Small Projects
Here's some quick side projects and explorations.
Manneken Pis
Irreverent souvenir.
Submission for Souvenir Shop show hosted by Orchestra Studio. Participating designers were tasked with developing an elevated souvenir during the lockdowns of 2020.
Behind waffles, chocolate, and beer, Manneken Pis is one of the many iconic symbols of Belgium. The 15th century statue of a urinating boy was once used as a drinking fountain, but now serves as a monument to the unique spirit of the Belgian people. The statue is regularly dressed in various costumes during events in the city, and on occasion the fountain is hooked up to a keg of beer.
To create my souvenir, I took inspiration from some of the amazing and often irreverent PCB artwork that has started to adorn small batch electronics projects. The souvenir utilizes four layers of the circuit board (fiberglass substrate, gold-plated copper, black solder mask, and white silkscreen) to add artwork. The board is powered by a replaceable coin cell battery, and a switch on the bottom of the souvenir turns on LEDs which illuminate the eyes. A small hole at the top can serve as an attachment point for a key chain or ornament hook.
Client
Souvenir Shop
Role
2D Design, PCB Layout
Phases
Concept Development, Manufacture, Assembly
Status
2021 Design, 2021 Release.
Media Remote
Render Weekly 44, Buttons & Knobs.
Streaming media remote with backlit buttons and a capacitive touch pad. Uses a speckled CMF for added grip and visual interest. The remote takes inspiration from MIDI pad controllers, where the color of a button indicates status (e.g. a red microphone means the voice assistant is muted).
Client
Personal exercise
Role
Industrial Design
Phases
Concept Development, Visualization
Status
2019 Design, Concept
Nike Blazer Utility
Classic silhouette, modern materials.
Due in large part to collaborations with labels such as Off-White™ and sacai, the classic 1972 Blazer basketball sneaker has seen a resurgence. This concept analyzes other silhouettes that have been re-imagined under Nike’s “Utility Collection” with a focus on weather resistant materials and other visual indicators of performance. 
Client
Personal exercise
Role
Industrial Design
Phases
Concept Development
Status
2019 Design, Concept
Nordgreen Philosopher Watch
Render challenge.
Studio and context shots of a Scandinavian minimalist watch. Rendered, animated, edited, and uploaded in one day as part of the #nordgreendoesdesign challenge on Instagram. Credit to Sam Gwilt for the original CAD files used.
Client
Personal exercise
Role
Visualization
Phases
Visualization
Status
2019 Render
Spatula
Render Weekly 33, Spatula.
Spatula with flexible silicone overmold around a rigid core. In addition to providing colorway options, the removable head is designed to screw off in the event that it becomes damaged or frayed. Inspired by my own utensil that was slowly deteriorating due to exposure to high heat.
Client
Personal exercise
Role
Industrial Design
Phases
Concept Development, Visualization
Status
2018 Design, Concept
Fisher Bullet Space Pen
Render Weekly 31, Pen.
Featured in Render Weekly's Week 31 challenge. Pen dimensions and wear modeled after my personal Space Pen.
Client
Personal exercise
Role
Visualization
Phases
Visualization
Status
2018 Render, Concept

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