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Photograph of Nerdian Inc Founder Ian Coll McEachern, experienced product design engineer

"… I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer — born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow. As an engineer, I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession." - Neil Armstrong


I am a product designer.   Mechanical, electrical and systems engineer.  Machinist, technician and tinkerer.  


At my core I simply desire to design, invent and build products that help to make the world a better place. 


I've seized every opportunity to learn from master craftsmen, innovative inventors, seasoned product designers, dedicated doctors, and brilliant engineers. This eclectic mentorship has sharpened my ability to transform complex ideas into tangible products. My journey has led me to collaborate with leading physicians confronting the intricacies of Surgical Robotics, LVADs, artificial hearts, blood pumps, and other advanced class III medical devices.



The products I've crafted can be found illuminating Times Square, enchanting visitors at Disney Parks, preserved within the Smithsonian, and, most humbly, implanted in individuals around the globe. I hold the title of inventor on numerous patents, both granted and pending, that are central to products ranging from ambitious startups to some of the largest names in the medical device sector.



My academic journey began with a B.S. in Engineering, specializing in Mechanics, from the Colorado School of Mines. But learning is a lifelong journey. I continually expand my horizons through active engagement with Industry & Trade Associations, University Programs, Business Groups, and startup Incubators. You'll often find me at major conferences, training sessions, and other industry events focused on design, simulation, and medical devices.



At my core, I'm driven by a mission to better our world through user-centered design, resilience, and meticulous craftsmanship, all underpinned by an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge technologies.



I stand at the crossroads of the digital revolution, traditional craftsmanship, and empathetic design.


Which leads me to my favorite question –

"What can I create for you?"

Why Choose Nerdian Inc?


Personal Commitment
  • At Nerdian Inc, you're not just another client; you're a valued partner in innovation. Owned and operated by my wife and me, every project receives my personal attention. I'm not just here for the short term; I'm committed to your long-term success.

  • When you work with us, you're supporting a family-owned business. Profits are reinvested into our local community and business, ensuring growth and sustainability, not into the pockets of distant investors.

Experienced Network
  • Leverage my extensive 20-year network of industry professionals. From intricate design challenges to complex production needs, I have the resources and expertise to bring your vision to life.

At Nerdian Inc, we don't just build products; we forge lasting partnerships and contribute to the community we cherish. Join us in our journey to create products that are not only innovative and efficient but also imbued with a sense of purpose and craftsmanship. Let's bring your vision to life, together.

Ian Coll McEachern


San Francisco, CA

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The Heros in my movies:
  • Chewbacca

  • Samwise Gamgee

  • Goose

  • Spock

  • Wilson

  • Groot

  • Ford Prefect

  • Pedro Sanchez

  • Cameron Frye

  • Nevil Longbottom

  • Garth Algar

The Heros in my life:
  • my wife

  • my family

  • my dogs

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