Thursday, May 21, 2009
USA Target Fellow, Architecture and Design
Industrial designer Stephen Burks founded his studio, Readymade Projects, in 1997. He has developed products for major commercial firms such as Boffi, Calvin Klein, Cappellini, Estee Lauder, and Missoni. He was the first African American designer to work with any of these companies. He has also served as a design consultant for the nonprofit Aid to Artisans and the Nature Conservancy in South Africa, Peru, Mexico, India, and Australia, collaborating with local artisans to find international markets for their products. As a result of those experiences, Burks has developed an interest in a new production model wherein machine parts are combined with handmade elements to create unique objects that can be distributed globally through major brands. A.C.
Guys, isn't his resume VERY impressive.....HE= FRESH 2 DEAF:) & I like how he says working with the people is beneficial 2 him as well:) Not just a 1 sided view of "him".. I luv that..
A little 5 year old girl is the one who gave me the idea of starting my biz... I learn from her & she learns from me:)...never ignore something both the positive or negative of what the people have 2 say..even what we consider negative feedback can be information to grow from:) I'm not saying believe it and make it a part of u, but just listen sometimes until you realize it's pointless:) just weed it out:)
I'd LUV 2 work with him..or sit & talk 2 him on branding if nothing else:)
& Guys, be sure 2 watch...