. . . Always learning on the job.
My name is Ed Guild and this is the home of my design portfolio. You might also find a few other random side projects up in the menu.
By day I’m a stay-at-home dad doing freelance design (see: Corporate Identity) while my son sleeps. By night I am building an electronics company (see: Circuit Happy) that is currently developing its first product.
A little about me: So far, my career has taken me on a pretty wild ride. I spent the first 15 years of my professional career working for book publishers and tech companies involved in the graphic arts industry. On the side I was in a mildly successful band that built its following from a handful of people to a few thousand followers. At our peak we played in front of thousands of people at festivals and underground raves.
From that combined experience I made connections in to the music tech industry. My last full-time position was at iZotope where I worked as a QA engineer on a number of award-winning products such as BreakTweaker, Iris 2, RX, and VocalSynth.
After my son was born, and I had the opportunity to leave the working world to care for him full-time. While on sabatical from the Nine to Five working world I wanted to experience the joy and pain of making a piece of hardware. I joined forces with my friend Nick to accomplish this together. You can check the (mostly joys) documented on our Instagram (@circuit_happy) or dive in to our company website. Currently we are working on our first hardware box that will interface with modular synthesizers. In addition to that I expermint with programmable LEDs making art and commercial installations.
In anything I do, I look at it as a learning opportunity. I take on new jobs and clients so I can learn about their industries or be challenged just beyond my current knowlege and abilities.