I’m captivated by the convergence of technology and the arts, and specifically, how it can make people's lives better. When I’m not working, my hobbies include traveling, paper sculpture design, reading science fiction, and concocting the perfect cup of coffee.
Who are your favorite designers?
Charles Eames - His philosophy about the design process changed the way I approach my work. His iterative style of thinking created a model that worked optimally for functionality, production, and aesthetics.
Dieter Rams - It's difficult to express the timeless influence he has had on the world of design. He was a firm believer in Functionalism and his rationalist vision of design is clearly represented by the phrase "Less, but Better". His 10 principles of design are to never be forgotten.
Coco Chanel - She dressed like no one else, taking her inspiration from masculine attire and invented new styles that embodied the modern woman. Her designs were not only comfortable to wear, but also simpler, lighter, and extraordinarily chic.
What is your design process?
I dive right into the messiness of problem definition, conduct research, and make observations about the world and the context of the problem. This allows me to create something that solves the problem (or part of it) and package it in a tactile experience with a viable business model.
What are your favorite lectures?
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
What are your favorite documentaries?
Between the Folds
Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter
What is your favorite animated movie?
How to train your dragon (spoiler alert: it's about a designer)
What superhero would you be?
Green Lantern. Why? He possesses a power ring that creates green, solid-light objects. The size, complexity, and strength of the objects are limited only by the ring-bearer's willpower; whatever the wearer imagines, the ring will create.
Can I have your number?
Just kidding, that's never been asked.