Silas is the web space of Tim Tocci, 27 year-old interdisciplinary designer and recent MFA Industrial Design graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. I enjoy designing products, interactions, and experiences that delight users. I've worked with three product development firms in the Boston area, and I'm currently looking for full-time and internship opportunities at design consultancies. Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to check out my resume and portfolio.
I began my design journey in high school with a senior project at IDEO Boston (located in my hometown of Lexington, MA at the time). Working exclusively with engineers on a project led me to pursue a bachelors of mechanical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. After undergrad, I took a year off to teach English in Aqaba, Jordan. While overseas, I applied to SCAD, and my experience in the Middle East has helped inspire my thesis work: renewable energy for the other 90%. There's more about my process on the about page [+].
Design theorists use the term "T-shaped" to describe people who have a depth of knowledge and a breadth of interests, enabling them to collaborate in teams as cross-pollinators. Likewise, as a designer with a degree in engineering, I have a passion for design as the intersection of art, science, and people. All parts are integral and codependent, and as such they require an equally holistic approach that embraces aesthetics, emotion, usability, functionality, technology, context, and culture.