What’s your secret skill?
One hobby that I have is getting wine-drunk and painting while I blast indie folk music, but I think calling it a “skill” would be generous. Fortunately for my self-confidence, I don’t feel like you need to be any good at something to enjoy doing it.
If you were a laminate, which would you be, and why?
I would say a silver transfer on 22pt SBS C1S. The substrate selection is important—it needs to be super white, moderately thick but solid, have both a rough and a smooth side, and be made in small runs. I’d be a transfer film because in order to make itself a better, more sustainable laminate, the transfer loses its protective coating and makes itself vulnerable, but that is part of the charm. However, even though there are rainbow and pattern transfer films, I’m not too flashy, so I’d stay with the steadfast silver. Did I overthink the question?
If you were an animal, which would you be, and why?
Easy: a llama. Llamas are social creatures, quick learners, and pleasant to be around (but if you cross them, they will spit). They are also covered in a coat of soft wool. As an added bonus, I could start making puns about selling llama-nated paper and board.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
I once went swimming with hundreds of sea lions on Islas Palomino just off the shore of Lima, Peru. It is an other-worldly experience to be in water surrounded by sea lions, simultaneously terrified that they will eat you and overwhelmed with delight because they are so lovable and playful.
What do you like to make?
I love to make LEGO cities and vehicles. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a pile of parts and mixing, matching, and combining until you come away with a unique creation all your own.