Design Beginnings

Blossom Where You’re Planted

Designer, investor, intellect (quiet, seeking finesse).

I grew up working in a machine shop and on a factory trawler. Where my appreciation for good design, team work and follow through came from.

That environment also provided the ground-spark for my interest in business and systems thinking, innovation and material design (fabrication), appreciating constraints and understanding trends.

It also gave me an appreciation for transferable skill sets and humility. Learning different languages to work with accountants and legal counsel to vendors and engineers. And serviceability and human centered design.

Did you label it port-starboard-top-bottom-left-right? Did you add NeverSeez? Did you build it for the guys at sea? 

As a designer I associate myself as investor because I have a desire and appreciation for understanding the numbers. How does the business work? Project management and business development.

And as a designer I associate myself as an intellect because it requires I quiet my cleverness. Remove my ego. Be open, ask for help and listen.