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Andy Carlson is a freelance designer at heart, and a particularly driven individual. Since 2008, he has balanced going to school full-time with work in the field of design. Recently he co-founded the ESC Collective, who spent the summer building 12 geodesic domes for the Summit Series in Utah. He is always seeking the next challenge. This might be why he has attended three colleges and explored almost every available medium. He knows the importance of taking a step back and seeing design from someone else’s perspective. It’s part of the reason complex user experience problems keep him awake at night. Currently he is the Creative Director at Fitwall, a tech-driven fitness start up, looking to disrupt the way people get fit.

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Portland, OR
USA

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Since 2008, he has balanced going to school full-time with work in the field of design. Recently he co-founded the ESC Collective, who spent the summer building 12 geodesic domes for the Summit Series in Utah. He is always seeking the next challenge. This might be why he has attended three colleges and explored almost every available medium. He knows the importance of taking a step back and seeing design from someone else’s perspective. It’s part of the reason complex user experience problems keep him awake at night. Currently he is the Creative Director at Fitwall, a tech-driven fitness start up, looking to disrupt the way people get fit.

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Escape Collective

Creators of custom geodesic domes, motorcycles, one-off products and furniture. Among being one of four key co-founders and makers on the team, I have taken the lead on website design, maintaining our brand, and project management. 

THOSE WHO RETURN FROM A JOURNEY ARE NOT THE SAME AS THOSE WHO LEFT.

One month in Eden, Utah

Our first job as a company – for lack of a better phrase – was a dream job. We were commissioned to live in Eden, Utah for July and build twelve 31' wide geodesic domes on Powder Mountain for an event called Summit Outside. In April 2013, Summit had purchased Powder Mountain, with the intention of building an epicenter of innovation, culture, and thought leadership. Their plan was to construct a pop-up city on the mountain – taking 850 thought leaders on an unprecedented physical and intellectual safari.

Featured as a Design Week Portland event. 

We were fresh off of our summer commission building twelve 31ft wide geodesic domes at Summit Outside, and very excited to present our hand-made structure to Portland for the first time. We also displayed a recent custom motorcycle project by ESC member Hill Hudson. Hill recently finished the first Escape Machine, a modified Yamaha XS 650 cafe racer motorcycle. 

Feature in Portland Monthly Aug 2013

What began as a fun way to camp at Sasquatch 2013

Turned into an Industrious Minds Fellowship sponsorship form Hand-Eye Supply for their Summer Quarterly. The IMF is a grant program to support Portland area makers, designers and craftspeople by helping bring creative projects to fruition. Our first dome the 'Escapehatch' was born with the spirit of the Cascadian frontier in mind. More press would follow, including a write up in the Core 77 blog as well as a shout out in the Portland Monthly's 'Trophy Case'.