Objects

I'm proficient in wood working, metal working, sewing/pattern making, CNC, laser cutting, 3D printing, composite, and ceramics. 

Cafe set made from steel and cork.

Cafe set made from steel and cork.


Dutch oven bread oven. Coals above and below, and you can cook a pizza in 4 minutes. 

Dutch oven bread oven. Coals above and below, and you can cook a pizza in 4 minutes. 


Pocket knive set

Pocket knive set

Salt block stove for sitting outside and eating scallops.

Salt block stove for sitting outside and eating scallops.


Shower head chandelier.

Shower head chandelier.

Side table and book rest. A table for having a cup of tea and reading a book.

Side table and book rest. A table for having a cup of tea and reading a book.


Smoking amuse bouche spoon. (I did a fork and knife too...)

Smoking amuse bouche spoon. (I did a fork and knife too...)


Memory Tables

Memory Tables


Prototyping

Hand modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, mock-ups

1/4 scale models of cafe set

1/4 scale models of cafe set


Cardboard: cheap, fast, recyclable. 

Cardboard: cheap, fast, recyclable. 


Full scale mockup

Full scale mockup

Ergomonic chair mockup

Ergomonic chair mockup


Samples for a boat model 

Samples for a boat model 


Quick 1/4 form studies

Quick 1/4 form studies


Vacuform testing for cake mix packaging

Vacuform testing for cake mix packaging


3D Print of smoking cutlery

3D Print of smoking cutlery


CNC foam mockup

CNC foam mockup


Sketching / Rendering

Hand sketching, computer rendering, sketch models. Any way to get an idea of my head to be explored, talked about, or discarded. 

Research - Virtual Reality

I wanted to explore if virtual reality could aid in the design process. It can.

I evaluated over 30 models for my cafe chair using VR.

I evaluated over 30 models for my cafe chair using VR.

Ended up bringing in about 40 people from 8 differnt art and design backgrounds. I recorded conversations, and asked a series of questions to gather data on thier experence.

Ended up bringing in about 40 people from 8 differnt art and design backgrounds. I recorded conversations, and asked a series of questions to gather data on thier experence.

Brought in a 40' hand and then drew jewelry using whole body motions. Also brought in a Jeweler to try, they loved it.

Brought in a 40' hand and then drew jewelry using whole body motions. Also brought in a Jeweler to try, they loved it.

Took 3D scans of physical 1/4 scale models and scaled them to full size using VR.

Took 3D scans of physical 1/4 scale models and scaled them to full size using VR.

Used it to evaluate architecture.

Used it to evaluate architecture.

Scaled everything to put me at the perspective of a child.

Scaled everything to put me at the perspective of a child.

Evaluating objects

Evaluating objects

Played with sketching in a virtual enviorment.

Played with sketching in a virtual enviorment.


Material Research: Cork

I conducted a studio based research study on bonding cork granuales using the natural resins (suberin) the is in the cork cells.

Results:

I was able to bond the cork together, and was able to mold it into a furniture object without the use of any additional adhesives. 

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Design Research / Strategy   

Due to the sensitive nature of the design research I can't share very much as I mostly work under a NDA but here is a taste.

Team brainstorming and idea generation. Largely is about getting what we know or are thinking out into the world where we can see it, shuffle it around and see if a pattern emerges, or if new ideas get sparked.

Team brainstorming and idea generation. Largely is about getting what we know or are thinking out into the world where we can see it, shuffle it around and see if a pattern emerges, or if new ideas get sparked.

Conducted market analysis, concept generation, and business stratigues. 

Conducted market analysis, concept generation, and business stratigues.