Member since September 16, 2010
My name is Paul Gates and I am an aspiring social entrepreneur. After Graduating the Rhode Island School of Design I realized that design is no longer sufficient enough to make large social change. While most designers were trained in solving problems though products or graphics, I believe that today's complex problems take more than a single tangible solution.
When looking at problems I strive to look at the entire life cycle of a project to ensure it's success. By using a design approach to solve problems you are able to find new innovative solutions, however it is just as important to consider the hard bottom line that will help the business survive. Using my design background I look at business strategy, research, product design, packaging design, interface design, service design, implementation and business operations to make a coherent and well thought deliverable.
Since I have been young I have found my greatest happiness from helping others who are less fortunate. I would like to offer my multi-disciplined approach to solve large social issues and help socially responsible business grow and become more successful.
I have been trained in Industrial Design, however I specialize in:
- Service Design
- Experience Design
- Industrial Design
- Business Strategy