Simon Baker grew up in Inverness in the Highlands. He is a trained engineer and has a wide range of experience covering civil, structural, geotechnical and renewable engineering with a particular interest in sustainable solutions. While still at university, Simon ran his own building and construction company. This involved decking, fencing, outbuildings and landscape gardening. Since then he has divided his time between engineering and various projects including web design, tree surgery, building planning and renovation and occasional furniture making. Simon discovered a passion for laser design following an apprenticeship with Black Rose Designs of Fife. His skills in CAD drafting, joinery, photography and graphic design have served him well in developing an expertise in the design and engraving process.