I would like to re-establish a culture of ingenuity -- a culture that once forged frontiers; a culture that honors those who work with their hands, design with their hearts, and never stop expanding their minds. I want to replace complacency and apathy with dissatisfaction and drive, and I want my objects and philosophy to catalyze this shift.
I have chosen to hone my skills in the areas of woodworking, [limited] metal fabrication, visual communication, self-motivation, and resourcefulness. I'm capable of utilizing digital tools (Creative Suite, 3D modeling software, etc.) during my design process, but I prefer working in the world of tangible objects. I have a tremendous appreciation for craftsmanship, and I have extremely high standards when it comes to my work.
Before the Work Ever Begins
While my technical skills may be the tools I employ throughout the various stages of the design process, I am ever considerate of the reasoning behind every decision I make -- the macro side, the big picture is a very important part of every project I pursue. I consider materials: where they originate and where they are likely to end up. I consider the perception of my objects to ensure their intrinsic value and meaning is properly conveyed to an observer. And most importantly, I always confirm with myself before beginning a project that it will be a necessary and beneficial addition to the space it will occupy.
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Associate Industrial DesignerKohler Co. (via Manpower) // WI, USA
Design InternBlu Dot // Minneapolis, MN, USA
Industrial Design InternQuirky // New York, NY, USA
Graphic Design ConsultantLineage Systems LLC // Canada
Cabinet MakerGoebel Fixture Company // Hutchinson, MN, USA
Packing Operator / Vinyl Converting Operator3M // Hutchinson, MN, USA