Atelier Awful is a collaboration between Shannon E. Thomas and Hans Gerwitz. It is a cabinet of curiosities ranging from the visual to the edible. It is a space for creating the new and appreciating the old. It is a space for experiencing and for exploring. Sit back, relax, and let yourself be amazed.
The Artificial was a boutique UX agency operating from 2013 – 2018. In the second half of 2018, I decided to go solo, consulting for two years before going in-house at VanMoof. Looking back, it was a pretty great time and place.
What do all of these things have in common?
With every interaction, I strive to leave things better than I found them. For the things I make, I’m never satisfied. I’m in a constant cycle of learning and iteration. When it comes to other humans, I seek collaborations of growth and am an eager mentor.
The projects on this page all encapsulate this raison d’être. The agency was a platform to teach designers about how to be effective in business and technology, expanding our reach beyond the box that design is often put in. The book captured learnings from years of consulting so that others could learn from my experience and mistakes. With the atelier, I’m turning in a new direction, creating a platform for creativity to be cultivated and shared.