Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This project comes from all the way back in 2005 when I was still a student at Art Center. James Meraz was the instructor. He had this awesome idea to determine the ergonomics by going to the beach and shaping the chair in the sand. After which we built a template to drive the design of chairs. I took the direction of surfer culture by making the seating areas out of fiberglass and surfboard foam. It made the chair incredibly durable to impact and worked well for seating. The legs and spine were cast out of aluminum and polished. This was then coated to prevent rust and corrosion. Intended for use in the sand or on the deck of your posh beachhouse.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
This is a quick and handy technique to communicate the mood and feel of a product before the first line is drawn. It is mostly meant to be an inspirational communication tool for the designer and client. This will help illustrate the vision of the product and create common ground. Its fun to look at too.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This was a fun little nespresso coffee maker concept I had back in school. It was extremely well received at the time and almost got made. I still love this thing even as a concept. The challenge was to make the nespresso capsule appear enticing. So why not make it like candy.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
If you were ever curious about what the factory sees before a product gets launched here is a quick sampling. This spec sheet, one of many for this product, explains the layout of silkscreens and the colors to match. Clear cut communication is definitely the key to getting your product made the right way. A lot of hours and painstaking decisions go into this one document. You still have to keep a watchful eye on those factory guys because sometimes things are lost in translation...literally.