Employee Spotlight: Nate Crosby

"Every project has a uniqueness about it, with it's own challenges and problems to solve."

We sat down with Nate to chat to him about his role at Xylotek, the projects he has worked on, and his favourite parts of the job.

What is your role at Xylotek?

I’m one of 4 in-house Design Technicians here at Xylotek.

What about your job do you like best?
I enjoy the variety of the projects Xylotek undertakes. This means every project has a uniqueness about it with it's own challenges and problems to solve.

Describe Xylotek in 3 words.
Ambitious, progressive, exciting 

What is something people don't know about you?
I love gardening!

Which has been your favourite project to work on so far and why?
Westonbirt Community Shelter. It’s was a fantastic project that I’m very proud and honoured to have been a part of. There were a lot of challenges in the structural design, but it was a real pleasure working collaboratively with Format Engineers to find practical solutions. The Xylotek site team, as well as the community groups, did an amazing job. Finally, the shelter's home, in the heart of Westonbirt Arboretum, is just the perfect setting. 

What is something you have been able to do with Xylotek that you thought you wouldn’t/couldn’t?
Being a part of delivering projects that have such a big audience and outreach. For example – The ABBA Arena and Westonbirt Community Shelter.

What inspires you about Xylotek's technical work?
Within the Design Department at Xylotek we are always striving to incorporate any advancements in technology that aid us in increasing efficiencies. One example of this is a recently completed 2-day Augmented Reality workshop, led by Fologram. They could help us bring augmented reality into the design, fabrication, and installation of our structures. Really exciting! 

What's the most unusual aspect of working at Xylotek?
Working so collaboratively with a great team of people, while never all being in the same place at once!

About the author:
Nate Crosby
Senior Designer

After graduating in Product Design Technology, Nate has spent several years building experience and developing his knowledge as a Technical Designer of high-end bespoke furniture.


Community Shelter - Westonbirt Arboretum

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