I am an Industrial Designer working at the edge of design, the space where scientists, engineers, electronic gurus, inventors, entrepreneurs and investors meet the need for design. I also live at the edge of a ridge that comes off of a mountain near the end (edge) of the Appalachian mountain range.
I am the son of a fine artist, the grandson of an architect. I enjoy making things more than the average maker. I really enjoy making things better. I believe the world is one of those things that I can help be a better place. I really want to help push it in that direction. Design is just one way to make the push.
I have been fortunate to have worked in 4 distinctly different industrial design firms. Each has been a training ground for me.
I hope the design lessons I have learned at each of these firms and the mistakes I have made, make for ever-improving our design output at now at Inergi. I hope my experience helps our firm improve our relationships with our customers.
I studied under very good teachers, my own mother, Jo-Ann Savas, Dr. Walter Shaer, Eva Phiel, Bill Bullock, and Lance Rake. Lee Payne was my first employer in a design firm. He was Dept Head at Ga Tech when I started at his firm. He was a teacher at work too. I learned daily at his firm. Wendell Wilson was a great teacher and easy person to have as a colleague. He is a dear friend of mine and a sounding board for me to this day. My dear wife has endured the rough and tumble design life. She is the real supporter of design as I have pursued it.