Ian O Malott

Selected Works
Work Experience

Procter & Gamble
Senior Designer

Used design thinking processes to uncover business opportunities and navigate internal challenges in Fabric Care & Home Care businesses. Responsible for category disruption, strategic thinking, package design, and new product development across multiple global brands.

The Heavy Hours
Co-Founder & Drummer

I started a band alongside my three best friends from highschool. After playing countless from Chicago to Nashville to Panama City, we worked our way to signing a record deal, building a team of manager, agent, social media team, radio team, lawyers and business managers. We wrote and created alongside producers such as Simone Felice (Felice Brothers, The Lumineers, Jade Bird, Matt Maeson), David Baron (Megan Trainor, Shawn Mendez, Lenny Kravitz) & Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys, Yola, & Marcus King).

University of Cincinnati, DAAP
Adjunct Professor
Summer + Fall 2018

Led a design studio as an adjunct professor in the School of Design teaching a 300 level course in Design Visualization. My objective for the course was to help each student develop a unique approach to storytelling through the visualization of their ideation processes.

Libby Perzyk Kathman (LPK)
Industrial Design CO-OP
Spring 2016

Worked in a fast pace studio environment on product branding, packaging, and graphics. Was responsible for sketching, CAD modeling, and client presentation generation. Met with clients and conducted consumer research to create to insights into desirable, brand relevant products

The Brandery
Design CO-OP
Fall 2014

The Brandery is a top ten seed stage start-up accelerator. I worked alongside the Brandery class of 11 startups, over the course of the 12 week program, helping them build and execute their start up ideas. The 12 week course culminated in a final ‘Demo Day’ pitch to angel investors in the midwest region. Through the process I helped these start ups develop their business models, and create their products through iterative sketching, app wireframing, UI/UX prototyping, CAD development, and physical prototyping.

Industrial Design CO-OP
Spring 2014

I worked alongside product line managers to develop cohesive furniture lines for the Frontgate and Grandin Road brands. Through iterative sketching, technical drawings, and CAD generation, I worked directly with oversees suppliers to create and revise product samples for final production.

DAAP Build Lab
Shop Assistant
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Recreational Equipment Inc (REI)
Camping & Climbing Specialist
Summer 2012 - Spring 2014


Sustainability: Strategies & Opportunities for Industry
Spring 2022 Cohort

Semester long professional development course

The Leadership Consortium
Leaders Program
Spring 2021 Cohort

Semester long course taught by Harvard Professor Francis Frei

Harvard X
CI in Disruptive Strategy
Fall 2020

Semester long course taught by Clay Christenson

University of Cincinnati, DAAP
B.S. Industrial Design
Class of 2017

Awards & Recognition

Procter & Gamble
CEO Award
Fall 2022

DOW Packaging Innovation
Diamond Award Finalist
Fall 2018

Procter & Gamble
Connect & Develop Award
Fall 2018

Giving Back

P&G CO-OP Mentor
Fall 2018 - Current

P&G X DAAP Student Project Coordinator
Fall 2020

Design in Mind Student Aid
Spring 2017

New Richmond High School
Asst. Varsity Soccer Coach
Fall 2014-2017



Trend Forecasting
Design Strategy
Brand Development
Consumer Research & Analysis
Paper Prototyping


Adobe Suite
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe Lightroom

3D Modeling & Rendering
  • Solidworks
  • Rhino
  • Fusion 360
  • Marvelous Designer
  • Keyshot
  • Blender

Microsoft Suite
A little bit of HTML & CSS