Aaron Rowley has a lot going on — take it from his Twitter bio, where he describes himself as someone who’s “easily distracted but also tryna do all the things.” He’s the co-founder (and engineer) of Electroloom, a 3D fabric printer — how cool is that?! He is all about the intersection of art and technology — and so are we — which is why Aaron is taking the stage at Re:Make, just a week away! We caught up with Aaron to hear all about his creative inspiration, what a typical morning looks like for him and how he stays productive.
This Is How I Start My Day:
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I co-developed a simple computer game with my friend, Daniel Hall, and it won first place at a Bay Area hackathon. It was called Dandelion — the player had to guide a blackbird through a forest and avoid falling objects including leaves and of course, dandelions. I’m a gamer myself, but this was my first time working on one rather than playing. I handled all the design — everything from the logo, to the color scheme, to the artwork and all the corresponding assets. It was meant to be easy to play, serene and fun. It was a real treat to see how much people enjoyed playing it. We had people crowding around waiting to play it on our laptop after the hackathon was over.
What advice would you give an intern on the first day at their dream job?
What is your secret to overcoming creative block and finding productivity?
What inspires you and where do you go to find it?
What apps do you use daily?
Who is your favorite maker or someone who’s up and coming and doing something really cool in your field?
What is the last thing you made that you were really excited about?
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