We hope you’ve learned a few things from us, even if it hasn’t felt like work?
SO much, big and small things, both personally and professionally. My favorite thing about Technic is that it’s so educational. I had tried to figure out how a differential works for years! I never really got it. Then I built the 42039 24 Hours Racecar, and BAM, I got it straight away.
I’ve learned how not to design for myself but for the kids: it has to be structural, functional and aesthetic at the same time, and the balance between ease of build and the right level of challenge is crucial.
I always thought I would become a car designer – no question about it. I was always very into simplicity and minimalistic looks. I think we’re often in such a hurry to grow up, look grown-up, and do grown-up stuff. But you really shouldn’t. You should always remember to play and have fun! I would love to work for Technic after I finish my degree. Maybe I’ll get a few years of experience in the car design industry first. Andy advised me to try “the real world”, too, and I think he may be right…
The design process is fantastic to experience in practice. Researching an idea, sketching, model building, criticizing and refining constantly until you get it just spot on. That’s something I can use anywhere.