Working to create ideas that should exist and bring them to life in the right way. Peter Bristol is an American industrial designer. Peter is currently head of industrial design at Facebook, leading the Oculus, Portal, and Facebook hardware design efforts.  He was previously creative director of renowned Seattle-based product development consultancy Carbon Design Group. Parallel to his work at Facebook, Peter partners with design focused companies to develop furniture, lighting and other goods. His work blends form with function in uniquely appropriate ways making products that are inherently recognizable.






Popular Science: Top 100 innovation of  2020 for Oculus Quest

Tom’s Guide: Best VR Headset for Oculus Quest


VR Awards: VR Hardware of the Year for Oculus Quest

Time Magazine: Best Inventions of 2019 for Oculus Quest

DrivenXDesign: Now Silver for Oculus Quest


The Wirecutter: Best Standalone VR Headset for Oculus Go

IDEA Awards: Silver for Oculus Touch Controllers

Core 77: Notable Consumer Product for Oculus Touch Controllers



Time Magazine: Top 25 Inventions of 2017 for Oculus Go

DARC Awards: Best Architectural Lighting for Juniper THIN Multiples Collection

VR Awards: VR Hardware of the Year for Oculus Touch

VR Awards: VR Headset of the Year for Oculus Rift

Interior Design Magazine: Best of the Year Finalist for Juniper Thin Diamond Sconce



Core77 Awards: Winner of Consumer Products Category for Oculus Rift

Good Design Awards: Gold Design Award for Oculus Rift


Astrid Awards Silver: Oculus E3 Tradeshow Booth

Hermes Creative Awards Gold: Oculus E3 Tradeshow Booth



Good Design Award: Phamanex S3 Biophotonic Scanner

Good Design Award: Nymi Band

Good Design Award: VieVu2 Safety Camera

Appointed to advisory board for WWU Industrial Design

Judge for Spark Award Medical category


Spark Awards Spark! Award: AM Surgical Stratos

CNET’s Most Beautiful Products of 2013: Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard

PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award at the Ergo Expo: Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard

Judge for the Spark awards Student category

THIN task lamp for Juniper featured at Wanted Design NYC

Wirecutter “most comfortable ergonomic keyboard”: Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard

Spark Awards Bronze: Nu Skin Pharmanex Biophotonic S3 Scanner


Mayan Experience 2012: Workshop Lead

Spark Concept Gold Award: Toggle Remote

IDEA Bronze Award: Microsoft Touch Mouse


Cut Chair featured in the 2011 Bumbershoot’s “The Magic Show” Exhibition

Spark Pro Gold Award: Microsoft Touch Mouse

Spark Pro Bronze Award: Microsoft Express Mouse

Good Design Award: Microsoft Touch Mouse

Good Design Award: Microsoft Express Mouse



ID Magazine Annual Design Review Equipment Category judge

Spark Silver Award: Pathway Jetstream® System

Spark Silver Award: Nanopoint Microfluidics Controller

Good Design Award: Microsoft Mobile Wireless Mouse 4000

Good Design Award: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000

Good Design Award: Nanopoint Microfluidics Controller

Good Design Award: Pathway Jetstream® System


IDEA GOLD Nanopoint Microfluidics Controller

“LED Shade Lamp” displayed at Design Within Reach “Design a Classic” gallery show

IDEA GOLD Pathway PV Atherectomy System

Red Dot Honorable mention for Microsoft Bluetrack Explorer and Explorer Mini

ID magazine Design Distinction Award (Silver) Pathway PV Atherectomy System

ID magazine Product Category Winner (Gold) Nanopoint MicroFluidics System

IDSA NW “Best in Show” ad-hoc Award Nanopoint Microfluidics System

IDSA NW Gold Award Nanopoint Microfluidics System

IDSA NW Silver award Pathway PV Atherectomy System



IDEA Bronze for Tippi FingerTip Grips Product and Brand


IDEA gold for Nanopoint CellTray

Technical Innovation for the Microsoft Wireless mouse 8000


IDSA Student Merit award

WWU BSID Senior of the year