Brett Pearson, IDSA, is an Associate Principal at KEM STUDIO. He has been an integral part of designing products, strategies, spaces, structures, graphics, and architecture working harmoniously and collaboratively with a small team of fellow industrial designers and architects for the last 9+ years.

He is now the Chair of the IDSA Kansas City Chapter and continues his 6+ year service on the Board of the Center for Architecture & Design representing IDSA.

In his travels, he has developed a love for the design process, proportion, storytelling, scale, and exploration. He believes there is an incredible amount of potential and exploration to be had in the intermediate space of architecture and industrial design, as well as the respective industries. It is his goal to find a balance of simplicity, beauty, and function at every scale.


As part of a team of three, Brett once competed in and won a Red Bull Sled Competition…winning their weight in Red Bull.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (2013)

Center for Architecture & Design Board Member (2018 to Present)

Kansas City IDSA Chapter Chair (2022 to Present)

Kansas City IDSA Chapter KC Design Week Liason (2018 to 2021)

Kansas City Design Week Executive Committee (2019 to 2021)