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Welcome back, Simone Giertz!
- Simone returns to The Amp Hour to discuss her new venture selling products (Yetch.store) that she has been designing.
- Simone was last on the show in 2017 on episode 331.
- She has been doing more voice overs so that she can focus on the work while recording. Chris mentioned past guest James Bruton recording as he goes along.
- She’s interested in random everyday problems and solving them
- Course showing how she designed a fruitbowl
- Moved to LA
- Scissor lamp – will likely become a product for sale (As Seen On YouTube)
- Taking things to production
- The Everyday Calendar is a capacitive touch calendar that mounts to your wall and allows you to track a habit throughout the year.
- The Calendar was on sale in the MoMA store!
- Design For Manufacturing meant reducing costs, so she didn’t want to do pushbuttons (especially because there would be so many)
- The product design firm has 1.5 employees, but soon will be 2 people.
- Setting prices
- Puzzle table
- Screwdriver ring
- Margin invites counterfeit
- Scraps chair
- Future flatpack engineering for furniture sales?
- Having to think about new challenges for selling things: certification in different markets, sales tax, etc
- Collaborate moving stuff into engineering
- High cost items like the Vesta Board
- “make your own gnome”
Why on Google podcast are the show notes not included on a lot of the recent episodes?