Musings: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Musings: Where Do Ideas Come From?

We’re asked all the time, “How do you come up with new ideas?” The truth is, there’s no one answer. We’ve asked our associates for their thoughts, and we’ll be sharing them over time. The first response comes from Carolyn McNeeley, Design Project Manager. Carolyn is...
Taming the Unruly Reciprocating Saw

Taming the Unruly Reciprocating Saw

For versatility and portability, no power saw can compare to the reciprocating saw. Held like a shotgun, the reciprocating saw is the go-to tool for a variety of cuts that can’t be made on a workbench. The trade-off, however, is that the reciprocating saw is a bear to...
Vertical Innovation™

Vertical Innovation™

Vertical Innovation™ is the alignment of resources and culture. Resources include the facilities and tools that our associates need to shepherd ideas rapidly through the design, testing, and prototyping phases. Culture refers to the intangible elements of the work...
Nottingham Spirk Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

Nottingham Spirk Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation

In August 1972, two award-winning graduates from the Cleveland Institute of Art decided to pool their talents and prize money and open a new design firm. Their timing was less than auspicious as the country soon slipped into the 1973-1975 recession.  They had a talent...

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