Urb [urban + herbal] is a line of modern, handcrafted smoking pipes and accessories.
My first design, Flue, is a minimalist evolution of a classic tobacco pipe.
Its slim form easily slides into skinny jeans or shoes, and its enclosed bowl secures your tobacco to allow for smooth, hassle free smoking enjoyment.
Designing Flue was an exercise in self imposed limitations. While at first, this was more of an experiment in business rather that a full blown venture. I knew I needed to design a product that could be produced in quantity without the need for expensive tooling or investment. It of course also had to me made of materials that were relatively available, and not prohibitively expensive. With those limitations in mind, I found that the simplicity in this design was a necessity, but one that fit my intended aesthetic.
Through pursuing this venture, I've also picked up skills in coordinating with manufacturers and sourcing materials. 5 product iterations, and 12 mold designs later, I can now say that I am familiar with the insane amount of refinement it takes to actually bring a product to market.
Urb is an ongoing business venture and is now in partnership with 8 physical and web based retailers and counting.
Campsafe is research oriented project from product 3 at ACCD. Through shadowing and hands on experience. I dove deep into the lives of festival goers to identify their needs and develop a unique product that meet them.
The final project is a safe designed specifically for festival camping. The product meets multiple needs and fits unobtrusively into the campers packlist. It serves as a container for the user's tent, and charging station for their gear. While a versatile locking mechanism and motion triggered alarm insure campers goods are protected.
VISI is a responsive gesture controlled bicycle helmet designed to illuminate the user and their intentions, enhancing communication between cyclist and motorist.
Users can control rear mounted turn signals simply by flicking their heads right or left. Peripheral indicator lights insure that the user is aware that their signals are functioning, and a forward mounted high beam can be activated by a nod of the head. The helmet also features a rear mounted proximity sensor set to trigger a downwards facing body illuminating LED, which research shows, provides motorists a better sense of proximity in relation to cyclists, helping to prevent the most commonly fatal type of cycling related accident.
Field Sprinter is the culmination for the term long project in Solid Modeling at ACCD.
Each component displayed here was meticulously modeled in solid works and built into a functional CAD assembly. Complete with working steering and suspension. The components for the completed design were then 3d printed and built around an electric motor, servos and rc radio, resulting in a fully functional and drivable RC car.
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The work displayed here are selected from the Viscom 4 class at ACCD. Viscom is about quickly ideating and communicating the design of products. While more focus is directed towards the actual display and communication of context. Each piece itself, is a mini conceptual design project.
Drop light is an adjustable hanging lamp made from cork and painted walnut. Light is diffused using a stretchy cut of white spandex. As the handle is pulled down and the spandex is stretched, an internal potentiometer brightens hidden leds, increasing the surface area and intensity of brightness in one motion. A toothed inner shaft and special locking mechanism allow a fully adjustable scale of size and brightness for this piece.
A mixed selection of CAD renderings, original designs and reconstructions.