Music

Music

I used to be in the closet.

Literally.

I played guitar and sang in my closet.  Until I moved to London...

If it weren't for my experiences during my MA Design Studies/Applied Imagination Program at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, I might not have ever been able to pick up my guitar, walk to the corner pub, and get on the stage for that open mic night in February of 2009.  If nothing else, the program taught me that failure is a necessary part of the learning process; and while I always understood this intellectually, emotionally, it was another story.  Now I fail all of the time. With purpose.

What does this have to do with my using the design process to help people, organizations, and companies create sustainable positive changes? Here's what: I'm practicing what I preach. The design process requires failure; the faster we fail, the faster we learn. The faster we learn, the faster we make smart changes. The faster we make smart changes, the faster we improve.

Four years later, I've recorded a bunch of songs and played at famous venues in the US and the UK. Now, I continue to experiment with my songwriting and learn how to recover from dropping my guitar in front of both a live and virtual audience (yes, that really happened).

You can listen to some more tunes at my soundcloud page.