Brad Singley

Brad Singley grew up in Bishop, California -- a small town in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Living in such a scenic location, he developed a love of painting the dramatic landscapes in his own backyard.

He studied civil and environmental engineering at Brigham Young University, but he never strayed too far from art and design. While at school, Brad worked as a multimedia consultant where he created short videos and animations for the web. For his master's thesis, Brad created an instructional videogame for UNESCO, which won local and national awards.

Brad credits his wife Meg for introducing him to the world of modern design. He enjoys studying the works of mid-century designers such as Isamu Nochuchi, George Nelson, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, and Ray and Charles Eames.

"These guys blurred the lines between mathematics and art in a way that I find very inspiring," Brad says.

As for the MultiBlocks, Brad wanted to give his kids every opportunity to develop their analytical and creative skills, so he built them a set of simple wooden blocks.

"There are hundreds of cheap plastic toys on the market, but I think we can learn a lot from the minimalism of the mid-century modernists."

Brad lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He loves design, Ben and Jerry's and Ray and Charles Eames.