Chicago Spotlight: Scott Wilson
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
$941,718. Just a hair under a million. That’s the amount of money that industrial designer Scott Wilson and his company MINIMAL raised for their TikTok and LunaTik watch-band designs via online funding platform Kickstarter. These multi-touch watch kits far exceeded their initial goal of $15,000 in a mere 30 days, securing the top spot for most successful Kickstarter project in history.
This isn't the first of Wilson's designs to hit the global stage, though. He's a former Global Creative Director at Nike and he collaborated with Microsoft on the Xbox’s popular motion-based gaming accessory, Kinect. Now Wilson and his firm routinely work with Fortune 500 companies to develop just about everything under the sun, including new technology, brand identities, fashion, and furniture. A fine design-scene representative for the supposed “Second City.”