Material6

The Material6 iPhone case combines natural materials with a unique band and back panel system. Each case is handmade from curly figured cherry, south american rosewood, birdseye maple, or walnut providing each back with a one of a kind wood grain. Only the highest quality materials and finishes are combined to make the customers design truly unique. All of the cases are designed, manufactured, assembled, and packaged in the United States with quality that can only be created by hand - one piece at a time.





I was responsible for all website renderings that contributed to the virtual product tree. This allowed users to customize their phone case and see live changes before they made a purchase. The interface showed phone band, back panel, and engraving options.


One of the biggest challenges was finding a US manufacturer that could meet our quality, cost, and timeline requirements. After discussing the project with over a dozen manufacturers, we chose DT Manufacturing of Detroit, Michigan, to perform the tooling and injection molding. I worked with their engineering team to solve problems relating to undercuts and the locations of the gate, lifters, and ejectors.