When your coworkers are lucky enough to collaborate outside of work, beautiful things can happen. WORK Labs’ Chris Harris and Nathan Covert, for example, found that their after-work hobbies worked well together with Chris testing out his new laser cutter by using one of Nathan’s graphic designs.
Nathan posts his work about 3 times a week on Instagram. Usually, it’s just a logo that he knocks out for fun. It pays to practice your skills for your own interest rather than just at a client’s request.
Recently, he showed Chris how he had been experimenting with linocut illustrations. This inspired Chris to try using his new laser cutter to bring the design to life.
@glowforge started a campaign years ago on Kickstarter to fund an economical laser cutter/engraver and Chris couldn’t resist pre-ordering it. Back in college, he ran a more industrial laser cutter for the Art Department and missed having access to that level of technology.
So what are their thoughts on their first collaboration together?
Chris: Tools like this can really help to bring your ideas to life. Whether your prototyping a product or adding fine detail to a piece of art. I’m really excited to see what’s going to come out of the laser next.
Nathan: The reaction on Instagram has been awesome. I think people appreciate seeing things made in real life and rather than just pixels.