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Staff Profiles

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Staff Profile – Kerstin!

Ali

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To piggyback off of Melissa’s staff profile, let me now introduce another one of our Three’s Company (aka Customer Service Team) characters: Kerstin!

Where are you from? Clearwater, FL

Where do you live now? San Francisco, CA

How did you get interested in design? I started cutting up clothes and sewing them, painting, doing ceramics, changing the way I “decorated” my rooms and other creative shenanigans when I was younger and throughout growing up. As I got older, I discovered new arenas of more sophisticated design regarding furniture and sustainable art, how loose the term “design” is, and how the kiddie painting and grown-up furniture design can work together… Did that make sense?

jefdesigns Home Melamine PlatesWhat’s your favorite DP product and why? umm… I don’t have a favorite, but I really love jefdesigns pieces, and I really need the Area Bruno Bed and some Graham & Brown Mode Enchant Wallpaper, please.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

DP Customer Service Team / Staff Profile – Melissa!

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Upon the event that you’ve ever been lucky enough to communicate with our customer service team…this is who is on the other end:


“The adventures of two women and one man
working together in one department.”

Since quality customer service is so important to us, these guys are very important to us. Luckily, we’ve got a great tight group with amazing karate chopping (aka customer service) skills.

We’ve shared a number of staff profiles in the past but there has been a major lapse in updating our team info. Now’s as good a time as any to get this going again and who better to start with than the Three’s Company (i.e. customer service) team. First up: Melissa!

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Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Our First Little Peep!

Becky

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Sina and Sara I’m filing this under the category "What’s New"!  When we first started selling products for infants and children, we had to go to guest bloggers and other resources as none of us here at Design Public had kids or really knew anything about them.  Now that has all changed!  Congratulations to Sina, Design Public Co-Founder, and his wife Jenni, for giving us our first Design Public Little Peep Sara!  We can’t wait to meet her!

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Monday, July 10th, 2006

Staff Profile – SINA!

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1.  Where are you from?  Where do you live now?  I was born in Michigan, and grew up in Western Pennsylvania.  First in small town called Oil City, and then we moved to Pittsburgh.  Since then I’ve lived in New Hampshire, New York City, and San Francisco.  I recently moved down to Menlo Park, a town just south of San Francisco.

2.  How’d you get interested in design? I’ve been a tinkerer, doodler, and amateur inventor since I can first remember.  I’ve always enjoyed art, building things, and working on crafts and in the shop.  I love coming up with new ideas and seeing if I can turn them into something real.  In school I studied engineering, and to me, design is the perfect combination of the aesthetic and emotional joys of art with the problem-solving challenges of engineering.

3.  What’s your favorite Design Public product and why?
These days I have my eye on the Squat Benches by Vessel.  We have a small house, and we could use both more storage and seating – but we don’t have room for both. These are great multifunctional pieces that can do double duty depending on what we need them for.

4. What do you like most about our company?  Why do you work here (besides the fact that you are the co-founder)? Our people are awesome. They are passionate, imaginative, fun to be around, and great at what they do. Why I work here: We’re free to be as innovative as we can be – in all parts of our business. We’re constantly trying new things and brainstorming ways to improve on what we’re doing, so it’s a very energetic and fun environment that allows me to be creative and do something different every day.  Plus it’s just a fun industry: the designers, our customers, the parties.

5.  If you weren’t doing this what would you do?
I’ve always toyed with being a full-time artist, but I’m pretty enticed by the career of mad scientist / inventor – working alone in the basement, letting my personal hygiene slip, talking to myself.  And, like George Costanza, I was always wanted to pretend to be an architect.

6.   What do you do in your spare time? I try to fit in art when I can: painting and drawing, going to galleries and museums. I love enjoying all of the amazing outdoor opportunities available here in Northern CA.  I have some of the best cycling, hiking, and trail running right outside my front door.  I go backpacking up in the mountains.  I’m big into cooking. These days I also spend a lot of time writing software, a newfound hobby of mine.

7.  Favorite member of the A-Team? Capt. Murdock.  He was the only one who truly understood me.

Sorry to tell you this, but Sina recently tied the knot and is off the market.  If you’d like to buy him a gift even though he didn’t invite you, here’s his Wish List!

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Staff Profile – Becky

Becky

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Well, I am making everyone else post their staff profiles so I figured I might as well suck it up and do my own!  I have this weird deja vu feeling that I already did, and if that’s true, I apologize for the repeat, but I could not find it anywhere in the archives, so I am assuming I never added it to the blog. Anyway, here goes!

Where are you from?
Born in Jersey, raised in Cincinnati, spent my late teens and all of my 20’s in Charlottesville Virginia.   I lived in Boston here and there but I don’t belong there, so I never say I’m "from" there.  Oh yeah, there were also a few fun stints in Valencia Spain and Venice.

 
180px-Lil-jon-and-eastside-boyz-kings-of-crunk.jpgWhere do you live now?
The A.T.L.  A-Town.  Atlanta.  (Never say "Hotlanta" – no one here does and it gets on our writer Jeff’s nerves big time).  The best thing about Atlanta is that sometimes Lil’ Jon is on your flight on the way home from Vegas.  That was my best celebrity sighting ever!
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