Tony here, founder & head of product at Glowforge.
We’ve got a lot of work to do in the coming months (and years!). I’m going to post occasional questions to the forums and would love it if you could take a sec to answer-- it helps us design and prioritize features, and it’s way more motivating to be building/improving products for real humans than hypothetical ones. When I ask a question, i’ll always be the first to answer it to get the ball rolling. So here goes!
Question: What do you do with your time (professionally and/or personally)?
Professionally-- I’m a founder, designer, and head of product at Glowforge, with most of my focus on the user experience on the software side. I’ve almost always been a designer. At first, it was for fun-- I graduated with a Psychology Degree and was working in a bookstore in Anchorage Alaska, but did design on the side. When the internet happened, I was the one of the rare geek/designer hybrids and fell into web design. Since then, I’ve started a few companies (two of which are still growing today), but have always stayed away from pure management so I could keep my hands/brains where the fun is.
Personally, I’m a husband (my wife works at a STEM education non-profit), a woodworker (I’ve made lots of furniture and my wife and I remodeled our house), a cook, and a traveler. We live in West Seattle where we have a few chickens (eggs!), 80,000 bees (honey!), and one ridiculous dog.