Hey! I'm Gates, and I study Industrial Design at RIT.
To me, good design is timeless, durable, functional, and sustainable. Our connection and care for design makes good design great. Growing up in the birthplace of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, I find myself considering nature at the intersection of art, craft, and design- I aim to create resilient objects that sustain love and use over time, fostering a positive connection between the design, the user, and the environment. Let's try to make it fun, too.
Combining calm and tense moments in design, I create striking visual signatures. Warm tones of natural materials in wood, fabric, and metal inspire an ancient and contemporary human need for well made things. Each step and each moment of the design is tailored for the benefit of the user and the environment, from field to fabric, and from cradle to coffin.
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Personalized Leather Laptop Sleeve - Red Calfskin - 2019

Roycroft
Roycroft
LEGO
LEGO
The original Gatela logo debuted in 2019 to serve as a personal logo. 
Etymology: A combination of the English "Gates" and the Latin "tela," which translated can mean various things relating to textiles, weapons, and design itself. 
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