Malek has been fascinated with how things work since he was a child. While his peers would spend lazy weekends with action figures and jigsaw puzzles, Malek would dismantle his grandfather's old gizmos. When he wasn't taking apart machines, he was putting together recipes in the kitchen. This inborn curiosity earned him a role as an Innovations Officer at an automation company. Everything in Malek's home and his office has a secondary and unintended purpose. The functionality of everyday contraptions continue to occupy his mind during idle moments.