Eric is a Youngstown, Ohio born – Brooklyn, New York based artist and designer. His work explores the idea of networks and systems through the synthesis of fundamental design elements, geometry and abstraction. He’s obsessed with technology, maps, data visualizations, information graphics, technical diagrams, infrastructure, architecture and complexity - all of which informs his work. He loves cities, nature, and great food.
A Design Strategist with a focus on qualitative research, I have extensive global experience gathering and translating consumer insights that improve design on both emotional and functional levels. I champion users within the innovation process to create better experiences at home, work and play, while helping key stakeholders align on successful business strategies. Lately I've partnered with designers from every discipline to create a series of visual brand languages for a world-leading surgical robotics company.
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum published my book, "Design for Repair: Things Can Be Fixed," under the DesignFile imprint in May 2015. Metropolis, Fast Company, and Core77 have published my writing recently.
Caspar Lam is a partner at Synoptic Office, a multidisciplinary design studio operating in the space between design, technology and education. The studio’s work has been exhibited internationally and recognized by Fast Company Design, iDn, Neshan, Etapes, and It’s Nice That.
Zagreb born, New York based creative with 15 years of experience in design and visual storytelling for variety of clients in arts/non-for-profit and commercial industries, as well as startups and small entrepreneurs. Major passions: nature, travel, food, communal meals.