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Michael Forbes is an artist, product designer, and entrepreneur with a passion for creating products, brands, and experiences. Born and raised in Michigan with the ability to draw and a strong desire to solve problems he was naturally led to study at the The College for Creative Studies in Detroit where he majored in Industrial Design. Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to work in a broad range of industries including consumer products, medical, sporting goods, toys, vehicles and more. Prior to current roles, he started his career sketching concepts for Hasbro as a design intern on the Marvel team, later he worked on medical products and services with Henry Ford Health System Innovations as a product designer and licensing associate. His most notable work with HF listed him among Crain's Detroit Business's "40 under 40" Class in 2015 for his cutting edge work leading design, development, and licensing efforts of the Henry Ford Model G™ Patient Gown as well as various contributions to patented structural heart planning methods (Mimics Enlight) that enable consistent, accurate, and automated results when planning TAVR, MITRAL, and LAA, heart procedures. He was the recipient of an Edison Award, holds several patents, and has had work widely featured by the media including the The New York Times, NPR, Ellen, Washington Post, and more...

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