Meet Juniper’s Design Associate, Nate

Nate was one of Juniper’s first employees. He has worked in all corners of the company to help build Juniper to what it is today. He eventually grew into a Design Associate, which shows his creativity and taste in visual aesthetics.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT JUNIPER.

I concentrate on creating Juniper’s imagery as a Design Associate. Miren, designer of the Axis Collection for Juniper, helps me conceptualize because she understands Juniper’s taste exceptionally well. I also work closely with our Marketing Manager to turn these concepts into the most realistic images. 95% of my time is spent in front of 3DS Max working on renderings

 

WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM?

I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. Happy to say I’ve been in New York for 5 years and counting!

 

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT JUNIPER?

The people and the environment. I’m proud to work in a company filled with diverse and passionate individuals who make me look forward to getting here in the morning (even on a Monday). I’m also eternally grateful that I was able to find my niche and my passion for the arts & design because of Juniper.

WHERE CAN WE SPOT YOU OUTSIDE OF WORK?

Most weekends when it’s warm enough, I’m at Prospect Park. As someone who grew up in the relative calmness of the suburbs, it is my quiet-ish sanctuary within the city. I also love biking up to The Palisades for some extra peace and quiet.

 

WHAT FUN THINGS DO YOU USUALLY DO?

I just listen to music, hang out with friends, eat good food, and drink wine. In my own time, I also work on my personal abstract art using my two favorite media: photography and rendering.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FIXTURE?

The M Lamp and the THIN Task Lamp, two of the only four products when I started working at Juniper. The fact that they still relevant is a testament to their design and character. They are examples of the qualities that make Juniper innovative and unique. I still enjoy using both my M Lamp and THIN Task Lamp everyday.

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