Patrick Thompson



Photo by Eric Wahlstrom



Pfeiffer Lab
Y Studios
Modern Twist



Before attending college, I spent three years working as a blacksmith's apprentice in Hope, Maine. Many hours over the anvil sparked my passion for design, which I pursued by entering Wentworth Institute of Technology’s industrial design program. Shortly after graduating with honors in 2014, I ventured west to Oakland, California and began my professional career at Pfeiffer Lab, an award-winning design studio located in West Oakland. Nearly three years at Pfeiffer Lab afforded me the opportunity to work on a diverse array of products ranging from furniture to kitchen wares. In addition to professional development, living in the bay area has informed and enriched my life and perception of the world around me. California, however, was a long way from my family in New England. In the spring of 2018, I returned to Maine to be closer to my family and to begin putting down roots. Maine's geography, community, and down-to-earth attitude are all aspects of the state that I value, and I look forward to contributing to in the future. 

As a designer, I am always eager to jump head first into a challenging design problem and create thoughtful, sustainable and beautiful solutions regardless of, industry, platform or medium. For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of the design process is learning. I feel fortunate to work in a field where immersing oneself in a subject to better understand potential solutions is an integral part of the job. 

When I'm not in the studio, I can be found on the trails riding a bike that I designed and built, working on various personal projects, swimming (in the ocean when I can), or perhaps my favorite pastime of all, relaxing outdoors with friends while enjoying Maine's excellent food and beverages. 

CV available upon request.