As Far As I Can Tell

Good Eaters

One of the really fortunate things about our apartment in Pittsburgh is that it’s right across the hall from Shiv and Dahlia, who we’ve become good friends with over the last two years. They’re moving to Ann Arbor and we’re moving to Chicago, so Meredith and Dahlia decided to start a new food blog together that chronicles their gastronomic adventures in separate cities. Be sure to check out the Good Eaters blog in the coming months.



Future Plans

Last weekend I received my Master of Design degree from Carnegie Mellon but today had more finality to it as I handed in my studio key and returned my much loved PowerBook. It’s time to talk about what’s happening next. Meredith and I will be in Pittsburgh through the end of June and then we’re headed to Chicago where I accepted a job as a Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO. I couldn’t be more excited about both the job and the city.

Tomorrow we head to Michigan for Moped Army BBQ 13, which also celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the organization I co-founded a decade ago. After that we’ll be in Chicago looking at apartments, hopefully finding something great in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area.



Congrats on graduating and on your new job!

Posted by: Dave Chiu on May 25, 2007 7:56 PM

I may start calling you “Design Master” or “Master Designer”, which do you prefer?

Posted by: ivo on May 29, 2007 10:26 AM

wow! all of this is so amazing. i remember back when i was telling you that i had a friend who worked at ideo, and now there you are! who gets hired as a senior anything right off the street? amazing stuff, simon. p.s. ideo chicago is in evanston, eh? enjoy potbelly!

Posted by: jim on June 21, 2007 1:31 AM

Two years later

It’s over. Done. The last responsibility taken care of, printed, signed, delivered, archived, and graded. Graduate school, the all consuming force in my life for the last two years is officially wrapped up. It’s been three days since my final presentation and I’m binging on all the things I’ve been without for so long including sleep, music, reading, TV, people, and just plain relaxing. Graduation is this Saturday and it’ll be great to have my whole family in Pittsburgh. I’ll have more time to update this blog of course, but for now — a sigh of relief.



Congratulations! The next two years will go much faster, I can assure you.

Posted by: Dan Saffer on May 18, 2007 1:18 AM


Posted by: Megan Canney on May 18, 2007 4:17 PM

Yes! so happy for you!

Posted by: emily on May 18, 2007 6:57 PM

Yes! so happy for you!

Posted by: emily on May 18, 2007 6:57 PM

Congrats! I agree with Dan Saffer, I think the whirlwind maybe just beginning. With any luck we’ll work together in the future, that would rule.

Posted by: Colin on May 19, 2007 10:26 AM

You said it friend! Relief mixed with melancholy mixed with excitement…And now, Sleep. Eat. Read. Listen. Travel. Design.

Posted by: Christina on May 21, 2007 11:15 AM

HOORAY! See you soon neighbor!

Posted by: Ivo on May 22, 2007 5:54 PM

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