Rescheduled Date: Makers Forum: Designers Under 30

Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Rescheduled date: Saturday, May 4


maker's forum bannerFour innovative designers will talk about their paths to successful design careers.  Designed to attract a diverse audience, especially high school students, interested in design and eager to meet and learn from young professionals.  This is an unique opportunity to hear from young people who have experienced success in their respective design fields.

This event will be streamed live Cablevision Channel 79 and also on There will be some commercials on the version of uStreamTV that we use. If you would like to ask questions during the presentation you will need to create a free account, and login to uStreamTV.

This URL link will carry the live video streaming which can be viewed on the town website at:

The program can also be viewed live on Cablevision Channel 79.

For Mac users: go to to download the Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™. iPhone and iPad users can download Azul Apps($1.99) and watch the event anywhere on their iPhone.

The forum will be hosted by twenty-four year old industrial designer Nicholas Fjellberg Swerdlowe, a Norwegian-American industrial designer practicing in the greater New York City area. He received a BFA in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a concentration in Service Design and Sustainability. In 2010, between his sophomore and junior years at the SCAD, he performed public service in the Royal Norwegian Army as an Arctic Border Ranger. In 2012 he won the International Design Sense Competition with his entry “The Sense Space”, adaptive play area. He is currently employed as an industrial designer for Coach in New York City.

The panel will include:

Alabama native, twenty-four year old Chandler Noah,  a New York City-based interior designer. He received his Masters and BFA in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In the Summer of 2011, he worked alongside Architect and Interior Designer Antonio Di Oronzo at New York City based hospitality firm Bluarch Architecture + Interiors. Chandler was asked to join the design team of prestigious Interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg in September 2012, who’s luxury hospitality projects include Barney’s New York; One Madison Park in New York; Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai and Toronto.

Twenty-two year old Annabel P. Armstrong, whose passion for precision and obsession over detail has generated excitement and buzz around her private line, The Mudroom Closet. In the spring of 2012, she received the Sirlin Award presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design for most outstanding womenswear collection. During her recent position at Diane Von Furstenberg, she developed construction techniques and sourced unique materials for the PreFall and Fall 2013 collections.  Currently Annabel is conceptualizing her own company based on seasonal collections where each garment is custom made and fit for each client.  


Ben Bangser, a twenty-three year old industrial designer, toy developer, sculptor, and Westport native. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Syracuse University’s Industrial and Interaction Design program. Currently, he is an Industrial Designer at Product Ventures, a brand strategy and design consultancy in Fairfield, CT, where he is part of a team that designs products and packaging for a broad spectrum of household brands. Previously, he developed toys to be licensed to multinational toy companies.

The event will be followed by networking and light refreshments.

Registration required. Click here to register.


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