WHEN DID YOUR INTEREST IN DESIGN BEGIN?
I had hot glue gun burns on my hands when I was five years old. I thought, “Well, I want to make cell phones.” This is when cell phones had just turned from flip phones to iPhones and I'm like, “I want to do that.” And I go, “Well, somebody does that. There's a guy that does that.” I thought, “I want to be that guy. I don't know what his title is, but that's what I want to do.” And then I started researching it and I found out, “Oh, there's these industrial designers and these product designers,” and then I can filter in deeper and say, “Okay, I want to work on consumer electronics, and then I want to work on cell phones,” and then it led to, “All right, I'm going to go back to community college. I'm going to take all the classes that I need to take now and then transfer to a college that does industrial design.”