Design Media & Mentions 2017-08-15T20:42:45+00:00

THE PROOF OF HAZZ DESIGN SUCCESS

Growing Clients, Performing Products, Design Media Mentions & Rave Reviews

Tracy & Tom Hazzard have many client success stories about turning around a company’s sales in record time, contributing to bottom-line growth, building Intellectual Property assets to increase a valuation, or achieving a coveted retail placement. Although they are proud of the strong relationships they have built with clients, Tom and Tracy are even prouder of the many satisfied consumers who bought their designs and have taken the time to give a review.


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Hear what clients, publications, event planners, and product fans are saying about Hazz Design, Tom & Tracy Hazzard:

AS FEATURED IN BUSINESS & DESIGN MEDIA

DR. NILDA SHOW with Special Guest Tracy Hazzard

Listen to Dr. Nilda and Tracy at 8am PDT on Facebook Live!

August 19, 2017

IN THE CLEAR PODCAST with Justin & Tonya Recla

In The Clear Podcast | Avent-Guard

In a world where frauds and scams can be disguised as legitimate opportunities and anyone can be a self proclaimed business expert who do you trust? Hosts Justin and Tonya Dawn Recla are Army veterans and former government agents who bring over 20 years of combined counterintelligence experience to the business world. Each week they discuss ways to do business safer and interview members of their Clear Business Directory.

May 26, 2017 | Listen to the full podcast on Stitcher.

Tracy Leigh Hazzard – “It’s an Evolution and not a Revolution”

Tracy Hazzard is an Inc. Columnist and the Product Strategist for Hazz Design. She has co-designed and developed 250+ consumer products! She works with design-leading brands like Martha Stewart Living and Herman Miller and retailers like Costco and Target.

May 17, 2017 | Read the full article in Women In 3D Printing.

How 3D Printing is Transforming Business

Forbes | Hazz Design Feature

That’s the future Tracy Hazzard, co-owner of 3D-printing company Hazz Design, foresees. Directed by Tracy and her husband, Tom, Hazz Design has developed over 250 products and generated nearly $1 billion in revenue for their retail clients. Business is soaring for the entrepreneurial couple, and on the cusp of this great manufacturing revolution, the Hazzards believe that 3D printing is going to change the way we do business.

May 10, 2017 | Read the full article in Forbes.

Thinking of Partnering Up With Your Partner? Read This First.

How living and working with your partner really works, and why balance is bullshit. Speaking on the panel about Empowerment at the City Gala Summit was amazing. I chatted with celebrities like John Travolta, and sat alongside power women like Endyia Kinney Sterns, Former VP of Programming for Oprah Winfrey Network, Lillian Walker, Luxiam Media CEO and Livia Caudell, Founder of Conscious Wealth Builders.

March 10, 2017 | Read Tracy’s full article on Thrive Global.

SME INTERVIEW: TRACY HAZZARD OF HAZZ DESIGN CONSULTING

Based in Orange County, California, product designers and design experts Tracy Hazzard and Tom Hazzard of Hazz Design Consulting have collectively designed and developed 250+ products generating almost $1 Billion in revenue for their retail clients. They hold over 37 utility and design patents with an unprecedented 86% commercialization rate – double the USPTO-reported national average. Their entrepreneurial experiences are taught in a Harvard Business Review course in 26 universities around the world. Tom and Tracy are hosts of the 3D Printing Podcast WTFFF?! ranked #1 on iTunes with over 45,000 listeners monthly.

February 20, 2017| Read the full interview at SME.

3D THINKING INTERVIEW With Aaron Young

Tracy Hazzard is the cofounder of Hazz Design and cohost of the WTFFF?! podcast. She talks about 3D thinking in how she and her husband, Tom Hazzard, started out their entrepreneurial journey, how they floundered for a few years, and how they have put systems in place to get them where they are today. She also discusses how those years of floundering has taught her so much of what she needed to know to be successful today and in the future.

February 7, 2017| Listen to the full podcast on Unshackled Owner.

DO THESE 3 THINGS TO SUCCESSFULLY SHIFT FROM MARCHING TO MOVEMENT

Welcome home from the Women’s March to a life where women will be treated fairly, pay will be equal, and life looks peachy. Through these rose colored lenses I can also predict that I will lose all the “baby weight” from my 3-year old in 30 days and we can 3D print product instantly. If I take off the glasses there are a few things I can see very clearly that we can’t really do without in 2017, but just pointing out the problems isn’t quite the solution. So I got together with some of my female colleagues in the business world and we talked. From those talks came a few very insightful pieces of information on what you can do post-march to make some significant changes in your world.

February 2, 2017 | Read the full article on Thrive Global.

APPLE VS SAMSUNG With John Livesay

Tom and Tracy Hazzard are product designers and design experts of Hazz Design. They’ve collectively designed and developed over 250 products, which has generated over $1 billion in revenue for their retail clients, and counting. Their entrepreneur experiences are taught in a Harvard Business review course in 26 universities around the world. Tom and Tracy are the hosts of the 3D printing podcast, WTFFF?! They are the experts in talking about everything to do with innovation and design. In this episode, they talk about the latest ruling by the Supreme Court in Samsung V Apple and how that impacts people who have a design patent and their valuation.

December 28, 2016| Listen to the full podcast on Pitch Wisperer.

TRACY HAZZARD – A ROLE MODEL FOR BUSINESS, FAMILY, AND GENEROSITY

When it comes to business role models, I look at Tracy Hazzard. I first met her at a CEO Space preview earlier this year. In that first meeting, I was struck by her generosity, intelligence and ability to hear people. She seemed to understand what people wanted to say, even when they were having a difficult time communicating it. She intuitively asked the questions that helped people better express their business challenges and what they needed help with next.

October 27, 2016| Read the full article on Business Brains Inc.

KEEP YOUR BUSINESS IN START-UP MODE TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Breakthrough Magazine Vol. 1 | Tracy Hazzard article

Breakthrough Magazine gives business leaders a new perspective that inspires and empowers them to make accurate decisions and commit to the actions required to be their best selves. Tracy contributed to their premiere issue on why being a perpetual start-up after 25 years in business is a good thing.

Vol. 1 | Find Breakthrough Magazine here.

MOVE OVER EASY BAKE OVEN: 3D PRINT PIZZA IS GOING MAIN STREET

As co-host of the WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast, I struggle with clear examples of why I am so bullish on 3D Printing being not just an industrial revolution, but a viable Main Street one. Food-grade 3D printers will soon be accessible to commercial and home chefs, giving ways to increase food artistry, add personalized touches, and ways to become an entertainment attraction.

October 12, 2016 | Find Foodie Quarterly here.

BUILD YOUR ENTREPRENEUR & CEO BRAND WITH PODCASTING

Podcasting is one of the fastest growing media opportunities, with over 57 million repeat listeners in the Unites States per month and growing. In Branding Blowout Podcast, host Karen Leland interviews Tom Hazzard on How To Build Your Entrepreneur And CEO Brand With Podcasting. Tom discusses how you can effectively include podcasting as part of your positioning strategy, to set your company up as an industry expert, and establish your CEO brand.

 July 15, 2016 | Read the full article here.

BRANDING BLOWOUT PODCAST with Karen Leland

Branding and marketing strategist Karen Leland interviews experts who can help entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs and executives create a business and personal brand by design instead of default, gain greater influence, and become thought leaders in their fields. Tom Hazzard, co-founder of Podcast Start Point and co-host of WTFFF?! a 3D printing podcast, discusses how to tap into podcasting as a way to build your personal brand and establish yourself as an industry expert.

June 29, 2016 | Read the full article or listen to the podcast on The Branding Blowout Podcast.

INNOVATION EXCELLENCE – THE 7 P’s OF SUCCESSFUL CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Well-designed products make life easier by solving problems. Extraordinary products introduce new waysof doing things. Well-designed consumer products are a pleasure to use – they are aesthetic and intuitive. Imagine how life would be if the first iPod had been less intuitive or functional. Creating consumer products should deliver three things: ease of use, functionality, and beauty. To learn how to design great consumer products, we talk to the “Product Whisperer” Tracy Hazzard.

June 1, 2016 | Read the full article here.

SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS HOUR with Nile Nickel

Interviews with top experts in business and Social Media to have them share tips tricks and experiences to enable you to leverage the power of Social Media to grow your business. It is a marriage of great Online Marketing and Social Media with awesome Business advice.

May 17, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Podcast Chart.

THE EVERYDAY INNOVATOR with Chad McAllister

Host, Chad McAllister is author of Turning Ideas into Market-Winning Products, and founder of Product Innovation Educators. He is a Top 40 Product Management Influencer and a Top 10 Innovation Blogger. Chad calls Tracy, “the product whisperer” pushing companies to rethink their product lines in order to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.

May 16, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on The Everyday Innventor.

TOM & TRACY HAZZARD INTERVIEW ON THE STRIP LIVE FOR VEGASNET TV

Media Showcase | Interview with Tom & Tracy Hazzard for THE STRIP LIVE celebrity talk show | Director’s cut | Join new media producers and authority positioning specialists Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray as they hangout and showcase Tom & Tracy Hazzard (product design and 3D printing experts) on location at Today’s Growth Consultant’ Digital Footprint event.

May 16, 2016 | Watch the full interview here.

CASH FLOW DIARY with J Massey

Tracy talks what it takes to get your ideas into the marketplace and lots of lessons about problem-solving and developing systems that make your business work far better than it does today. Just like real estate professionals, she solves problems, have to align the new idea with a particular market, have to stay on task, have to stay focused and have to make go/no-go decisions. Oh, and need to have an exit strategy in place at the get-go.

May 9, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on CFD.

TABLE TOP INVENTING with Steve Kurti

How does a young lady pursuing a career in bio-genetics find herself a successful artist? How can a small company file a lawsuit against a huge company without getting crushed? How do you fall in love with 3D printing after avowing never to use it? For the stories behind these curious juxtapositions.

May 5, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Table Top Inventing.

TOP TEN ENTREPRENEURS INTERVIEWED ON EZWAY.TV

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Eric (EZ) Zuley celebrity host top ten influential twitter personality interviews product design specialist and INC. Mag contributor Tracy Hazzard at the CEO Space Dolphin Tank event. Tracy was one of the judges and it was an amazing turn out.

April 25, 2016 | Watch the full interview here.

PRIVATE LABEL PODCAST with Kevin Rizer

Private Label Podcast, with host Kevin Rizer, takes you behind the often closed doors of the Private Label physical products industry, where everyday people are starting and building six and seven figure businesses with a brand they have created. In each episode Kevin discusses trends in the industry and introduces you to a successful private label entrepreneur. Tracy discusses tips and techniques of professional product development.

April 11, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Private Label Podcast.

SMALL BUSINESS FORUM RADIO with Tony Wilkins

A weekly talk show featuring interviews with small business experts from around the globe offering tips and discussing topics important to the small business community.

April 8, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Blog Talk Radio.

KILLER INNOVATIONS with Phil McKinney

The common challenges innovators run into when trying to go from idea to “on the shelf” (hint: passion is not always a good thing). Talking about the seven steps to commercialize any idea, experience with on-shore and off-shore manufacturing, and the critical “double check” before scaling production. Plus IP and patent tips.

April 5, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Killer Innovations.

DIRECT RESPONSE MARKETING MAGIC with Seth Greene

Direct Response Marketing Expert & Five Time Best-Selling Author Seth Greene bring together some of the top direct response marketing thought leaders in the country to share how they grow their businesses and you can too! Hear from Tracy Hazzard.

March 29, 2016 | Read the show notes or listen to the full podcast at SharkPreneur.

HACK THE ENTREPRENEUR with Jon Nastar

Avoiding critical mistakes by hiring the right resources at the right time. How unforeseen circumstances can be equally important in finding success as an entrepreneur. The dynamic partnership between Tracy and her husband and how their complementing skills were crucial in building their business. Tracy’s 7 “P” steps for choosing new projects and ideas.

March 28, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Hack The Entrepreneur.

THE TOP with Nathan Latka

“Will She Replace Lori Grenier on Shark Tank? Her designs have sold and brought in over $1,000,000,000 in revenue.  Listen as Nathan and Tracy Hazzard of Hazz Design talk about her wildly successful design business, the ins and outs of starting a podcast, and just how the profits from an office chair are broken down.”

March 27, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast or read the show notes on The Top.

AMZ Secrets with David Aladdin

AMZ Secrets Podcast

David Aladdin from Amz Secrets – this focused Amazon Podcast is on advanced selling strategies on Amazon, including retail Arbitrage, Amazon Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Amazon Private Labeling, and Amazon White Labeling. Discover how you can apply and use these secrets to create a business that will allow you to love what you do, wherever you are. Tracy discusses like product selection, sourcing, private labeling, marketing, and everything that works and doesn’t work within the Amazon Eco-System.

March 27, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on The Top.

UNIVERSITY OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS with Brandon T. Adams

Helpful tips on how to become successful in life and share insight from the most successful Entrepreneurs and Inspirational people in the World. Tracy Hazzard tells each entrepreneur the tip on hiring resources to help you plan, design, and launch your product or idea. You can never be successful without a deliberate team!

March 10, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on Live to Grind.

THE APP GUY PODCAST with Paul Kemp

Helping app entrepreneurs take inspiration from the journeys of others in the development world, specifically people who have years of experience to share their failures and successes to learn from and apply to app developer journeys. Tracy talks about turning long term dreams into action.

March 10, 2016 | Listen to the full podcast on The App Guy.

THE BUSINESS OWNER PUBLICITY PODCAST with Jill Lublin

Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking and referrals and a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She interviews successful business owners doing their own publicity.

March 9, 2016 | Read the show notes and listen to the full podcast on The Business Owner Publicity Podcast.

WHAT IS 3D PRINTING? TRACY & TOM HAZZARD OF WTFFF 3DSTARTPOINT

What is this new amazing technology, 3D printing any way? You may have noticed everywhere you go, you are most likely see 3D ads or some kind of information related to 3D. At the time of this blog, there were 5.5 millions results when I searched for “3d printing”. The possibilities of what this technology can do is only limiting to your IMAGINATION.

February 18, 2016 | Read the full article on nearyheng.com.

ON THE SHELF PODCAST with Tim Bush

On the Shelf Podcast | Tracy Hazzard

Every week, Tim Bush tackles important subjects crucial to mounting a successful sales campaign into Big Box Retail – from time frames to packaging to pricing – On The Shelf is your personal wholesale consultant. Tracy Hazzard joins regularly to discuss issues of design, sourcing and tips to making products that are more likely to sell.

December 30, 2015 | Listen to the full Podcast on Itunes.

VOICE AMERICA – CEO SPACE LIVE

Live Broadcast – CEO Space CEO Space Opening Segment with Dr. Linda Brown, Pas Simpson, Tom and Tracy Hazzard, Federico Giller, Parvis Firouzgar David M. Corbin, Justin Recla, Robert Johnson, Jill Lublin, Robert Fox, Paul Hoyt,Sharon Lechter, Cheryl Snapp Conner, Berny Dohrmann, Dave Austin.

December 19, 2015 | Listen to the full interview on LIVE.

DESIGNERS USED PODCASTING TO CREATE A MASSIVE AUDIENCE FAST

Forbes | Hazz Design Feature“Using an audio means to create PR for a highly visual product? When Forbes Contributor, Cheryl Snapp Conner met Tom and Tracy Hazzard recently, they piqued her interest when they told her how they’ve used a podcast as the crux of their successful PR”…

October 31, 2015 | Read the full article here

OUT OF MY MIND PODCAST with Jay Douglas

Out of My Mind Podcast | Tom & Tracy Hazzard

Jay Douglas talks to Baby Boomers on the radio show about everything. All the essential, non-essential and curiously-essential information you need in about 17 minutes every week. It’s what radio was meant to be. And, once upon a time, was. In the Episode #17 Printing In The Third Dimension aired on October 24, 2015, Tracy & Tom Hazzard discuss how 3D Printing is transforming not only the products we use but the lives of our children and grandchildren.

October 24, 2015 | Listen to the full podcast interview on Out of My Mind.

MONEY FOR LUNCH BLOG TALK RADIO with Bert Martinez

Money for Lunch Blog Talk Radio | Tracy Hazzard

Bert Martinez , a serial entrepreneur, founded Money For Lunch on a single idea: When entrepreneurs and leaders sit down for lunch they’re dining on ideas, and innovations that will change the world! In the October 16, 2015 airing, Tracy Hazzard discusses how Alibaba is not the gateway to Amazon millions and how 3D Printing can help entrepreneurs break down the barriers to entry.

October 8, 2015 | Listen to the full podcast interview on Money for Lunch.

MILLIONAIRE SPOTLIGHT – HUSBAND/WIFE FAMILY BUSINESS

“Many entrepreneurs feel inspired to launch a home-based business because of a personal passion or clever idea. A financial emergency spurred Tracy and Tom Hazzard to start Hazz Design and Consulting in 2009. ‘I was about to deliver my second baby girl any day and Tom lost his job’”…

September 17, 2015 | Read the article here

AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM HAZZARD OF HAZZ DESIGN CONSULTING

We have had a lot of opportunity to talk to people from around the 3D printing industry who are involved in many interesting activities inside of it. Our interview subjects range from engineers to educators, and from artists to newcomers and many other types, too. In this most recent segment in our Expert Interviews series we connected with Mr. Tom Hazzard of Hazz Design Consulting. Tom and his wife Tracy are a husband and wife duo who had a background in design before incorporating 3D printing skills into their skill set.

July 14, 2015 | Read the interview here

INSIGHTS ON BUSINESS & INDUSTRY FOR 3D PRINTING PARIS

WTFFF-3DTwistTie-Purple2What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry? Attracting good – actually great – design and designers who understand retail is the biggest challenge. The makers and hackers can only take us so far. If 3D Printing services, downloads, products are going to succeed commercially, then we have to make what people (and by people I really mean women) want to buy. We have to excite them, make them feel special and make their lives easier”…

July 9, 2015 | Read the interview here

EXPERT COUPLE ON HOW TO SHOP, WHAT TO BUY

OC Register | Tracy & Tom Hazzard“Husband and wife product designers Tracy and Tom Hazzard of Irvine-based Hazz Design Consulting spend at least one day a week in retail stores researching what is marketed. That’s because their own product designs have appeared in every kind of retail outlet – office and electronics superstores and big boxes”…

December 21, 2012 | Read the full article here

GENDERBLEND PRODUCTS ARE “COVERTLY FEMALE”

“In the furniture industry, most product development is done by men, and women’s needs are underserved in the market,” said Tom Hazzard. “But we are not trying to develop ‘female’ products. Instead, we help manufacturers create ‘covertly female’ products that appeal to a greater number of consumers. Men don’t even realize that the product has been designed to appeal to women”…

August 2, 2012 | Read the full article here

VALUE OF A PATENT TO AN ENTREPRENEUR

Harvard Business Review | Tom & Tracy Hazzard Entrepreneurs“Self-employed innovators developed and patented a novel combination pen and stylus device… ttools, a small, resource-constrained company, had its competitive advantage and rights as a patent holder threatened by Palm Computing and IDEO”…

January 1, 2006 | Download the full case study here.

SMALL BUSINESS RIP-OFF

CNN Money | Tom & Tracy Hazzard | Design Media FeatureThe story of Tom & Tracy Hazzard shows that little guys can win when Fortune 500 outfits take their ideas. The two had between them already fashioned more than 200 products on the market for such companies as Crate & Barrel, OfficeMax, Ethan Allen, and Herman Miller when they grappled with a corporate giant”…

November 1, 2001 | Read the full article here.

WTFFF?! 3D PRINTING PODCAST with Tom & Tracy Hazzard

WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast with Tom & Tracy Hazzard

What the FFF is Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printing? Design experts Tom & Tracy Hazzard from Hazz Design explore all about the what of 3D Printing: what design software, what printers, what tools to use, what designs to print, what new materials they’ve tested for you and what your 3D Printing business strategy should be. They interview the who’s who in 3D Print design and others who can help you figure out your what. Plus – 4 days per week, in the Ask Anything episodes, Tom & Tracy answer your questions and share their own tips, tools and resources for successful 3D Printing. Listen now on iTunes.

AS REFERRED BY CLIENTS & CONSUMERS

Whalen-wht“It’s rare that a product lasts at retail more than a season. Tom & Tracy have a pulse on what sells and what sells well year after year.” Mike Mitchell – VP of Sales | Whalen Furniture

xrocker-gray“The Hazzards expertise and design direction made our product line more relevant to today’s retail consumer, especially women.” Robert McNae – CEO | Ace Bayou Corp.

Hookah Starter Pro“Tom & Tracy gave my idea structure and a tactical game plan. Without their help, it would have stayed a great idea with potential, instead of a great product with sales.”

Manny Haddad | Entrepreneur/Inventor

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Clients & Brands | Hazz Design

Metrex 2 | Costco | Hazz DesignI have been using this chair for more than two years. It is comfortable, and easily adjustable for two users of my home office. I have had no problems with comfort, using no pads, and often spent several hours at my desk.

SODAK – Costco Member

Metrex Mesh Chair | Costco | August 12, 2015

Staples | Cermeno Chair | Hazz DesignBEST CHAIR I’VE EVER HAD “Being tall, it is hard to find a chair that hits me in the right places. The first time I sat in it, my toes dangled, I knew it was going to be a great chair from then on. Very comfortable, the back of my knees actually touch the chair, and the lumbar is excellent! I am so glad we got these chairs at the office. My boss got one too, and LOVES it!”

A.Spilman – Staples Registered User

Cermeno Leather Office Chair | Staples | August 20, 2015

Tom & Tracy Hazzard operate in full transparency, have been thoroughly vetted by Avent-Guard and are listed in the  Directory so you can make an educated decision about who you engage for services or invite as an expert guest.