I have always been interested in art and design growing up, originally wanted to become an architect but then found out about industrial design through a high school teacher. During college I noticed the Bungee wallet and thought it was such a unique innovative idea and looked up Umbra for the first time. I was thrilled to see they were a Canadian design company based out of Toronto so I made it my goal to get in and make my mark. I love the fast paced environment here, and it seems that every day is different and always presents a new challenge to solve. It's also exciting to work so closely with such a great team, the entire company seems focused on the same goals, making it a great creative environment for spawning new fresh ideas.
1. What are some of the Umbra products you designed? What is your specialty/expertise? What are you currently working on?
I really do not have a specific area of expertise, I like to dabble into as many categories as I can to get as much experience and knowledge as I can. In designing for so many different categories I find it always busy but love the challenge and it keeps things always interesting by working on so many different things. I tend to take the simplistic approach to design and try not to over design anything, I like clean lined simple products with subtle details.
2. What are some of the blogs/books/magazines that you read for inspiration?
3. Out of all Umbra designs, what are some of your favourite products? What do you like about the product?