I am Grant Crawley, this is my website and below is a bit about me.
For my day job I work as a computer field service engineer. It’s about as rewarding as poking a stick in your eye, and as mentally challenging as going to the toilet. So outside work I’m trying to build up a business doing something I love, in the hope that it will eventually be able to pay the bills and allow me to leave the rat race behind.
Back in 1989 I studied Art & Design at St. Helens College, and the original plan was to go to Manchester Polytechnic to study Industrial Design. I got onto the course I really wanted to do at Manchester, and then absolutely hated it, it wasn’t a bit like I imagined and I could do nothing right for my lecturers. So I dropped out and went to Liverpool John Moores University, where I graduated in Technology Management. However, my heart is still in design, and making things.
I have no doubt I will utilise my IT skills in the new venture, but the main aim is to make really high quality, well designed, functional yet aesthetically pleasing items and them sell them to discerning customers. I’m not restricting myself to any one medium, the function will determine what an item should be made of.