Staff Spotlight: Dom
Dominic Morrocco - Projects Director
How’d you get into the field?
I studied Industrial Design at Napier University not long after which, I got a job as a CAD draughts person for a museum showcase manufacturer. Shortly after starting the role, I was asked to look after some of the projects. It wasn’t long before I was spending more time managing the projects than producing drawings.
I’ve spent over 15 years managing projects within the museum and interior fit-out industries, gaining experience on each and every project. My design background proves useful in understanding the process and helping to problem solve along the way. I’ve always been organised too, which comes in useful when working in a design office and looking after projects!
What’s the best part of your job?
Because no two projects are the same, there is very little repetition and we get to learn lots of interesting information about a wide variety of subject matters.
I don’t think I have one project that’s my favourite, there are parts of each job and the people involved with them that have made them all enjoyable.
3 words to describe your role:
Herding cats! Not 3 words, but it’s by far the best description.
In your spare time:
I spent a lot of my spare time behind bars…handlebars that is! I’ve always enjoyed cycling and do both road cycling and mountain biking. More recently, I got my motorcycle license and have been on tours around Northern Thailand, Italy & Scotland. I also enjoy a number of other sports and activities and generally enjoy the great outdoors. (#lifebehindbars)
Most memorable museum experience:
The Messner Mountain Museum at Kronplatz. It’s not only an interesting museum about mountaineering, but it also happens to be an iconic piece of architecture built on the top of a mountain in the Italian Dolomites, like something from a Bond movie. It’s a shame that when I visited the museum was surrounded by clouds so I was unable to see the incredible views it has on offer.
Dead dinner party guest?
Lemmy Kilmister (he’d have a lot of interesting stories to tell)