Industrial & Digital Design Consultant
Johad Ellis is a Product/Industrial Designer Hybrid with a keen focus on shaping innovative products and physical experiences through the lens of technology. Originating from Cali, Colombia, and bearing a cultural tapestry enriched by Lebanese and Chinese/Colombian heritage, Johad draws inspiration from a diverse background. Armed with a BFA in Industrial and Product Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and supplemented by an Executive Education module from Harvard Business School, Johad possesses a diverse educational foundation.
In his professional journey, Johad Ellis has held crucial roles in well-known OEMs and technology companies. More recently, Johad’s role as a lead Industrial Designer at self-driving tech companies like Uber ATG and Aurora Innovation, highlights his contributions to pioneering autonomous technology and patent creation. Also, with experience at major automotive firms like Volkswagen and Kia, Johad has overseen the design of concept and production vehicles unveiled at international conferences. Lastly, transitioning into entrepreneurship, Johad co-founded Atomize, a Web3-focused startup, where he successfully raised funding, meticulously designed the UX and orchestrated the successful launch of a crypto protocol on various EVMs.