What does a typical working day look like for you?
As I’m responsible for the workshop, the first thing I do is take a look at what there is to do – and most of the time this is a lot. Then I start, for example, sanding parts, filling, sanding again, cleaning and then I apply spray filler. Or I trim parts with the Dremel and rasp. Time flies and suddenly it’s already late afternoon!
What is your background before you started working at RADIATE?
I have already worked in very many different areas and am a real all-rounder. After my apprenticeship as a forester, I completed a second apprenticeship as a wood sculptor. After that, I made a living as an artist for a while. During this time, I worked for a 3D factory to deepen my knowledge of digital production.
What motivates you?
Firstly, I want to get better and better as a craftsman. That takes a lot of practice. Secondly, I study archaeology at the University of Zurich alongside my work. I always want to continue my own education!
What do you like to do in your free time?
At the moment I am doing an anatomy course for artists. Otherwise, I read a lot about sculpture and prehistoric life. I need the rest of my free time to study archaeology, which is also one of my hobbies.
What is your favorite design/engineering object or tool?
My favourite tool is the rasp. You can work quickly and precisely with it. But the best thing is that there are so many different rasp shapes.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration when I look out into the world. As a curious person full of drive, I am rarely bored. There are always new challenges to master.
What has been the most exciting moment at RADIATE for you so far?
The introduction to the use of our great coffee machine 🙂