenges involving multidisciplinary efforts on long and complex projects. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Design from the Royal College of Art in London England. He is also a director of Fab-Form Industries Ltd., a company dedicated to replacing rigid concrete formwork with more environmentally friendly fabric forms. Prior to Form3, he was a senior industrial designer at Med-Ex Diagnostics of Canada, a manufacturer of medical and physiotherapy exercise equipment.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 231

Alex Feldman Headshot

Founder / Partner

Alex Feldman

Alex is passionate about bringing creative and technical ideas to a broad range of design challenges. After graduating from the Carleton University School of Industrial Design with high distinction, he has worked in multi-disciplinary design and architecture offices in Quebec City and Vancouver. Since establishing Form3 twenty years ago, he has completed many projects with market leaders in high technology, medical and alternative energy. Alex served as Vice President for the Canadian and BC Associations of Industrial Designers, and is a jury member for the BC Creative Achievement Awards for Applied art and design. He was a sessional instructor for several years at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 230

Brian Headshot

Design Manager

Brian Giesbrecht

Brian is a Senior Designer at Form3 Design Inc and has consulted on numerous successful design projects for clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to large corporations. From modelling the smooth curves of an electric guitar, to allowing the proper clearances required inside an IP phone, Brian has the ability to consider the smallest of details while ensuring the big picture doesn’t get lost in the rush. When not at work Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Christine and their two girls Hollande and Anika.

Robbie Roberts Headshot

Design Manager

Robbie Roberts

At the age of 16, Robbie’s design career got a quick start when a sculpture he created got Robbie hired by a start-up manufacturer. His hard work, passion for form-giving, and desire to innovate helped launch the company to international status with over 300 products. Formalizing his career at The Emily Carr University of Art and Design led to a position at Form3 and the opportunity to engage in a full range of design experiences, from blue sky exploration to mechanical detailing. Robbie brings his enthusiasm for form, innovation, eco-design, and embracing new challenges to the Form3 team.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 227

Alex Stone Headshot

Design Manager

Alex Stone

Since joining the Form3 team in 2005, Alex has contributed to diverse industrial and mechanical designs, from handheld electronics to automotive assemblies. He brings years of entrepreneurial business experience to every project he works on and believes unconventional approaches lead to success. Alex holds an industrial design degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design where he also studied fine art. Outside of the office, he enjoys time in his home workshop and touring BC and Washington on his motorcycle.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 226

Mica Foster Headshot

Senior Product Engineering

Mica Foster

Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bristol (UK).
5 years of manufacturing experience, from solenoid valves to military vehicle service shelters.
Passionate about problem solving and creating elegant design solutions.
Main hobby is weightlifting and has competed in Strongman at an amateur level.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 222

Marco Rota Headshot

Senior Industrial Designer

Marco Rota

Marco studied industrial design at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy where he learned how to canalize his creativity into projects and products.
The family owned metalwork company has forged in Marco a solid pragmatism that mixed with a highly creative personality produce a very competent designer in problem solving and project development.

Working in Italy, New Zealand and Canada, Marco had the opportunity to work on projects such as a lightweight amphibian airplane, agricultural and herd managing projects, off-road vehicles, temporary architectures, VR headsets to name a few…

Tel:604.709.3676 x 224

Industrial Designer

Cameron Veenstra

Eno Chou Headshot

Senior Industrial Designer

Eno Chou

Eno is from Taiwan, where she got her BS Industrial design degree. After that, she got her MFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked in Seattle, China, Taipei, Toronto, and Vancouver as industrial designer for the past 10 years, mostly on consumer electronics products. Her design project “convection” is the industrial design golden award of 2014 Taipei International Design Award , as well 2015 Red Dot Design Concept award. When not at work Eno enjoys the beautiful BC, photography, and making art works.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 233

Mark Mosher Headshot

Senior Product Engineering

Mark Mosher

Mark holds an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia in Integrated Engineering with a focus on mechatronics. Always interested in the marriage of electronics and mechanics, Mark has a diverse background in robotics, wearable devices, energy storage, luminaire design, and mining instrumentation.

In his free time, Mark enjoys learning about software design and developing mobile phone apps. When not at the computer, he loves to adventure in the mountains and is an avid skier and mountain biker.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 228

Chris headshot

Product Engineering

Chris Pond

Chris Pond – Mechanical EIT with five years experience spanning materials research, and mechanical and product design. Graduate of the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph.

 

 

Tel:604.709.3676 x 225

Senior Product Engineering

Kenji Eu

Kenji is a Product Design Engineer from Melbourne, Australia. He has over 10 years experience in product development, spanning across medical, industrial, and consumer markets.

Tel:604.709.3676 x 221

Monica Feldman Headshot

Studio Manager

Monica Feldman

Tel:604.709.3676 x 229