MISCELLANEOUS

YEAR: 2018-

ROLE: Designer

My website is both online portfolio and platform for iterative self-taught front-end web design.

 

The site has undergone several design iterations since I first created it on Wix. I have eschewed the use of pre-made templates in order to force myself to get a feel for composition and UI/UX flows in a web context.

As my HTML, CSS, and JavaScript abilities are reaching a point where I should be able to recreate this site with my own code, the next step is to move off Wix and start experimenting with procedural artistic flourishes and custom templates to improve my site update efficiency. 

Hotel: Three Inspirations from Japan

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YEAR: 2018

ROLE: Researcher/Designer

Hotel is a collection of hotel proposals inspired by various cultural sources from Japan. The pamphlet was created in response to a job application prompt, but as some of the proposals offer starting points for projects, the pamphlet serves as a small repository of ideas for future research and creation.

Two rubrics guided proposal development. One establishes categories for lodging types with "regulated/anarchic" and "independent/immersive" axes. The other defines the value of a new concept in more general terms, according to three criteria: the novelty of the concept, the existing interest or appeal of the concept, and its value for society.

 

The rubric declares that if at least two of these criteria are not met, an idea is probably not worth pursuing.

SPOT Ecosystem

YEAR: 2018 

ROLE: Designer [prototype/proposal]

The SPOT Ecosystem is an anti-porch piracy product that emerged in response to a class assignment prompt. The design offers aesthetic and functional enhancement over similar products, such as the Package Guard.

A simple prototype demonstrates the siren functionality by placing and removed packages on/from the platform.

 

The prototype was fabricated with PLA on a MakerBot and quarter-inch birch plywood on a laser cutter. The electronics were modeled with Arduino.

Moon Lamp

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YEAR: 2017

ROLE: Designer [prototype]

The Moon Lamp is an early effort to explore packaging waste reduction and the virtues of readily available recyclable materials for DIY designs. The base of the lamp is also its box, into which all components can fit.

 

While the laser-cut version has a more polished look, the prototype demonstrates the design's reproducibility.

 

Aside from the Japanese paper used as a shading element, anyone with some leftover cardboard, a little time, and a bulb and socket could produce their own version.

 

The design offers an easy means of transport – a feature often lacking in DIY cardboard lamps.