I have found comfort and guidance in the evolving design principles that guide my practice. These principles have formed through numerous experiences and people encompassing me in my life. Living in Scandinavia for a summer, being surrounded by a plethora of fantastic designers both through my education and work, and having a natural born persistence to learn and always be open minded are just a few things that have affected me. When I'm designing I've found that I don't necessarily apply all of my design principles to every project, but rather I find one, two, or maybe three of them guiding me when I don't know what to do. They serve as a way to stay healthy as a designer. If we don't start with our values, then they will never be apart of the project you're working on.
I won't go into detail on what all of my principles are, but to give you a taste, lately a constant of mine is to design objects that help us live in the moment. My passion lies in designing objects that enhance our experiences and add goodness to our lives, no matter how big or small.