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Post-Industrial Design

With training and experience as an industrial designer I've had the fortune to be able to use a broad range of skills

As a whole industrial design is the planning, visualisation & fabrication of our physical reality.  No big deal right. But it carries a great deal of ethical and environmental responsibility that is far too easily tossed aside in the name of mass production and market dominance. The moral of the industrial revolution and our industrialised society should be to learn from the wrong way how to do the right thing. We have the power to do and make anything, and now more than ever we are aware of the impact of that power.

So what to do as a creative person who has a desire to create the new, but to not introduce waste and irrelevancy?  It's been an honest struggle but transforming my experience, skills, and expertise into tools for positive change is my path forward. Welcome to the post-industrial design era.

Check the menu above for what I've done, what I do, and what I want to be doing. Also take a peek at Design in the Field for how I can design, package up, and deliver your next big (or little) thing.


That’s what I love, learning from the wrong way -
even when I have to navigate around the long way.
— Urthboy
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EARTH

I've lived in 25 different houses and apartments, in 7 cities, on 3 continents. I went to 14 different schools and educational institutions. Growing up with constant disruption had a lasting effect. Even the place I now call home is still foreign, and while that comes with a measure of discomfort it means I can't help but to look at everything with a curious and critical eye, as if it's always new. It also means that I automatically try and see the whole at the same time as the detail.  What things are made of, where they were made, who made them, and why they were made are always front-and-centre questions. Of course the most perplexing questions are often: why do some cars look like they were designed in the dark? And, if a table wobbles can you even call it a table? Or is it just an unstable surface that doesn't properly serve its only real purpose? 

Anyway, here's some places I've lived.