Living in space now is very difficult and requires many years of training to go up. This project focuses on creating a dining experience in space that is both innovative yet understandable for the next generation of space travel: tourism.
This project was done at the University of Wuppertal in Germany. The focus was on design for manufacturing, with the goal being to create a beautiful object with manufacturing and assembly processes in mind. The Spark Binoculars are held together entirely with 4 screws, using a central frame and outer body that lens tubes easily slide into. The Spark brand is that of adventure- the idea is to bring back the idea of using binoculars to a new generation of explorers.
This project was done for a transportation design studio, and was completely aesthetics driven. For the project an art movement had to be distilled to an aesthetic message, which would then be applied to a product. In this case, I used "totem poles", which became the aesthetic of "ominous quirk". I then applied that aesthetic to a reel lawn mower, mainly because the idea of that product is inherently ominously quirky.
This group project was done for a sponsored studio, where we were to redesign printers for the next generation of students.
This design updates the design of the printer to be more approachable, the resulting prints to be more customizable, and for the printing experience to be more efficient.
I was responsible for the physical design, CAD, and renders, in addition to participating in group brainstorm and design sessions. The other team members were Holly Howes, Mark Grote, and Kris Brauer.
Logistic Delivery Device
This project was a redesign one of the leading logistic company's delivery device- the thing you sign when you receive a package. It's goal was to find a way to fit a QWERTY style keyboard onto a small and manageable device, but still maintain all key functions.
The design was completed in 2010 while I as a student at the University of Cincinnati DAAP for our power tool semester, where we had free reign to choose any "powered device" and redesign it.
As requested in 2015, all logos of the company have been removed.
The Fireguard is a fire extinguisher designed for the home environment. It addresses three goals: 1. That fire extinguishers are intimidating and confusing to use. 2. That fire extinguishers do not fit in a kitchen environment aesthetically. 3. That fire extinguishers are not recyclable, and must be thrown out after they expire or are used. With an easy to use start mechanism, the Fireguard is activated with a motion much more natural than pulling a pin; instead simply pull the lever and you are ready to go. The inside is also assembled with two separate canisters, allowing them to be individually refilled or recycled, so nothing has to be thrown away any more.
This project was done in collaboration with the University of Cicninnati college of Nursing. We had to design low-tech solutions to sports therapy problems.
The best solution to therapy is proper prevention- this liner was designed to solve a fringe ankle injury in snowboarding, which causes the talus bone to shatter.
This studio was sponsored by Deutsche Telekom while I was studying in Germany. We had to design the future of smart devices, and I chose to create a smart wristband that learns how you move to teach you how to be healthy and active. It takes the current generation of smart devices to the next level.
Silly Sandwich Cutters
Projects and work from my time as an intern with Munchkin inc. Some of these products are available for purchase in retail stores.