Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sarah Stenseng

Sarah Stenseng, UncommonGoods Senior Product Development Associate

My hometown is…
Harlingen, TX.

My favorite product that I helped develop is…
The Pancake Plates designed by Jon Wye.

I’m inspired by…
People’s behavioral quirks.

My guilty pleasure is…

An uncommon fact about me…
Hmm. I’ve broken my left wrist twice.

My favorite place to eat (and drink!) in New York City is…
Thistle Hill Tavern in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They have a great veggie burger and cocktails!

My style is…
Simple, minimal.

Working at UncommonGoods, I’ve learned…
A lot! My background before joining UncommonGoods was in design, so working here has given me the opportunity to learn about the business side of the industry.

With a pile of stuff in front of me I would make…
(You’re given straw, a balloon, string, tape, a silver pipe cleaner, and a set of googly eyes. What do you make and who is it for?)

The first thing that comes to mind would be to make a toy for a cat. I would put the googly eyes on the balloon (of course), tape the straw to a table, thread the string through the straw and tie it to the balloon in a make-shift pulley system that would let me manipulate the position of the balloon by pulling the string (thereby provoking the interest of the cat). Unfortunately, I have a hunch the balloon would not last long in this design.

Written by sarah

Sarah is the Senior Product Development Associate at UncommonGoods. She's broken her left wrist twice and knows how to juggle. She cannot juggle with a broken wrist.


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