The inspiration for Lillipad struck just months before the demand for the unique portable workstation exploded.
In January 2020, Colin Dowdle had a dilemma. The Marquette University graduate lived in a small space with a number of roommates. He began working remotely several times a week and found his at home workspace less than ideal. Working at his kitchen table left him sore and lethargic. His bedroom had spotty wifi. The living room could work, but he could not set up a large desk in a shared space.
To be productive at home, he knew he needed a workstation that allowed him to both sit and stand with accommodations for his monitor and electrical outlets. But most importantly, it needed to be easily moved.