Every day we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.
Occupation: Designer, entrepreneur, and inventor
Hometown: Terrell, Texas
Studio location: Chinatown, New York City
Describe what you make: From designing business cards to business models, we approach challenges with the same goal of creating an elegant and innovative solution. We work across a great many categories, which apart from keeping work interesting, gives us insights gleaned from a broad base of experience that we can apply to new problems.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My life. Finding a balance between creating ambitious projects and being there for my family is the best application of design principles I can think of.
The problem your work solves: We specialize in intractable problems. Many of our best projects come to us from clients who have struggled with something particularly difficult and gone through a few other designers before coming to us. I particularly like difficult challenges, as they keep you sharp and offer no greater satisfaction than when you arrive at an elegant solution.
What you are working on now: Most of my time these days is spent on taking Othr, our design brand of 3D-printed objects, to the next level. Building a new type of consumer-facing design brand with an amazing team and a global list of the best talent is about as engaging as it gets.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: There are always a dozen or so projects at various stages of progress. One coming up that I am particularly excited about is a politically motivated collection launching in Mexico in February. More to come on that….
What you absolutely have to have in your studio: A clean desk and a cluttered mind.