Tetched: [techt] Adjective; touched in the head, somewhat unbalanced mentally, slightly crazy
Design(s): [di-zin] Noun; the arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art
is where we still are. TeTched came about from a nickname and a desire to provide solutions that are tangible and cost effective. In the army I was problem solver. At the National Laboratory worked for, I was a problem solver. This has come at cost of to myself. Going on 20 years now I have worked hard and learned so much that my own problems went unsolved. In April of 2019 this all came to a head and I ended up in the ER, consequently coding while they were performing the diagnostics needed to figure what was going on with me. Perhaps 19 years of running from my past caught up with me, reliving all my struggles from the Army as they parallel my current career. A regression back to the forging of my PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) into PTSD (PTS Disorder). The grimmest reality of where the battles lines for the war on terrorism fail to exist and the reality of building the systems that I was responsible for deploying during the earliest parts on the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism). Which then comes full circle to the dereliction of management/authority as it pertains to unity of command . I broke, Tetched won and for the past year this is all I have available to work for after an 11 year career in National Defense. Redirecting pain, destruction and death into creativity, humor, art and function.
After denial of VA disability, State vocational rehabilitation and several strong letters from psychologist and doctors stating that I cannot function in normal work environments Tetched Designs is all I currently have left to aspire to. Tetched is a conduit of duality. Takes 11 years of analysis, design, building, planning, testing, fabrication plus fielding and flips it into art, humor, passion and therapy.
“The real heroes are those who rebuild their lives using adversity as a stepping stone to greatness in the midst of the chaos life has thrown at them.” - Nikki Rowe
At the onset of COVID-19 3D printing has been brought into focus as a means for any one to manufacture solutions. It provides a medium for the imagination to tackle the issues before us. It is the new canvas for which the future will be painted. For me, the first means I have come across to express and create in manner a that satisfies me. Combing art techniques and technical knowledge into "Creative Engineering" I draw on pop/comic/cinema/social influences and add them to our everyday needs to produces a product that is often personal, unique and functional.
As TeTched Designs moves into the future we will work hard to offer you a product and service in the same way we have proudly done for 11 years towards the pursuit of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
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