When I first started here, my friends would ask, "What do you do?" I’d say, "I help develop paper." And they’d say, "Oh, that sounds horrible. Paper is just paper." And I’d respond, "Oh my gosh, you do not realize how much testing and effort goes into designing paper.” It was…wow — the world doesn't know about these fascinating things, how we're almost defying physics while printing. So there's a story to tell.
I have a degree in psychology. What I always found fascinating is how people think and behave in different circumstances. Then I got to HP because my dad used to work here and I did a summer internship and I realized that it's almost the same setting, right? You're in a lab, and psychology is really about labs and variables and controlling variables. Except here you're just working on products instead of people. — and it's a lot easier to work with products than people!
Coffee, headphones (I always need music playing), remanufactured ink cartridges, a Rubik’s Cube, damaged printheads (due to use of third-party ink), an eye loop and a Spanish book, “Grámtica Básica del Estudiante de Español.”
One entire wall of my bedroom is a printed stone wall. Of course, HP’s latex print system was used to create the custom wallpaper. Oh — and Original HP Latex Ink is Green Guard Gold certified. Nice to know if it’s in your house.
Live life and enjoy surfing, riding a vintage scooter and playing or recording live music. Guitar is my main instrument along with vocals. I was in a ska/rocksteady/reggae band before I left San Diego.
Graduates have tons of energy and, given direction, they’ll sometimes start running full speed. Instead, try to step back from a project and see the larger outcome. What is that you’re trying to accomplish and why? How does this support the larger project? Knowing this will help guide you. Oh. And a lot of terms, requests and concepts will be thrown at you at once. No one expects you to fully understand everything, so don’t pretend to. Ask for clarification.
There's just so much technology that goes into this that people aren’t aware of. And from a larger perspective, ink is how we’ve communicated for thousands of years.
You know, for decades people have been talking about the paperless office. Yet today print is everywhere. Screens and print are both useful. Screens are best for fast information and short-lived information. But if you want to learn something, print is better — that’s been proven time and again. And if you value something, you know print is the way to go. You feel it.