Employee Spotlight – Scott Wayland

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Scott’s ambition is to design products so appealing that they fly off the shelves. He set on the career path of industrial design when a high school teacher impressed with his drawing ability recommended it.  He was hooked after finding out that it was essentially product development – making something new, innovative and useful.

Steve spotted Scott’s potential during a contest for KU industrial design students sponsored by R2FACT.  Scott won second place.  More importantly, the quality of his presentation motivated Steve to follow-up by offering him an internship.  Cultivating talent is a large part of R2FACT’s employee-oriented approach: “Our firm is only as good as our designers and engineers,” Steve says.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

“I look forward to the chance to combine ergonomics and aesthetics into cool new products – getting the form and function to work together,” Scott says.  “I’m lucky to have the opportunity to do what I enjoy.”

What do you do when you’re not at work?

For someone with such a challenging and creative job, Scott admits that his pastimes are pretty average.  Hanging out with friends, going for walks and watching movies are his ways of relaxing to get recharged for the work day ahead.

What’s been your biggest win on a project?

Scott cites the design contest project that impressed Steve enough to suggest an internship that led to the job offer.  As for work projects, he recently had a client characterize his exterior decorative design for their product as “genius.”  Scott says it’s his perfectionism that has him constantly re-designing, building on his natural talent for sketching to develop concepts that readily translate into impressive 3D computer renderings.

Is there a little-known fact about you that would surprise people?

“I’ve lived in Lawrence, Kansas for most of my life and my middle name is Lawrence.  I think the coincidence is interesting.”



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