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Standing in front of a display of my work from Fall 2014.  I believe I had been up for 48 hours at this point. Swagger.
Standing in front of a display of my work from Fall 2014. I believe I had been up for 48 hours at this point. Swagger.

My name is Alex Bandazian. In 2009, I graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in English and Studio Art. In the years following the economic downturn into which I was hurled, I meandered through jobs, ultimately working as a historical trade artisan and blacksmith at a living history museum (goofy accent and everything. No joke). After a number of years, I decided to go back to school in a totally different discipline, one which I had been watching grow more and more enticing ever since I left academia: Industrial Design.

I applied to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, got accepted and immediately fell in love with the field, throwing myself at each project with characteristic vigor and hustle. Three years, two internships and countless all-night sessions later, I’m on track to graduate in May, but before the daily grind swallows me up, I’m going to get in one last swing for the bleachers.

To see some of my other work, check out my portfolio.

Also, this isn’t technically my first attempt at business. That would be Durable Goods Mfg. Co., a company I started that sells high-quality leather and metal goods, designed and hand-crafted in Somerville. And hell, just for visiting my blog and showing some interest, go ahead and take 15% off anything that takes your fancy (use the code designxhustle at checkout).

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