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 different skill sets 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 appreciate inclusive design because requires I design in independence. I also appreciate stakeholder constraints because requires what I’m designing to be realistic.