George Hutchinson [ghutch]
What is your specialty?
Architecture, rope work, adaptive re-use
Where can we view your portfolio online?
Blog can be found here:
Etsy shop can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire shop can be found here: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet shop can be found here:www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop
What made you interested in design?
I like to make things and solve problems. Design is the elegant solution to a practical problem. We engage in design at many levels and the pattern of seeking, creating and finding the balance between forces is what enables us to see the bigger framework of the universe.
What has been your professional career path?
Undergrad college, design school, small office job, corporate jobs, owning my own business.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
Not yet but it's early.
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
We get to forget the mistakes of the past and begin anew. Each day is a gift - a moment of possibility with no limits.
How would you define your design style?
eclectic, unknown, erratic, conventional, strange, episodic, boolean, contradictory, predictable, imaginative, fun
How do you promote and move your work?
on the web, through personal one-on-one meetings, through my work, through word of mouth
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
Copies are dishonest thievery of original ideas. Depriving designers of compensation for their work through copying damages the economic stability of the designer. The only defense is shame.
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
Pandering to shallow corporate interpretations of profound ideas.
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
Thieves, cheaters, and crooks. You know them when you encounter them.
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Converting a unique grain mill into a multi-use commercial, studio, professional and residential landmark.
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
You never outgrow this work.