Designhawk was founded in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. 


Jeff Benning - Founder

Welcome to Designhawk Innovations! This is the company I started to culminate everything I have learned about engineering and to bring it to the companies that need it.

Like many engineers, my life of learning started with Lego’s and Erector Sets as a kid. This quickly grew into a love of vehicles where my Dad had me working on the family cars long before I could even drive them.

I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago pursuing a Bacherlor’s in Mechanical Engineering while working for several large automotive parts manufacturers including Cummins, Electro-Motive Diesel, and Federal Mogul.

After working for a few years after college as well as helping small startups on the side, I decided to turn my side hustle into my full time business and this is where Designhawk Innovations was born!