The Voice – Simon Skinner

Name: Simon Skinner

Nationality: Swedish

Study programme: Industrial Design, Konstfack

Role in iGEM team: Media

Fun fact: I learned how to ride a bike at age 2!

Sometimes when I'm stressed, I try to calm down whilst listening to music. But really, listening to Simon's soothing voice is enough to make me less stressed and a bit more Zen! Simon is one of the calmer people that I've had the pleasure to meet, and even when he's stressed he's able to look very relaxed!

Simon loves to create things, and he wants to be where everything happens. Therefore, studying industrial design at Konstfack seemed like an obvious choice for him – and we can't agree more after seeing the designs he made for the team!

His favorite place to go exploring would be San Fransisco, due to the interesting design scene! He is a very curious person, and that's one of his strongest personality traits. You will find Simon where creativity happens. What makes him a bit annoyed is people that complain about the noise on the streets when they live in the middle of the city. I can see why, because he is breathing the city pulse! I think of Simon as a panther, active at night and moving slowly and curiously out and about in the dark nights. Unlike a panther, Simon's kingdom is on the streets in a city that never sleeps – where different cultures meet, and colors are mixed with different sounds and people.

The reason for why he wanted to join the iGEM Stockholm team was because of the creative environment, as well as his interest in technology. Being a bit of a competitor, he also was looking forward to competing with other teams around the world which is a new experience for him.

Thanks for being a part of this year’s iGEM Stockholm team, the Voice!

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