Designed to reduce ankle injury in athletics while reducing the discomfort and bulkiness of typical ankle braces. The basketball shoe industry is driven my aesthetics and image as much as it is performance. Grip addresses this issue. The form is minimal in amount of shoe covered (to appease the shoe fanatic), personalized through limitless color options (can fit the colors of any team), yet incredibly strong and adjustable to each user.
Lotus was an exercise in CNC design. The project originally called for a piece of furniture that is CNC manufactured. Lighting had a certain appeal to me both as a challenge and an opportunity. The problem was that CNC pieces are very flat. Even with fitted together they are not quite large enough for a light bulb and its components.
Objective: To develop a high-end “all in one” Charcoal Grill to cater to the grilling enthusiast. Work in teams of 8 consisting of 3 seniors, 2 juniors, and 3 sophomores over the course of 48 hours to develop 8 unique concepts.
Individual Role: As a senior on this team my individual role consisted of organization, underlays for every final sketch, time management, and leadership. This role is in conjunction with ideation, concepting, and general sketching that are required by every member.
The Freeride is intended to help children with moderate to mild special needs. One thing many various mental handicaps have in common is that often their ability to maintain balance is lacking. Freeride is a three stage tricycle that attempts to improve their balance. The goal is to prepare them to ride a bicycle.
The Panama Chair is an outdoor love seat. It is constructed using a cedar native to central and South America. It is cheap, dense, and resistant to both bugs and mold damage. Because I was one of the first designers to intern with Kalu Yala I was able to pick out all of the equipment. However, they were still renovating the actual studio. All of my work was done on the back porch of a house in San Miguel, a small village just outside the jungle plot.