MARRISA DUMFORD, DESIGNER
Bio: Born and raised in Oceanside, it’s only fitting Bradley considers himself a waterman. From surfing to diving and even fishing, if it has anything to do with water, Brad is instantly drawn to it. He has lived in Kaua’i, Hawaii. Since 2011 he’s called Santa Barbara, California home. His favorite pastimes include camping, backpacking and hiking. He’s also into the arts and likes to dabble in photography and discover new music. As for his personality, Bradley is known for being a good communicator. He’s personable, so he’s great with people -- which makes him a star salesperson. Bradley loves a good challenge and doesn’t mind being thrown into the fire. He truly believes in our company’s mission, and enjoys learning from his executive mentors.Originally from Northern California, Marrisa has always had a keen appreciation for a fusion of environments. She loves living just minutes away from the mountains, the beach, or the city. Marrisa has been continuously exposed to numerous ways of living and celebrating different values. This diverse and flexible attitude has germinated her passions and hobbies. Marrisa’s love for design stems from the ability to produce tactical solutions in innovative and creative ways.
Resumé: Marrisa received her bachelor's degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in Art. She started her career at Hofmann Architecture as an intern in 2015 where she was able to improve her drafting and design skills, as well as gain new skills in construction management. After the internship ended, Marrisa joined another local design firm and worked on high end residential projects for roughly a year before returning to her roots at Hofmann Architecture.
HA: What’s your role with the company?
MD: As part of the design team, I help manage all of our custom projects and business to business designs. My day to day can consist of spatial planning, researching new products, communicating with clients and builders, and maintaining budgets and timelines.
HA: What’s your favorite part of each work day?
MD: I love how diverse my days in the office are. Working for a tight knit company allows a lot of freedom of expression and gives us all the opportunity to explore multiple fields within the business. We are all constantly learning and growing as individuals and as a whole, it’s amazing to see how much progress our team can make within a couples months.
HA: What gives your life meaning?
MD: Seeing change and purpose derived from my actions will always make me feel like my life has meaning. One of the great parts of being a designer is being able to be a small part of someone’s life as they are going through a transition. It’s great to be able to help people express themselves and to live a more functional life. Especially in the case of Hofmann Architecture and Living Vehicle, we are constantly helping clients define a new purpose and doing our part to try to produce greater change by improving the housing market and the way we use natural resources.
Words to live by: The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Hofmann Architecture is the world's leading Architecture firm specializing in mobile space design services. The firm was founded in 2010 by Architect, Matthew Hofmann and his father Wally. Inspired by a vision of spreading a better way of living, the firm has designed over 400 custom projects for a wide variety of applications. Today, nearly a decade of experience designing and living in mobile spaces has culminated in their creation of Living Vehicle™, an all new mobile space designed for living.
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