Today we’re catching up with Catlyn Adams, Production Manager & Design Lead.
Hi Catlyn — What’s one thing a lot of people don’t know about you?
I’m bilingual and speak French fluently!
First thing you do in the morning?
The radio wakes me up, I put on my glasses so I can see in HD and drink lots of water.
What are you working on right now?
We’re working on getting a mass manufactured version of the BuffaloGrid Hub out into the field. That means rigidly testing the pre-production batch to help us get the design and fabrication right.
I’m involved with everything, from human centred design and 3D modelling, to working with suppliers and visiting factories, investigating certifications and sometimes even grant work.
Each stage of our journey so far has been really interesting and we’re always learning so much about how to improve the process for the future.
First mobile phone?
The classic Nokia 3210 — an awesome design that features snake and never breaks.
What phone do you have now?
An iPhone… more memory would make me more efficient though, so I’m researching a change.
Last thing you used it for?
I just got a voice note from someone on Whatsapp but haven’t played it yet as was in the office!
Can you show me a photo you’ve taken with it and explain?
Ok so it’s a gif not a photo, but when I was visiting my French friends and family this weekend we saw a light projection show in some old southern quarries. It was mesmerising.
How many cups of tea or coffee do you drink a day?
Maybe four? Builder’s tea, coffee then some sort of fruity teas in the afternoon.
Bike owner? How far do you travel a week?
6 miles a day, a few times a week — strictly fair weather only though!
What motivates you?
I want to make it happen! I see the bigger vision of BuffaloGrid and the potential is incredible. I’m excited about all the future services we could provide which could change lives in a positive way.
What’s your song of the moment?
I like all sorts — mainly lyricless beats or in a language I don’t understand at work to stay focussed.
Today I’ve been listening to Fatoumata Diawara — but this afternoon will play Mattador by Brontide as it’s intense and motivating me to meet a deadline I set myself.