Designed for the International Housewares Association student design competition. The prompt given was to design an innovative housewares product that combines function and flair. My idea was inspired by my experience of cooking sauce inside a plastic bag and putting it inside the boiling water with the pasta. Disillusioned by boiling in a plastic bag, this project then became about how I can keep the same idea, but create a safer and even easier way to cook sauce.
I was prompted to design a product that connects with another device, collects or streams data to a platform that can be used to gain insight, take an action, or manipulate something. From there, I researched potential areas in consumer electronics where I could focus my design. After discovering the dangers of public WiFi and realizing the number of individuals who use it, I chose to create a travel router which could solve this issue. I developed the idea of a device that connects to a public network and then creates a safer and more secure connection through it which is suitable for corporate and security minded users.
During my time at JoBa design, I was lead on the design of a vaporizer concept from start to finish. I began with design research by looking at the market landscape and finding an opportunity that could be filled. The result is an aesthetically pleasing pen vape, that is easy to use; yet packs useful functionality through thoughtful design.
The experience is improved by its simplicity and by enabling the user to customize important features to their individual needs.
Aier is a desktop purifier and air quaility moniter designed fit easily in any workspace or bedside. It quickly detects hundreds of different types of airborne particles in your indoor environment. Place Aier in your home or workplace to start collecting your unique air quality data. You can monitor your indoor air in real-time, track data overtime, and get alerts from your Smartphone with an app. To help eliminate allergy triggers, Aier also monitors room humidity and temperature.
The AIER purifier is perfect for compact spaces where aesthetics matter, but also where breathing clean air matters more.
Given the brief to design for consumer electronics, I chose to design a bluetooth speaker. With hundreds of different products already on the market, I had to find what sets one speaker apart from another.
I found that consumers are looking for new and fresh aesthetics, quality sound, and the new features that relate to the user’s smartphone. I decided to be informed by the modern, urban, and the technical
savvy user group.
A collection of my sketches and hand renderings.
The prompt of this project was to design a public restroom fixture or product, for general use as well as for educational settings: to create an after market product that will be installed on the surface of a restroom after it is constructed.
I took this as a form development project and worked on creating an elegant faucet.
My design is a single handle faucet with a short handle. This length allows its user to easily place their hand under it when turning the water on. The spout is designed to be long enough for hands to fit comfortably under it without hitting the sink.
As of August 2016, I started a series of modeling experiments for fun and to practice form as well as mastering KeyShot rendering and composition techniques. Feel free to follow my instagram to see my work.
I made twelve cutting boards in my free time because I am always trying to keep up my craft abilities along with my design skills. The boards are made from maple and cherry hardwoods. I added a touch of color to the boards to create an appealing contrast between the color and the wood grain. The paint I applied is a food safe milk paint.
These stools are versatile, subject to many variations in use and change the context of its environment. Made by hand from Baltic birch veneer plywood, these stool can function alone, or be nested within one another to create an entirely new surface.
They are a test of structure combined with a simple and sharp look.