What is your favorite part about being a Design Lead for Tumble?
I am really lucky in that this role allows me to work with several different companies within many different industries. Depending on the day you may find me talking to a CIO, an optometrist, a shipping manager, or even a teenage gamer. I like to tell people that because of my role, I know a little bit about a lot of different topics.
A few years ago you attended the IIT Institute of Design ID Design Camp. What was your favorite part?
This is a tough question because there was some exciting group work where I was able to share and learn with a lot of really smart people. I thought one part that was surprisingly helpful (and definitely fun) was working with Second City Works on improv and now being able to use some of those activities and skills in current projects.
What is your favorite family vacation?
We spend time every summer in the Adirondacks at our family camp. Between jet skiing, fishing, and hiking it is a perfect getaway with my family…and no cell reception is certainly helpful in keeping my kids engaged with fun outings!
What makes you laugh the most?
My family. I come from a large family that lives across the country, but we get together on Zoom once a month to chat and laugh. Having my 5 siblings and numerous nephews all together at one time typically leads to a lot of playful teasing and laughter.
Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Assuming we can go with fictional, and outing myself as a sci-fi nerd, I would say the Doctor (ideally the eleventh) from Doctor Who. This character is fun to be around, doesn't panic, and if almost 60 years has taught us anything - will always get out of a tight spot.
Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Hearing. I have always been good at listening and having conversations based on what is being said. I get to talk with and listen to a lot of smart people on a lot of different topics in my role here at KS&R and it is amazing what you can learn if you just sit back and listen.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
COLD BEVERAGES ONLY. I don't know why, but I cannot understand why people drink hot liquids. I am not a huge fan of coffee, but when I do drink it then it must be iced. Even as a kid, I refused to drink hot cocoa after coming in from sledding all day and none of my friends could understand why.