Thoughtform is happy to announce that Pace Markowitz has become the newest member of our team of business designers. We sat down with Pace this week to talk about his eclectic taste in music and trying as many things as you can, because you never know where it might lead you.
Tell us a bit about your background
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I went to college in Pittsburgh and have had the opportunity through work and pleasure to travel the world experiencing different cultures and scenery. My work experience is in the manufacturing sector with the fortune to have experienced almost every department within the company. This has given me great perspective of what internal and external stakeholders need and drives my desire to translate the complex into simple-to-understand and easy-to-implement strategies and designs.
What’s an example of design you admire today?
For me, there is no one design that I admire most. What I admire is a simple message and a simple design that doesn’t get caught up trying to be everything for everyone, but with its simplicity it still achieves that objective.
What advice do you have for someone starting down a similar career path to your own?
The best advice that I can give is to try everything. I graduated with a degree in chemical engineering and over the years I have been open to trying many different paths from an engineer in a manufacturing plant to business development for the products that I was manufacturing to leading a communications team that established the branding and messaging for the entire company. You don’t know where each step will lead and every one molds your career in a different way, gives you different personal connections, and builds the experiences and knowledge that you will use every day.
Who’s currently on your work playlist?
I have eclectic tastes in music and most recently have left it in my children’s hands and just hit play on my son’s playlist. I never know what I am going to get and simply go along with the wild swings in his current tastes.