b'ONE-TO-ONENordstrom:Thebiggestchal- thetemplate,thenmountthem lengeformebyfarisconstantlyandtracethemontothefieldfor learningthebusinessside.Thescribing. We use wet saws, grind-work and artistry come very natu- ers, ring saws, shapers and more, ral but learning the aspects of howdepending on the project. torunmybusinessproperlyandNordstrom:Mytechnologyis profitably proves to be a constantprehistoricinmodernterms.It learning curve.consistsofusingasearchengine About two years ago I changedtoresearchaparticularproject from a sole proprietor to an LLC Sandthendrawingthedesignto corp. This has pushed a lot of newscale on graph paper. I like to use learning my way and I am trying toanoverheadprojectortoscale make sense of how all of the taxthe design up to the project size. laws can benefit me and how it allI do the majority of my cutting on works. I quit attempting to do mymywetsawwiththeoccasional owntaxesyearsagoandhiredagrindercutforthehard-to-reach professional. Every year I seem toplaces. I try to be really aware in be learning a little more.thedesignphaseandpatterning Another challenge for me is thatonhowIanticipatemakingmy I have always worked by myself. I am looking at 2020 to be the year thatIcanhireanemployeefull time. The thought of this makes me a bit nervous knowing that it will be up to me to keep them busy and that I am ultimately responsible for their stream of income when mine hasnotalwaysbeensteadyover the course of my career. How do you use technology to successfullyinstallyourcomplex projects? Computer software, tem-plate designs, scribing and cutting equipment, etc?Callewaert:Imnotacom-puterguymuch.Idrawpictures. Sketcheswithpencilactually appealtomanyclients.Weuse templates for most of our designs.Creating artistic installations like this anchor by Joshua Nordstrom includes Wefabricateourpiecesusingdetailed planning and execution.54TileLetter | March 2020'