Merrick, what makes your heart beat faster?
Creative ideas – whether they’re in my head or someone
Can you remember your first drawing?
No, I was much more into finger-painting. I have always been passionate
about getting ideas down onto paper.
What made you develop the 3D board?
I was a teacher wanting to show my students how to draw. After
some frustration I realised that it was better to develop a product
than a method. The 3D board is based on principles that have been
around for a while – it was just a matter of making them
work. In the end it was the quality of my students’ drawings
that convinced me that the board was a good idea.
What is the best thing about the 3D board?
The fact that 9 year olds can use it.
When I say that I couldn't draw before using the
board, how does that make you feel?
Like I might have made a difference in this crazy world.
What is your message to all the frustrated designers out