Charles Austen Angell is the founder of Modern Edge, Inc., a strategic industrial design firm based in Portland, Oregon. Modern Edge is known for original work in the fields of health & wellness, mobility, home products and experiential environments.
As President and CEO, Austen oversees all Modern Edge projects, from client contact through human factors research, design refinement, product and program management, market positioning and customer experience.
Austen brings a rich and diverse background to his company. He maintains a special focus on the roles of culture, politics and geography in shaping human needs, and meeting those needs with responsive product design. He is passionate about designing products that transcend cultural boundaries to enhance the shared human experience.