Based in Orange County, California, husband and wife product designers and design experts Tom and Tracy Hazzard have spent more than 20 years living and designing together. For clients they solve the problem of what to make, how to make it stand out with women and men, and most importantly, what it takes to make it competition-proof. Collectively they have designed and developed over 250+ retail products that generate more than $750 million dollars in revenue. They hold over 35 utility and design patents with an 86% commercialization rate – double the USPTO-reported national average. They know what it takes to fight Goliath for patent infringement and win and why it’s not worth it (their experiences are even featured in an entrepreneurship course at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management). In the last year, Tom & Tracy have added 3D Print product designers, podcast hosts and authors of IP Battle Scars, Lessons and Evasive Tactics to their list of joint credits. Tracy recently launched her new columnBy Design for Inc.
Tom & Tracy Hazzard are Faculty/Mentors for CEO Space International and regularly speak to and coach corporate executives and start-up incubators on product development, marketing and/or sales teams to rethink their sequencing and product strategy to design success into the process and turnaround their product market mix to deliver their brand promise.
Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking and referrals. She is the author of 3 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals” (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity (Adams Media) and Networking Magic (Morgan James). Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 20 years experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media. Jill teaches Publicity Crash Course as both live events and live webinars and consults and speaks all over the world. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift and jilllublin.com