After college, I worked ordinary jobs until The Great Recession of 2010 when, like many Americans, I lost my job.
This created an opportunity for reflection. I created a venn diagram comprised from three lists:
1. What are the things I love to do?
2. What are the things I’m genuinely good at?
3. What are the things I could make a living doing?
With the overlapping lists in front of me, dots connected into what became ARTIFACT. I realized I wanted my own business - where I design and make products focused on quality, utility, and timeless design. This inspiration was drawn from years of collecting and dealing vintage apparel and military artifacts.
ARTIFACT began in February 2010. The first ten months I balanced a placeholder job with nights and weekends devoted to designing and making product. By December, I left my job to run ARTIFACT full-time.
It’s now 2020 and skilled people help me in a larger studio with more equipment, but my philosophy hasn’t changed. Design with absolute devotion to quality, utility, & timeless design.