Who we are


Co-Owner / Principal
Ted is drawn to both artisanal and industrial modes of making with work ranging from hand-crafted guitars to overseas textile manufacture. Driven largely by an insatiable curiosity around materials and process, Ted views design as a method for interdisciplinary problem solving. He shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for design with dozens of students every year as the master teacher of 3d form in UIC’s industrial design program.

Co-Owner / Principal
Sharon Burdett blends her background as a skilled graphic designer and brand strategist with a strong material and formal sensibility in her work at Strand Design. Motivated by the desire to create timeless, functional objects of the highest quality, Sharon approaches the design process with an emphasis on human centered design.

Photos by Anjali Pinto