Years ago I was studying graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and while I enjoyed the course studies, there was always something missing. After an extended break from school to do some traveling, I found myself in a well curated house-wares store in Milford, PA. Thirty minutes after being in the store, while revering different product lines, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Product design was my true calling. It was to the point I felt ashamed that I didn't realize it before, as I have always been a "tinkerer" and I feel unexplainable joy when someone appreciates the interaction between themselves and something I create. I can only hope that my contributions to design can change other's lives like the epiphany to become an industrial designer changed mine.