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We Are Peak Design

We make tools for doing. Our carry solutions help creatives, commuters, and adventurers keep their gear accessible, organized, and protected.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

The purpose of Peak Design is to create happy, meaningful lives for the people that work here. We believe our mission can only be achieved when 40 (and counting) self-actualizing, highly stoked people enthusiastically step into the Peak Design office every day. Our purpose and our mission go hand-in-hand.


Our Mission

  1. Make the best things.
  2. Succeed at the expense of nobody.
  3. Treat our customers as peers.
  4. Offset our environmental impact.
  5. Use our voice to inspire positive change.
  6. Prioritize happiness over growth.
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In 2010, fresh-faced midwestern-transplant Peter Dering took a 4-month trip around the world. On his trip, Peter learned that carrying a nice big camera around is actually a real pain in the ass. He returned to his San Francisco apartment and did what any responsible person would: quit his job and spent 10 months meticulously designing a little device that would make carrying and using a camera an absolute joy.

Instead of looking for big outside investors, Pete put his new invention (dubbed Capture) on a fledgling website called Kickstarter and asked adventurous photographers like himself to take a chance on the little product. It was an enormous success, and Peak Design has been riding that wave of enthusiasm for smart design and delightful carry solutions ever since.



We design products to solve problems, create delight, look good, resist fads, appeal globally, age gracefully, consider every material and detail, and have minimal disruptive impact on people and planet in both their creation and shipping. To reach those ends, we iterate tirelessly. And people seem to like it.

Honest, thoughtful, delightful, radical. These themes describe our products and ultimately everything we make or do: our brand, office culture, Flagship Store, environmental rants, and especially our rec-league soccer performances.

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Through crowdfunding our customers are able to participate more intimately in our design process, all while we are kept free of risk-averse outside investment. Crowdfunding is baked into the Peak Design DNA, encouraging us to take risks, prioritize innovation, speak honestly, and shun tradition. We launch our products on Kickstarter, and it makes for better products.

Campaign Year Backers Raised
Mobile Case & Accessories 2020 14,169 $2,000,497
The Travel Tripod 2019 27,169 $12,143,435
The Travel Line 2018 13,752 $5,206,611
Capture v3 and Slide v2 2017 12,196 $1,330,583
The Everyday Line 2016 26,359 $6,565,782
The Everyday Messenger 2015 17,029 $4,869,472
Slide and Clutch 2014 9,455 $861,164
Leash and Cuff 2013 8,090 $819,108
Capture v2 2012 3,108 $215,721
Capture v1 2011 5,258 $364,698
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Peak Design prioritizes people and planet over profit, and we hold ourselves accountable to that objective in every decision we make. We believe a responsible company is a sustainable company.

We are entirely carbon neutral (Scopes 1, 2, and 3) and are founding members of Climate Neutral. We give 1% of our revenue to environmental nonprofits through our 1% For The Planet membership. We meet the highest standards for verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability with our designation as a Certified B Corporation.

Climate Neutral Certified, 1% for the planet member, Certified B Corporation

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The Team

Say hello to the Peak Design team. If you’re keen to join us, head on over to our careers page.

Peter Dering

Peter Dering Founder & CEO

Adam Saraceno

Adam Saraceno CMO

Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts International Sales Manager

Art Viger

Art Viger Lead Design Engineer

David Anhalt

David Anhalt CFO

Jen Howell

Jen Howell Logistics & Customer Success

Peter Lockett

Peter Lockett Design Team PM

Joey Cunningham

Joey Cunningham Design Engineer

Mark Wang

Mark Wang CTO

Robb Jankura

Robb Jankura Sr Design Engineer

Annie Nyborg

Annie Nyborg Corporate Responsibility & Community

Elish Patel

Elish Patel Digital Marketing

Lawrence Lander

Lawrence Lander Creative Director

Daniel Chimienti

Daniel Chimienti Sales Manager

Jojo Steuck

Jojo Steuck Wholesale Operations

Ryan Dulon

Ryan Dulon Head of Sales

Chris Mark

Chris Mark Backend Engineering Manager

Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts Industrial Designer

Tom James

Tom James Design Engineering Manager

Mike Winchell

Mike Winchell VP of Finance

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Molly Street Environments Design

Max Maloney

Max Maloney Design Engineer

Adam Hicks

Adam Hicks Wholesale, Lawyer of things

Victor Murillo

Victor Murillo Sr Video Producer

Supriya Limay

Supriya Limaye Sales

Christine Zona

Christine Zona Flagship & Community Manager

Mariah Kell

Mariah Kell Photographer & Graphic Designer

Kiran Malladi

Kiran Malladi Design Engineering Mgr

Wheeler Gans

Wheeler Gans Design Engineer

Adrienne Rowell

Adrienne Rowell Design Engineer PM

Jaimee Erickson

Jaimee Erickson Design Engineer PM

Imani Payne

Imani Payne Head of People

Dane Jones

Dane Jones Industrial Designer

Dane Jones

Brenden Hamilton Video Producer

Dane Jones

Colin Maginnis Soft Goods Developer

Dane Jones

Karen Kimble Controller

Dane Jones

Ateev GuptaProduct Testing Engineer

Dane Jones

Liv Eaton Mechanical Engineer

Dane Jones

Fed Rios Sr. Industrial Designer

Extended Makati Family

Our Extended Makati Family Customer Service, Wholesale Operations, Finance and Technology


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