A native of New Jersey. Altarik, an industry innovator - leads the charge as design principal of Homa Studios. His path to designing is untraditional, graduating university with a psychology degree and only taking an art class in middle school. So much of what he knows today is through learning by doing. He doesn’t know how to use a traditional ceramic wheel, but yet he crafts his ceramics utilizing digital design, 3D printing, and mold making techniques. Collaboration is at the heart of Altarik’s design process. He takes pride in working with young newly emerging talent (pretty much all his friends) to bring out the best in each other.