All of my design work, and subsequent application of tools to materials evolve first of problem solving. The basic problem that underlies all of this is how the object will relate to the user to successfully 'fill the mission' of utility, and is somewhat pleasing in appearance when it is not in a period of interaction. Some of the overriding concerns are durability, sustainability, and safety. The second, more of an interest of mine, is the investigation of the processes to arrive at this, especially in a post-industrial environment where production modes of manufacturing were only the purvey of large, heavily invested factory complexes. Tools, materials and skill sets are now available to the small shop, with the interesting new caveat of designing and making in either limited edition or one of a kind in the small studio. My fascination is constantly being renewed as the accumulation and reference of knowledge through the web and print, and the cost and availability of these tools and materials are having a similar accessibility.