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"A nontraditional designer, educator, and waterman."
In third year at Techshop SF as Brand Ambassador and Consultant. I created the School of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture's Metal Shop at the Academy of Art University.
I studied linguistics and international relations. I read a lot of nonfiction and ethnography.
Good products usually start as good looking prototypes. Great products start as ugly, deformed creatures of imagination. Probably the same with humans.
I'm starting to build a portfolio of work that can be critically viewed, and hopefully, globally appreciated. I want to spend the rest of my career focused on communities and their individual needs. From now on, the things I make should be perfectly suited for one purpose and one place, maybe well suited to others.
Here's a word of advice I tend to keep and apply to most natural (and social) settings:
“When in doubt about drinking from an unknown spring look for life. If the water is scummed with algae, crawling with worms, grubs, larvae, spiders and liver flukes, be reassured, drink hearty, you’ll get nothing worse than dysentery. But if it appears innocent and pure, beware.” Edward Abbey