Hi there ✌🏾 My name is Armand and I'm a product designer based in Denver, CO.
I started my first business called Ductstruction Wallets at twelve years old. I made custom duct tape wallets for kids at my middle school. Once most of my classmates had one, I built my first website and transitioned the business online. I sold my wallets through the website and marketed them on YouTube (watch), which taught me at a young age the power of social media and technology. Eventually I grew past duct tape wallets and closed down the business, but little did I know that this little venture had sparked my passion for design and entrepreneurship.
Once I started college, technology and startups had taken my interest and I began working on my next company called Artwxrk. Initially, it started as a Pinterest style website that curated individual works made by artists I followed. Eventually it evolved into an online art gallery, that print and framed limited edition art prints in collaboration with emerging artists. After about two years I closed down the site, but the venture taught me the basics of UI and UX design and eventually set the stage for my interest in product design.