Before discovering the Industrial Design program at Emily Carr, I spent five years working in various labour-intensive positions: painting, landscaping, guiding outdoor tours and carpentry. Through these jobs, I gained an appreciation for working with my hands and bringing things to life. Although they instilled a great work ethic and taught me valuable skills, they lacked the ability for me to express my deep-seated creativity, which is what initially sparked my interest to explore industrial design.
Emily Carr has been a playground for me over the past three years. I spend the majority of my free time in the shop or bouncing ideas off and collaborating with creative individuals. As an Industrial Designer, I naturally have a strong connection to working with wood. That said, I am also drawn to textiles due to the material's flexibility. There isn’t an aspect of the design process that I don’t love. My speciality is blue-sky thinking, prototyping, 3D modeling, rendering and getting my hands dirty in the making process.
My design style revolves around simplicity and functionality. I believe designs should be user-friendly, as well as maintain a respectful relationship with the environment. My goal is to continue working as a designer in a capacity that feeds my ongoing curiosity, promotes creativity, and allows for the opportunity to solve problems that we face today.