HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?
“A maverick to me in the business context is someone who is breaking boundaries, who is changing people’s minds by doing something that wasn’t thought of before or breaks the given parameters of a set of ideas about behaviour or how something works or says no it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Rod Quinn is Founder/CEO of Ombrae an Optical TileTM technology born of his passion for art, architecture, photography, science, and technology. It started as a physical, conceptual sculpture and 3D computer model in 1993.
“…as a Sculptor I sought a way to carve light…in the end; I found my chisel to be a shadow and the computer my hammer….”
Previously Rod was Art Director, Set Designer, Sculptor, and Special Effects Technician in the film industry and worked on films such as Fantastic Four 1, I Robot, Bird on a Wire and Lake Placid to name a few.
WHY ROD WAS INTERVIEWED
Rod presented the Optical Tile technology at an Innovation Labs Meetup and I knew he’d be an interesting maverick to interview. Rod is artistic, a big-picture thinker, creative and open.