about bda

Donald Booty, Jr., firm principal, has been a practicing industrial designer and product development professional for over 25 years, as both a consultant and VP of Product Development for two manufacturing firms. He has won several design awards, been recognized in exhibitions and publications for outstanding design and holds numerous U.S. and foreign utility patents.

awards + recognition
Recognition from peers in the design community and industry is one measure of our firm’s innovations and work in aesthetics and ergonomics. The Industrial Designers’ Society of America (IDSA), GOOD DESIGN and the National Design Museum (Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Institution) are among those organizations recognizing BDA’s achievements in these categories.
Product Year/Award or Recognition
Stylus LED Booklight 2007 Gift-of-the-Year Finalist, U.K. Gift Association
Comfort Grip Magnifiers 2007 Ease-of-Use Commendation from ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
De:Chorder Musical Chord Transposer 2006 e-choice Winner for Small Accessories, NAMM Music Show
Voyager 2 12-Language Translator 2005 Featured in Newsweek’s “Best Electronics Products” Gift Guide
Aviglo Remote Transmitter 1999 GOOD DESIGN Distinguished Product Award
1999 Consumer Electronics Show “Innovations” Award
Light Voyager CCFL Booklight 1998 Scandinavian Gift Show “Best New Product”
1997 GOOD DESIGN Exhibition
Gripper Water-resistant Clock 1998 U.K. Irish Gift Fair ‘Best New Product’
FlashPack Backpack Flashlight 1996 GOOD DESIGN Exhibition
DoubleHeader Dual-Beam Flashlight 1995 Silver IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award, IDSA)
1995 Hong Kong “Merit of Industry” Award
1995 GOOD DESIGN Exhibition
1996 Featured in Popular Science and New York Magazines
1997 National Design Museum “Human Factors Gallery”
1998 Adventure Club of North America “Adventure Tested & Approved” Endorsement
GuardLight Flashlight + Personal Security 1995 GOOD DESIGN Distinguished Product Award

1997 National Design Museum “Human Factors Gallery” (Henry Dreyfuss Retrospective)

Mark 3 Remote Transmitter (Auto Security) 1995 GOOD DESIGN Exhibition
CD 12 Compact Disc Carrycase 1994 Bronze IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award, IDSA)
Thumper Traveler Alarm Clock 1991 Featured in “New + Notable Design”, hardcover book publication
DoublePlus Ergonomic Calculator 1989 Arango “Good Offices” Award
1989 Advertising Age Industry Award
1990 Featured in People,
Industrial Design & BusinessWeek magazines
1991 Featured in “The Look of the Century” &
“Landmark Designs of the 20th Century”
1997 National Design Museum “Human Factors Gallery”
Thumper Alarm Clock 1989 Honorable Mention, Industrial Design Annual Review
1997 National Design Museum “Human Factors Gallery”