Industrial Design + Graphic Design Portfolio
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DESCRIPTIONportfolio spring 2011
The radio was designed to be
portable, have a GPS
backtracker, Ergonomic Crank
handle for an internal dynamo,
AC and DC power options,
LED Lights, Solar Strip and an
This project entailed
researching the emergency
radio market, finding out
what products were
already available, who their
users were, which of their
needs were unmet, and
designing a new product
for a section of the market.
From the research, surveys
and interviews conducted, it
was discovered that the
needs of users unmet by
current emergency radios
were: guidance and
ruggedness and alternative
After an extensive Ideation
process, an evaluation
process was conducted to
chose the best suited design
I decided to design an
emergency radio suitable
for use in tough terrain and
harsh outdoor weather
conditions meeting the
basic needs of extreme
adventurers such as
mountain climbers and
A 31 year old reporter for the travel and adventure column of a Chicago
Newspaper. He is not your everyday adventurer, as he constantly
pushes his limits, so as to get an exhilarating story out of it.
Jack Stevens Sarah McBride
A Photographer for the National Geographic for 17 years, Sarah has
taken surreal photos of inhabitable regions of the world and has found
herself in the midst of inclement weather dozens of times.
A 60 year old entrepreneur, Bills youthful spirit drives him to
prove the stereotypes associated with his age wrong, as he
continuously goes on risky expeditions which in the end inspire
his business endeavors.
This project entailed an effort to de-construct the form characteristic of the 1950s Rocket Car Era, into
lines, shapes and weight. These inferences were then used to design and build a working desk lamp.
It required the ability to zero in on visual elements and
cultural connotations common to cars of those times. These
elements evoked a sense of high speed, mass, elegance,
cutting edge innovation and great attention to detail.Rocket
era cars were inspired by technological advances which took
place in the 1940s and used the second world war as a
center display stage.
The scope of this project covered creating a brand for a particular target market,
designing a family of products under this brand, and finally making a model of one
of the products. I chose to create an electronics hair care line for men called
Schnitt which literally means cut in german.
I designed Schnitt products to accommodate
the needs of a James Bond-type young
professional, whose rugged and adventurous
personality is veiled by charm and class.
The Schnitt Shaver has a form which communicates
smoothness and fluidity, while housing rigid, durable,
state of the art technology.
ELLE-O-V-E CD COVER DESIGN
This was a personal endeavor to design a collection of re-worked Nat King Cole
classic love ballads.
It was inspired by a romantic relationship I was involved in some years ago.
One of the songs on this album titled: The very thought of you, has as a
line in its lyrics: I see your face in every flower.
The CD inlay communicates this very poetic line in embedding the face of
a girl in a red rose.
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