Re-use, re-purpose, re-think, re-imagine, re-do, re-engineer, re-cycle and re-spect.
Re-spect? What? Yes, respect. Respect the planet, respect nature, respect each other. It is really not about money and getting ahead. It is about creating something cool and unique and not only giving something back, but also trying to leave things better than you found them.
To that end as a studio we will always try and use recycled and/or sustainable materials whenever possible in out work. In addition we will be donating 5% of our overall net-profit to a 501c(3) that provides for the future. Currently that organization is Black Rock Solar whose mission is “promoting environmental stewardship, economic development and energy independence by providing not-for-profit entities, tribes and under-served communities with access to clean energy, education, and job training.”
Blue Gothic Design Studios LLC was founded by Ron and Amanda at the end of summer 2014. The timing was coincidental to the annual Burning Man Festival at Black Rock City, NV. Both founders are burners who were not able to attend in 2014 and in retrospect timing of the founding of the design studio probably filled a creative void left by not making it to the burn.
Ron has spent most of his career on the other side of creative endeavors (non-profit boards, arts committees, managing online services for artists (Founder of Playafire.com)). Although he received minimal formal training he has always been drawn to the creative side – but has had trouble getting over the fence. Over the years he has done work in photography, videography, computer graphics, woodworking/furniture, lighting design and other more esoteric fields. While still providing his expertise on the management and support side he now has the desire (need?) to get off that fence and jump in on the creative side. Current plans are to seek inspiration and work in a mixed media environment while trying to adhere to a “green” philosophy.
Amanda has always been a creative type and dabbles in many different artistic fields. Her current concentration has been on jewelry and beading. She hopes to spend more time on the design and production of her jewelry pieces while also exploring the possibility of moving into new areas such as lampworking and silversmithing.
We are also a proud member of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce.