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Paul Wood is an interdisciplinary designer, researcher, teacher, and maker with a passion for product development & humanitarian design. He acknowledges the influential role emerging economies can have on the design of global products and systems.
Paul Wood is a graduate from the MFA Design program at California College of the Arts where he studied product design, visual communication, and design research with an emphasis on the hybridization of industrial and non-industrial economies. He is also a graduate from design programs at San Francisco State University and Pasadena City College and is a member of the Pasadena City College Product Design Advisory Board. Paul has also spent several years working with digital media, rapid prototyping, and hand fabrication at one of the world’s leading model design firms. Recently, his work in Kenya as a co-founder has led to the success of the WAZO Design Institute: a product-design and training program in rural Eastern Kenya. Currently, Paul is working as an industrial designer for Hasbro's premiere construction toy line Kre-O where he helps to develop toy lines that are fun and aid in the many learning modalities children discover through PLAY!
Left overs from a farmers market are given to a connected restaurant to make a weekly or monthly special: "Creative Waste Entrées." Proceeds go to its advertising, its creative media output, and to the farmers market.
Mission Street Food was a project started in San Francisco where great chefs and other food industry people would create impromptu venues, through unused city kitchens, selling delicious food. They now have staked some ground in the mission.
Great, I think this is a really promising idea! Paul keys Built off of my original inspiration of cradle to cradle systems and then I was inspired by his idea. I t made me think of all the food challenges that friends of mine are in, like top chef people, and young chefs in SF doing media things in the bay area- my great friend Matt Brimer just did a promotional thing about Butter Burgers at Mavericks in SF and they had a line out the door---- change 'butter burger' to "creative waste homeless burger" and we have a solid concept.