Team Bios

Andrew Namminga

Andrew Namminga is a no nonsense industrial designer, mechanical engineer, and car enthusiast. Upon graduating from CSULB with a B.S. in Industrial Design, he founded ANDESIGN in 2007 and hasn’t taken a day off since. His insatiable work ethic is contagious. He’s the first person to the office in the morning and the last to leave at night. Working with him on your project will have you and your team on your A-games. Everyone that works around him is inspired by his example. He consulted with over 200 brands and entrepreneurs in 2019 alone. If you have a project involving design, engineering, or manufacturing, he is your guy.


Andrew has developed products for some highly notable brands such as Incipio, HyperIce, Katy Perry, Beyonce, etc. He lead the development of some of mophies‘ key products, the leader in the portable power space that created an entire industry of portable power products.


In 2018, he spoke at SXSW and has spoken at other trade shows, expos, and universities, sharing his business and design wisdom with students and other professionals.


Andrews key responsibilities involve managing the day to day at our Newport Beach office, leading the design and engineering team, modelling in Solidworks, brainstorming and planning with clients, overseeing factory operations at our Shenzhen office.

Ben Balana

The Project Manager you want on your team; the kind of guy that delegates in a way that makes everyone’s lives easier..You need someone that can interpret, convey, and distribute ideas to the appropriate team members and that’s him. Ben makes design jargon digestible for our clients, and delivers our clients’ concerns as actionable tasks for the design team. He’s been with ANDESIGN since 2015.


Ben’s main responsibilities include building master schedules, proposals, BOMs, managing communications between design team and client and other project management tasks.

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