Jon is an industrial designer II at frog in San Francisco.
A smart water heater developed around a new heating technology that is far more energy efficient than traditional methods. This design language reflects the brand language of "a new perspective on water heating", with a form that is a bit of an optical illusion- a cube in perspective.
In this phase of the project, we developed this form language, the installation process, the CMF, and the UI. I worked closely with our Creative Director and Mechanical Engineer to complete this project.
This was a concept project completed while at frog.
The goal was to address a social impact problem that was both local to our community and could benefit from a physical device.
I focused on redesigning the Naloxone nasal atomizer- a generic drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. The current products are a kit of parts assembled by nonprofits throughout the country - this project looked to keep the basic mechanism in place, but develop a single kit designed to be easy to use and distribute.
This project was featured in FastCo, The San Francisco Chronicle, and MDDI.
Revl is a single-axis stablized lifestyle camera. With a motor attached on the back, it can mechanically smooth out video, always keeping the horizon level with the lens.
I was part of a large, interdisciplinary frog team that brought this concept to life. I developed the concept that ended up being selected, generating the initial form, CAD development, and pattern refinement in addition to the battery charger and some accessories.
Sensel developed a new technology that evolves how computers can read touch input. Instead of just reading where you press, it can sense how hard, and extremely precisely- think bristles on a paintbrush.
I was responsible for developing the physical design on an interdiscplinary team working to create a brand, design, and story for sensel to launch with.
The Freewrite is a connected typewriter that creates a distraction free writing experience.
This product is very much in line with my views on how technology can fit into our lives, and I was excited to collaborate with the Freewrite team. I worked with Mark Hearn, another industrial designer, to bring this product to life.
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.
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.
matterware - Fine Dining in Space
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.
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.