Clabots has built companies from the ground up, from bootstrap consultancies to award-winning design brands
Over his career, Clabots has founded and run four companies. The first was his design studio, Nonlinear Studio, which he founded in 2010. This company was a multidisciplinary design consultancy that focused on assisting other companies with their Product Design and Creative Direction. During the three and a half years that he ran Nonlinear Studio, Clabots also founded two consumer-goods companies. These included a self-titled watch brand, Nonlinear, and Amplifiear, a company that produced an iPad sound amplification device originally funded on Kickstarter.
In 2013, Clabots was offered the role of Senior Vice President of Design for the then-booming design start-up, Fab.com. Clabots closed his three prior companies and took this job. At Fab.com, he led the company’s design team and eventually facilitated the transition of his division to the offshoot, Hem. Less than a year later, Clabots co-founded OTHR with fellow designer Joe Doucet and owner of Tokyo Bike USA, Dean DiSimone. Here, Clabots served as the company’s Chief Design Officer for two and a half years before stepping back from a day-to-day role September 2017 and transitioning to an Advisor.