11. Describe a favorite project you’ve worked on using Autodesk software.
I really like the first project I ever did in Fusion 360. I used the software for the first time at a student workshop at San Francisco’s Pier 9 in 2015 for the Design for Autodesk challenge where you had to design a 15-part assembly. I redesigned the classic San Francisco cable car bells with modern organic surfaces, mainly as a way to teach myself T-spline modeling.
12. If you could contribute one thing to making a better world, what would it be?
I believe that our biggest problem as a society is not necessarily materialism, but instead not taking pride in the things that we surround ourselves with. Instead of having many things that we don’t see as much individual value in, I hope that we can move toward having fewer things with more value. By value I don’t mean cost, but instead an appreciation for every part of its lifecycle including the way that it was fabricated, the materials that went into it, the aesthetics, the functionality, and the re-usability or recyclability of it. My hope is that by designing products well, taking all of these things into account, we as designers can help people to live with fewer things and reduce our individual footprint on the environment to the point where we leave no trace—or better—leave the world better than we found it.
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