“Get engaged and excited about how people do things and pay attention, then work your way to a product idea you're excited about and other people love.”
Captivated by human-centered design, beautiful objects, simplicity, and details, Thomas Both’s
advice for aspiring artists and designers is simple: Make stuff. “Get engaged and excited about how people do things and pay attention,” he says, “then work your way to a product idea you’re excited about and other people love.”
After working for a few years as a mechanical engineer right out of college, Thomas felt the need to feed his right brain, and so he enrolled in design school at Stanford University and went on to teach at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. When creating his ceramic pieces, no functional detail is left untested. “I work much more as a designer now than an engineer,” he says, “but both play a part.”
Learn more about how Thomas is taking "comfort food" to the next level in an interview on the blog.