I am Ches Campbell, a landscape architect working for a firm called Studio Outside over in Expo Park here in Dallas. I just recently joined the team after working for a large international design firm for the last 4 years.
My job is different almost every day; it is rarely mundane. My career has given me the opportunity to travel to some amazing places like Shanghai, and now I'm happy to be working at a place where I am involved in more local projects that personally affect me. There are few things more satisfying than seeing an early concept sketch turn in to a final built project.
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I'm pretty old school, so I prefer sketching on trace paper with a felt tip pin when I can, but I use Adobe Photoshop more than anything. It's the most versatile tool for creating most types of presentation graphics. It's what I use to make things look pretty so we can convince clients to go with our designs.
What do you enjoy the most to do when you're not creating/working?
If you could snap your fingers and immediately possess the knowledge/skills of an entirely different discipline, what would that be, and why?
I wouldn't mind having the knowledge and talent of my favorite theologian/author, C.S. Lewis. Other than that, I'd love to be able to design and build my own home or design and make my own clothes. But mostly, if I had the power to snap my fingers to do anything, it'd be to create more time to do all the things I want to do.