A Life's Design

The Life and Work of Industrial Designer

Charles Harrison

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About Chuck

"A creative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

Charles “Chuck” Harrison was a designer, educator and speaker. He specialized in industrial design and worked across multiple consumer products areas. For most of his career he worked for Sears Roebuck & Company, beginning as a freelancer, then as a staff designer and later as the head of the company’s design department. A prolific designer, Harrison’s work touched almost every area of household products from cribs to tractors and everything in between.


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A Life’s Design chronicles the life, career and the emergent philosophy of Charles “Chuck” Harrison, one the most prolific and respected industrial designers of his time, an influencer on style and design today, and a pioneer as the first African American executive ever hired by Sears Roebuck & Company.

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