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PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Joseph Warren of New Concord

Published: January 29, 2011 11:01 PM

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Joseph Warren of New Concord was recently named 2010 Best Ambassador of the Davison Brand, a highly sought award at Inventionland, the Pittsburgh based design facility where he works as a senior concept designer. "I was surprised," said Warren, who works inside a 12-foot giant "cupcake" in the creative workspace. "My family got to come to the awards this year, so that was nice; and this was only the second year for the Best Ambassador award, so that was pretty cool."This is actually the third Davison award for Warren, who was named Designer of the Year in 2007 and was designer of the Product of the Year (the Meatball Baker) in 2009. The Davison Awards are held to recognize those individuals that exemplify the inventive spirit through their attitude, effort and performance. Warren was nominated for the award along with three other employees. Over the past two years, he has given tours of Inventionland to thousands of wide-eyed schoolchildren, Scout groups and clients. Warren also authors the company design blog: www.davisoncreators.com, and creates "ideations" of clients' new product ideas. His product designs can be purchased at over 75 retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Walgreens and QVC; several also have been featured in Innovation and ID magazines.Warren is a 1998 graduate of John Glenn High School, a 2005 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and holds a bachelor's degree in product design. He has been employed by Davison for five years and resides in Aspinwall, Pa., with his wife, Carly Jira Warren, and two children.Davison is a new product development company that provides a variety of services to inventors, corporations and entrepreneurs. Products designed by Davison have sold in stores such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, K-Mart, FAO Schwarz, JCPenney, Linens 'n Things, Dick's Sporting Goods, AutoZone, Dunham's Sports, Cabela's and more. Learn more at www.davison.com.

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