We can help you design and
commercialize innovative products, services and ventures.
We’re optimistic about the future. To stand out in a world of endless opportunity, it takes a team fast enough to drive start-up deadlines, experienced enough to navigate corporate culture, and independent enough to push change.
How We Do It
Design thinking …augmented. Ideal solutions are at the intersection of Consumer Desirability, Technical Feasibility, Business Viability and Brand Integrity. We believe that a strong brand foundation with consistent values is essential for success.
Our robust and adaptable process is always centered around people. It is designed to leverage and build on what you already know about your business, industry and consumers. We iterate fast with multi-disciplinary teams to quickly transition from the abstract to the concrete.
Our diverse background blends 25 years of corporate and consulting experience with approaches from the disciplines of design thinking, creative & business strategy, and lean startup.
Ingvald Smith Kielland
Ingvald is a passionate design leader with over fifteen years of corporate and consulting experience in design innovation. He lives and leads by placing communication, creativity and confidence at the core of his work.
Ingvald is a partner and Pull’s head of Research and Strategy where he focuses on product, brand and service design.
He has built and implemented design thinking processes at companies such as BMW Designworks and PepsiCo and he has led global innovation ventures for multiple conglomerates with multi-disciplinary teams
Ingvald is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design with a degree in product design, and holds numerous international awards and over 20 patents. He has held speaking engagements at Harvard and USC, judged design awards and mentored at UCLA.
When he’s not at Pull you might find him travelling the world or...with his kids....travelling in Europe.
John Sundermeyer is the Design Director and founder of Pull, where he helps companies bring the future into the present. Since 2012, John has driven the firm's growth from its infancy to work with some of the world’s most daring companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50.
John has served as a mentor to USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering Start-Up Garage, a strategic partner of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and guest teacher at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design.
Prior to Pull, John spent more than a decade working as a designer and innovation consultant for an array of global brands, including LG Electronics, Nissan, Avid Technology, Hamilton Medical, Patagonia, and Pepsi.
Sundermeyer is a graduate of Brunel University in London, and holds a degree in Industrial Design and Technology. His work has been recognized by numerous awards and publications.
Outside of Pull, John likes to spend his time underwater or dreaming of Tokyo.
Get in touch!
We always love to hear from great people! Especially if you are a visual designer, MBA, strategist, UX designer or automotive designer.
t: (323) 379-3972
5345 West San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90039