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MY PORTFOLIO FIRST SEMESTER AT UC

16 - 6”X6” AND 6 JOINTS

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Using images to tell a narrative SCREEN WALL

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Combining individual units to make a screen wall 100 + 1

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Turning an everyday item into something other This is a collection of my best works throughout

MIDTERM

the first semester while at the University of

Combining all work from semester into a drawing

Cincinnati’s DAAP. I am majoring in interior

BODY MANTLE

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100 + 1 but this time making clothes design. BALANCE BLOCK

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Making a wood block balance SPATIAL CUBE

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Full scale construction as a final project RESUME

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Contact information

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01 16 - 6”X6” 6 JOINTS

The sixteen images were suppose to connect in some way to tell a narrative you would not be clear at first glance. The narrative of these images show the various parts of a Ferrari F430 and the raw ingredients used to make each . The six “joints” assignment was a continuation of the sixteen. The project’s goal was to create six hand drawn images that combine the joint between two or more of the sixteen images.

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02 SCREEN WALL

For this project the objective was to construct a screen wall approximately seven feet tall. The material was up to you and the units had to be roughly the size of a CMU. The challenge of the project was that it had to be 50% solid and void. The other curve ball was that the wall had to be able to transform into three different looking screens.

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02 - SCREEN WALL


03 100 + 1 USING EVERYDAY ITEMS

For this project we were to use 100 or more of an everyday object you could find in your kitchen. The +1 is a stich, fastner etc. that holds the items together to make a transformation of material. The object I chose to use were pop tabs. I then fastened over 200 pop tabs with leather rope to make a strand. The woven pattern was straticigally chosen to show off the stich.

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04 MATERIAL EXPLORATION AND MODEL

04 - MATERIAL EXPLORATION AND MODEL The model is constructed of basswood, the next out of casted wax and finally the drawing using acrylic paints and photo transfer

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05 MIDTERM

The work to the right were three projects we worked on in Design studio freshmen year. The wood model was an abstraction of a building. The vase like shape was a material exploration project and the last was a mixed media view of the material. The drawing to the right was a midterm project that was to combine all three projects into one idea.

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06 BODY MANTLE AND FASHION SHOW

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MORE THAN 300 DAAP STUDENTS FROM ALL MAJORS MODELED THEIR BODY MANTLE IN THE ANNUAL FASHION SHOW


06 - BODY MANTLE AND FASHION SHOW As in the 100 + 1 project, we were to construct a second skin, armature, couture or an extension of the body using 100 or more of a single object held together by stich, sew, material etc.

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07 - BALANCE BLOCK


COLOR FIELD PAINTING

07 BALANCE BLOCK

IThis assignment was an extension of the line and plane blocks. We were to construct a “balance block” based off our previous line and plane iterations.

This project did have some requirements. The construction had to be comprised of 5 elements and that balances on only one point. The area of this balance point had to be less than 4 square inches. It also had to infer a 12’ cube that touched all 6 sides of this “imaginary” cube.

All construction was done using 4 board feet of 10/4” poplar wood. It was finished with butcher’s wax. The painting was done in gouache.

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08 - SPATIAL CUBE

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FINAL PROJECT

08 SPATIAL CUBE Each of the seven freshmen studios had to construct an 8’ spatial cube. We were given a kit of parts containing mdf, 2”x4”, and wood screws. The challenge was that we had to construct this cube and be able to “flat pack” it to transfer to the final site.

The most challenging part of this project was designing the overall composition of the seven sections. The final design plan was to emphasize compression and release, promenade and rest. All roof heights were to be at 8’ for that anchoring datum line across.

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Skills Experience working with architects, designers, contractors and laborers throughout a residential home building project and summer employment • Knowledgeable in the scheduling and sequencing of residential construction • Creative and passionate about my future career in the field of interior design • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated • Advanced CAD experience, Adobe Creative Suites 10, Google SketchUp, MicroStation, Rhino, Revit and other various softwares Education University of Cincinnati School of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Fall 2012- Present Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 Interior Design Major • Dean’s List Archbishop Moeller High School Class of 2012 Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 College Preparatory Education • GPA: 4 .0 Experience Stonecreek Dining Company 2010-2013 Montgomery, Ohio 45242 • Proficient at various positions of hospitality: food server, bar assistant, host • Menu Design Crapsey and Gilles Contractors, Inc. 2008-2010 Loveland, Ohio 45140 • Advanced from general laborer to carpenter’s assistance in residential settings • Utilized my CAD skills to draft construction documents Childcare Provider Summer 2009 Bambauer Family Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 • Provided a safe and fun environment for a family of 5 children • Tutored a special needs fourth grader in his academic needs KZF Design Inc. Summer Co-Op/Internship 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 • Worked as a summer co-op performing a variety of tasks • Became familiar with material library, met representatives, modeled etc.


Ben Gilles Undergraduate Portfolio