20 Years of DF, 20 Years of Prism

Authors: 
Ali Fujino
Article type: 
Discourse

A FASCINATION WITH FLIGHT: GETTING TO KNOW THE MANY FACETS OF MARK REED

Everyone’s personal history can either be crafted by the individual or someone else. I like the idea of having it crafted by someone else, as it creates a larger circle of interest, liberal interpretation, and “the thing that makes one a legend.” In this Discourse, I thought it would be fun to do an article that continues the 20th anniversary theme. I looked around in the kite industry, and who did I find?

Mark Reed and Prism Design, Inc. Like the Drachen Foundation, Mark and Prism are celebrating 20 years.

Mark Reed grew up in Connecticut, the son of painter Robert J. Reed, Jr., a professor of art at Yale, and a mother, equally creative, working and teaching as a graphic designer. Perhaps it was this creative influence that moved him toward his double degree at Yale, architecture and music. Like many of the individuals of his generation, his degree did not necessarily determine what he would do for a living. The constant fascination throughout his schooling was a fascination of wind. This led him to sailing, flying, and kites while at Yale.

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