Since a child, I have been creating mechanical devices: sling shots, tall welded bikes, Go-Karts, cardboard pinball machines and even a back yard amusement park made of wood pallets. I have dismantled more sewing machines and toasters then you would want to know about.
I got a late start on the Art part. After I studied Engineering and worked for 10 years, I was taught proper design fundamentals and the starter skills for metal and woodworking. I studied form, function, learned the value of critique and iterative design. (adapting and improving as you make)
During the past 10 years, I have been teaching and building online courses in design and telling stories thru data visualization, all while spending a considerable time on wood & metal working, sketching and Arduino based electronics.
At work, I became fascinated by some of the shapes that data makes and I believe that’s how I finally married an inspiration to just making things.