AWARD WINNING FURNITURE AND PRODUCT DESIGNER
“I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my personal website to learn a little more about me. I also owe an enormous amount of gratitude to those who have overwhelmingly supported me throughout the evolution of my career."
2004 SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN / B.F.A FURNITURE DESIGN
Immediately upon graduating Savannah College of Art & Design in 2004, I was recruited by one of the largest 5 star hospitality furniture manufacturers in the world. This position introduced me to the exciting world of international manufacturing as I traveled throughout China and the Philippines working between multiple factories while managing a small group of talented designers located in the Philippines. This incredible experience opened my eyes up to a brand new world of creative possibilities that I never knew existed. It was a designer’s dream and little did I know that experience would later have such a profound impact on my life and would become the first of many the building blocks in my career. Upon returning back to the United States in late 2005, I accepted a project management and design position for a bamboo housewares company and I again found myself traveling throughout China, but this time I was responsible for overseeing projects that were being sold into the competitive markets of mass retail. Together, these two experiences allowed me to gain a solid understanding of international manufacturing and supply chain management within two different markets. During this time I also able to forge a hand full of extremely valuable relationships which I would later use in the pursuit of my own dream.
"We stopped short, gaped-mouthed, at the booth of Corey Drew, a furniture designer in Savannah, Ga ... Here was the Design Within Reach of pet furniture." - THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWSPAPER, MAR. 20, 2014
In 2006, while researching the home furnishings market, I unexpectedly stumbled upon an undeniable opportunity when I recognized an unfilled niche in designer pet furniture. Between 2006 and 2014 I developed and launched two successful brands of designer pet furniture and have been internationally recognized as the founder of this genre of pet products. These brands have gone on to grace the cover of the Home Section within the New York Times Newspaper, featured in the Los Angeles Times Newspaper and as well as being presented Best Product of Show Award at the world’s industry trade show and multiple Best Product of the Year Awards in variety of popular magazines. They have also been featured on television shows, hundreds of magazines and on the shelves of some of the largest retailers around the world.