Daedalus WFH Employee Spotlight: Luke Yount

Mechanical Designer Luke Yount seated at a desk with three computer monitors.
Mechanical Designer Luke Yount at his work from home space, April 2, 2020.

What is your role at Daedalus?

I’m a mechanical designer. I design parts, create drawings for manufacturing, and optimize designs for whatever manufacturing process will be used to make them.

What’s your day-to-day like at Daedalus?Mechanical Designer Luke Yount at his work from home space, April 2, 2020.

I arrive in the morning and make a cup of tea. Following that I check my email and begin working. Most of my day-to-day work I can finish at my desk although, I sometimes need to use machinery in the shop to make or modify prototype parts.

… and how has this changed with WFH (Working From Home)?

My commute is a lot shorter now.

Where is your home office?

My home office is in my basement. I already had a few monitors setup there for gaming.

What is your favorite part about your WFH setup?

My commute is much shorter, and I can use a loud mechanical keyboard without annoying my coworkers.

What has been your biggest challenge so far?

Communicating with coworkers is more difficult. It’s a lot easier to walk over and ask someone a question than to email or message them a question.

Any helpful WFH tips?

Maintaining good communication with coworkers and remembering they are still available, even if they aren’t in the same building as you.