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Meet the Team: QLer Grant

Grant is the Director of Product Design here at Quick Left and is also next up in our Meet the Team series. He grew up in the midwest before the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest beckoned him out to Portland in 2011. His free time is spent exploring these areas – unless it’s raining, then he’s indoors eating and drinking delicious Portland food and brew.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” -Jobs

If you could have any super-human ability what would it be?

Flight, hands down.

What is your favorite adult beverage?

Sipping any PNW brew with the doors open and windows down on the back patio at Belmont Station.

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Ox’s bone marrow clam chowder. Pok Pok’s fish sauce wings. Apizza Scholl’s pizza amore.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Here are some songs I enjoy

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

James Franco – but not because I’m missing an arm (which I’m not).

What is your favorite form of exercise (riding a bike isn't a requirement to work here)?

Running, hiking, and bouldering.

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Late afternoons in the fall.

Favorite place in all the world?

Mt. Hood Wilderness

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Last couple miles of my first ½ marathon was a little tough. Now the hardest thing is waiting for my foot to heal from this injury so I can get back out running.

The best part of waking up is…?

Stumptown in my cup.

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