How I got started

Long story short, when I was about 7 years old my grandmother taught me how to build stuff by hauling me to the scrap yard for used lumber at the local lumber store in Wisconsin. The family also had a business in the awards industry and I was always coming up with new ideas. Went to college for Graphic Design & Industrial Design but dropped out to develop and execute a sign business. Did that for 3 years and moved to Arizona. I had various non-design jobs from being a car salesman to investment banker until 2008. The economy crashed and had to take drastic measures to save my home. After doing some soul searching my design skills came back to life. In 2009 I dabbled in some handy man projects to eventually building bedframes. Now I'm expanding into all sorts of creations using many assortments of materials.

The philosophies that should define the design:

  • Always do right by the materials, the location, and the client
  • Never forget why you're designing in the first place
  • No matter how you do it, leave your mark

Travis Nelson

Making ordinary into outstanding.