Speak to your team about what you plan to do and what you expect to happen next. This exercise ensures we are deliberate in our actions and thoughtful of our coworkers.
Resolve mistakes on the computer or sketchbook before the work begins. You’ll have a better product and deliver it faster, cheaper and safely.
A clean shop is a happy shop. A tidy work space keeps projects organized and provides a safe environment while working.
Establish your goals before you begin. As with any other part of the project, effective delivery is dependent on effective planning. Expedite critical path items and leave time at the end for final tweaks and finessing.
If you aren’t comfortable doing something, don’t do it; ask for help.
Our collective knowledge base is greater than any individual’s experience.
A razor blade is not a screwdriver. When in doubt, ask for help.
Just because it came out of the CNC router or the 3D printer doesn’t mean it is complete. Plan for lots of elbow grease if you want your product to shine.
Communicating your process is as important as the final product. Photograph and curate while it’s fresh.