Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Josh Probst has always had an affinity towards design and building. This passion led to him building his first motorcycle in his parents’ garage while in highschool. This 1978 Honda CB 125s called the retro rocket got him the opportunity to be the youngest builder invited to the handbuilt motorcycle show in Austin, Texas, and got him into the University of Houston Industrial design program. The four-year program honed his skills and challenged him to broaden his perspective to a more empathetic design approach. Graduating with honors in the class of 2019, he accumulated several awards and experiences. Including 2019 IDEA finalist, and was invited to display and be a keynote speaker at Kookmin University’s Wearable Tech Exhibit for his air pollution mask called 2.5. As well as receiving the 2020 Paris Design Awards Emerging product designer of the year, 2020 core 77 design award, and was invited to display and be a keynote speaker to the Harvard Business school club of Houston for his Fully functional modular electric motorcycle thesis called MAYA.
Selected Industrial Design Works
Murdock Breda Watch
P.M 2.5 Mask