Tom Weis


Tom Weis is co-founder and CEO of a co-working and maker space, Steel House in Rockland, Maine; co-founder of the design firm, Hello, we are _; and an Assistant Professor in the Industrial Design Department at RISD.

Tom Weis has background in sculpture, cabinetry and wooden boatbuilding. His Industrial Design work has been featured in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2010 and the Mass General Hospital’s Russell MD Museum of History and Innovation. Since 2015, Weis has explored how design and creativity might work to reduce nuclear threats. He has presented at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Disruptive Futures Nuclear Weapons Summit and has led collaborative workshops between design students and cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. His current work involves a multidisciplinary team developing new concepts and approaches for the verification of nuclear materials and treaty obligations.