Jim Pelto

Senior Critic - Industrial Design
Image
RISD faculty member Jim Pelto
BA, University of Arts
NDA, Rhode Island School of Design

Jim Pelto earned a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts and studied industrial design at RISD. He worked as a senior designer for Hasbro and also owned an engineering/manufacturing firm for 20-plus years, where he developed prototypes and production components for global companies including Honda, Uvex, New Balance and Mattel. Pelto later worked as a project/product manager, defining product design criteria for high-performance integrated molding systems used by Bausch & Lomb and Georgia-Pacific. He currently teaches at RISD and in the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation department at Keene State College.

Image
RISD faculty member Jim Pelto
BA, University of Arts
NDA, Rhode Island School of Design