Aluminum and Acrylic

This week's Vis Comm 3 assignment: chairs!

ideation sketches: these helped lead me to my final design, an extra thin/ lightweight lounge constructed from 3/16" aluminum and translucent acrylic
final rendering: the "Continental Lounge" is inspired by the canted lines and features of the '58 Lincoln Continental
In respect for the style of my old Vis Comm 2 teacher, I chose to traditionally render the chairs in primary colors.

Cologne Bottle

Vis Comm 3 project: create a unique cologne bottle

my inspiration: the legendary Eames lounge
ideation sketches
final rendering



So, as much as I love pastel, markers, and Canson paper, I'm now doing Photoshop renderings (this is my second one). This is another assignment with the supporting sketches from Vis Comm 3:


My Other Life

Here's what I've been working on when I get my school work finished....
'59 Impala
Aircraft hydraulic setup
wrapped frame

you can see more photos of it at my other blog found on the right of the screen>>>>


Vis Comm 3

This is the first project for Vis Comm 3, "create a wrist watch". I came up with sort of a sporty version of a Bell and Ross timepiece.

Rhino Models from the Beginning

So, last semester (fall 2010) was my first chance at learning and using the modeling program, Rhinoceros. The program is great because it definitely helps to "realize" your design and lays the groundwork for some excellent renderings. The models produced in the Rhino I class were built solely for aesthetics and scale.

Here are some samples of my work from Rhino I class:
JBL creature subwoofer (first trial using Flamingo renderer)
Original design task lamp (built over scanned in sketches)

Jai-Alai cesta (one of the many details of the product)
Here are a few renderings of the first Rhino II project, an original-design business card holder. This was the first model I've built to extremely tight tolerances and featuring material thickness. The intent for building with these tolerances is to be able to have the holder be rapid prototyped.