This is a small preview of my senior thesis project involving the developement of a flat-bed knit backpack with zero waste. This project was inspired by the popularization of flat knit footwear and the recent advancements within flat-bed knitting technology. This project has led to the pragramming of an eight feild intarsia/all needle jersey program on Stoll’s M1 plus software. This program utilizes techniques such as goreing, widening, narrowing, I-Kat plating, and integral knitting of pockets, openings, and straps. More information and project booklet available upon request.
Wall mounted shelving unit, inspired by silhouettes of distant mountain ranges. This piece was designed with sharp edges, tapered planes, and varying angles to better represent the natural silhouette of mountains while bringing out the industrial elements of the materials that were chosen. This was quoted by both overseas and domestic manufacturers in both wrapped carbon fiber twill for a higher end low-run production and cast aluminum for a more affordable large-run production
Bluewave Connect Headphones
Wireless, bluetooth, gesture controlled headphones designed to reach the high tech audiophile consumer market. These advanced headphones interact with users smartphone through a gesture recognizing capacitive touch pad and outer capacitive touch scroll wheel. A clean modern style was carried through this design with the use of white, black, grey, and a pop of color through an LED light pipe.
With modern acceptance and standardization of smartphone technology, alarm clocks must become much more. Instead of competing with the computing power of a smartphone, we embraced it and created a hub that compliments the needs of the consumer and their smartphone at pivtol points of the day.
Alarm displays vital information at the times when you need it most (morning & night) relayed from the users smartphone onto the clock display such as weather, temp, phone battery, new messeges, and traffic.
This was a one week long sprint project with the objective of creating a 10x10ft. pop-up shop. Our design brief was targeted towards the gaming industry, specifically the online gaming retail store GameFly. We decided to create an open booth design where customers could interact, subscribe, demo, rent, or buy games. This booth is meant to exist within several environments such as retail stores, malls, airports, public spaces, etc. and designed with an open floor plan to be approachable from every angle.
Modular Skate Shelf
Brackets designed to turn any skateboard into a convenient first surface shelving unit in the users home or apartment. Modular capabilities allow brackets to convert old skate decks into wall-mounted shelving on any wall. This piece was exhibited at the 2015 IMM International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany.
Packaging redesign for Johnson & Johnson’s CareFree brand. The redesign consisted of new on shelf packaging, website, promotional program, mail-in rebate bathroom stand, social awareness campaign, and business model.
A chess set designed so that the form and function of the set change the way the players interact with each other and the game itself. Inspired by the art of calculated risk taking in extreme sports and the action of living life on the edge.
NFC Tailgate Cooler
This was a fun project inspired by the art of tailgating. While experimenting with a coding and arduino project, I also had the pleasure of attending an Eagles game the same weekend. While there, I thought it would be great if I could have a cooler that several friends and I could share but others would not have access to. I was able to create a cooler that utilized an NFC chip scanner paired with a servo motor mounted on the inside to act as a lock. The cooler also came with specialized coozi’s that had NFC chips embedded inside, so only the select coozi holders could unlock the cooler.
This a preview of a freelance design project with a Philadelphia based start-up company that was looking for a change of branding and graphics while keeping the original physical packaging for a new skin care product. The idea was to design a sleeve that would fit around the original packaging and convey to the consumer that it was both an all-natural and organic product, as well as a very scientifically based product.
This is a combination of side projects and handmade pieces using a variety of mediums such as acrylic paint, charcoal, ink, spray paint, wood, and paper.