I am no longer gainfully employed – a conscious decision recently made both by me and Kaspar. I used to be a Collections Assistant/Database Manager/Archivist of sorts. I would organize and categorize things, making them fully searchable and accessible to all. I am a behind the scenes type. Leave me in a pile of archival materials – prints, transparencies, ephemera of all nature and I am happy. A self proclaimed Luddite, I love to page through an old book, or scan through an old newspaper on microfiche. Always learning and looking, perhaps for a great untold story, or information that doesn’t really matter but I yearn to retain. Who knows why, but for me it is the little things that I remember, the useless factoids of the past.
All this I have just told you about myself also greatly contradicts my other love – being outside and doing stuff. Doing anything outside really…eating a meal, taking a walk, climbing rocks, collecting rocks, staring at the ocean. You name it I probably prefer to do it outside. And now, after so many years of being inside and tidying information, I get to travel outside with my husband. I’m pretty psyched.
I am leaving my job as Creative Director at Fossil after six years. It has been rewarding to be a part of the transition from traditional watches to wearable technology. Collaborating with talented people to tackle complex problems of value, aesthetics, materials, technology, customization, personalization and global consumer trends has been my day to day purpose. I am honored to have lead a team of watch and jewelry designers that produce inspiring products in the face of mounting pressures to design faster and make products cheaper all while adapting to the changing habits of digital consumers. It was daunting and fascinating all at once.
Now that will all change. Ali and I have decided to take our lives in a different direction, a hard reset to keep things spicy. We find that when we are camping and traveling we become more intimately connected to the people and places around us. Being on the move means that everyday is filled with learning something new. We are extremely fortunate to have the ability to give this a try and want to spend time seeing the world up close. Please follow us on our blog for the next 12months if you are curious about where we will go and what we will discover.