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ELLIS KOE N I G ID SPRING 2014


E L L I S KOE N I G

EXPERIENCE Ingersoll Rand

University of Cincinnati

ANNAndale, NJ SEP-DEC 2013

Cincinnati, OH 2009-2016 exp.

Product design intern. Performed market research, concept and product development, and participated in client meetings.

College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning BS in Industrial Design

The Launch Werks Cincinnati, OH Jan-April 2013 Product design intern. Performed market research, interface and form development, physical modeling, and participated in client meetings.

W. J. Roberts Co. Inc. Saugus, MA. Smr. 2011 Manufacturer of spacers and standoffs for industrial use. Performed office duties, handled basic quotes for parts, and occasional bagging/labeling of parts for shipment.

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EDUCATION

Masconomet High School Topsfield, MA 2007-2011


koenigep@mail.uc.edu (978) 882 2686

Hockey player, language enthusiast, accent user, tea

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

SKILLS

IDSA Student Chapter Secretary, Dean’s List all semesters, UC Global Scholarship, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Japanese American Student Society Member, Civic Garden Center Volunteer, Asian Cultural Festival Volunteer

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drinker, NPR listener, tent-pitcher, avid sleep-dreamer, with want to become many more.

Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, design sketching, marker rendering, digital rendering

3D Autodesk Alias Studio Tools, SolidWorks, Keyshot

Captain of Masconomet Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team (2011), Coaches Awardee, President of Masconomet Chinese Club (2009-2010), Excellence in Chinese Awardee (2008-2010)

OTHER Independence, Leadership, Conversant in Japanese, Rudimentary Korean & Chinese, Bad Puns

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Future Glory

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a medal for the 2022 CHRISTCHURCH OLYMPIC Games. Design an olympic medal that embodies the sprirt of Christchurch, New Zealand for the (hypothetical) 2022 Olympic Games.

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WHY CHRISTCHURCH? In February 2011, a powerful earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city. Christchurch sustained immense damage.

65,000 displaced

2,000 injured

185 deaths

why 2022? The 2022 Olympics will give Christchurch a chance to rebuild bigger and better. The city can become a point of national pride, and a beacon of rallying strength in times of tragedy.

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since the earthquake, the christchurch ciTy Population has dropped by 7,000. Many residents moved out to the suburbs, in wake of the destruction. Much of the central city is still off-limits. The rebuild has begun, but will take time. the city?

t h e new cit y pl a n The new city plan has been established, and aims to include world-class public facilities, and a core of economic and social development and prosperity.

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IMAGERY New Zealanders take pride in the natural beauty of their surroundings. Ecologically conscious, they are protective of their environment.

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FERNS, FERNS, FERNS The silver fern is one of the most widely recognized symbols of New Zealand. It appears in the coat of arms, alternate flags, traditional Maori imagery, and in logos for numerous national sports teams.

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BUILDING BLOCKS?

ORGANIC / NATURAL BEAUTY?

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MAORI IMAGERY?

FERNS?

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CHRISTCHURCH R E B U I LT 2 0 2 2

FINAL FORM The fern, for its cultural significance and association wih life, growth, strength, and peace, proved a fitting form to memorialize Christchurch’s journey, the journey of each athlete, and the spirit of the Olympics.

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SWEET TEA

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How can we bring the beauty of vespa into the kitchen? A tea kettle re-style for the stylish urban commuter.

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people want what vespa looks like... stylish, dynamic, european, iconic

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people value what vespa feels like quality, independent, uninhibited, free

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But we can’t always get what we want. Especially if ‘we’ are college-age and living an apartment life on a budget!

So, how to bring THIS

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HERE?

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SIMPLE ON/OFF uncluttered functionality, reminiscent of early Vespas

VESPA BRANDING stylish and iconic in chrome

F E AT U R E S & F O R M A dynamic, optimistic shape. Always eager to explore!

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SINGLE SERVINGS .5L capacity means hot water fast

SMALL SIZE counter space is important for apartment living

PROUD STANCE! the kettle that CAN

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EFFERVO FROM 20°C to 100°C in under 1 0 M I NUTES !

F E AT U R E S & F O R M EFFERVO (a latin word meaning “to boil up”) is a stylish and charming addition to any kitchen countertop.

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R ESTYLE YOUR TEA. ACCELLERATE YOUR MORNING.

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FAST FORWARD

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A RUGBY CLEAT FOR AN ALL BLACKS FOWARD. An “All Blacks Edition” rugby cleat specialized for a flanker.

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W HAT M A K E S A G R E AT L O O S E FORWARD?

THE SPEED AND AGILIITY OF A BACK.

THE STRENGTH and endurance of a tight forward.

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H O W M I G H T T HAT T R A N S L AT E T O T H E SHOE? -SECURE FIT for quick change of direction -lightweight -considered materials -locked-in heel for scrum -FG & SG cleats FOR added drive in scrum/tackle -achillies protection

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WHY BLACK? Black is bold, predatorial, powerful, and confident.

IMAGERY Behold the majesty of the black jaguar. Big cats are powerful and predatorial, their essence fitting for a physical and strateigic sport.

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a goo d , h a r d - working f orw a r d , s h o u l d b e we a ring b l a ck , I N M Y O P I N I O N .

I f y o u ’ re you

RICHIE MCCAW ALL Blacks Captain since 2006

AY E ay e c a pta in What the Captain says goes, especially when he’s regarded as one of the best players in rugby.

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HEEL tension at heel and achilles?

SOCK inner-sock style shoe?

OUTSOLE molded plastic? metal studs? interchangeable?

SLIPPAGE high heel profile for lock-in?

REFINED CONCEPTS Forms and details were further developed, considering the physical demands of the shoe. Basic proportions were explored.

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FOREFOOT hidden laces? elastic fit?

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PROFILE sleek, speedy

R E F I N E D C O N C E P T S P T. 2 Forms and details were further developed, considering the physical demands of the shoe. Most promising concepts were furthered.

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ANKLE higher profile for stability and protection

PREDATORIAL sleek and intimidating

THIS ONE! sleek AND rugged, like a great flanker

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SYNTHETIC LEATHER UPPER for leightweight comfort. molds to the foot ensuring snug, personalized fit

GROUND CONTACT soft and firm ground studs for stability and traction

OUTSOLE lightweight, responsive and strong

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ANKLE COLLAR low-cut for comfort and manuverability

ARMORED HEEL COUNTER molded plastic for protection and to eliminate heel slip

STUDS placed for quick starts and added drive when scrumming or tackling

MICOACH COMPATIBLE keep track of your training

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urban jungle

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A DAYPACK for the WEEKEND HIKER. A stylish hiking pack for the working professional, for casual use over the weekend.

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KEEP FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS WITHIN REACH

STUFF EXTRA SPACE WITH SOFT, LOW-WEIGHT ITEMS TO MINIMIZE LOAD-SHIFT

CENTER BULKY HEAVY ITEMS CLOSE TO THE SPINE

SLEEPING BAG AT THE BOTTOM

WATER IN SIDE POUCH

L O AD A N A LY S I S Properly managing gear within your pack is key. This informed the basic structure of the pack.

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I N S P I R AT I O N & T HU M B N A I L S Drawing from fashion, products, and architectre, basic thumbnails were generated, focusing on form and silhouette.

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R E F I N E D I D E AT I O N This phase focused on basic bag styles and components. Functionality in stylistic details was important in development of concepts.

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A R M AD I L L O 2 5 L The form selected, it was time to work out some more specific details.

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C olorw ay s Armadillo is also available in Heritage, Rust, Whale, and Blackout.

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C onstr u ction Once the pattern was developed, I began assembling peice by peice. I avoided seams at major load-bearing points, and constructed the pleated front face out of one panel .

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patternmaking / cutting

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lots of sewing

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drafting pleats on front panel

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completed shoulder and lumbar straps

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pinning and ironing pleats

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scale comparison

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sewing front panel details

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side-seaming main compartment

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versatility roll-top for easy access and extra storage if you need it

FUNCTIONAL DETAILS expanding pleats allow the pack to grow with your gear

considered construction reinforced seaming where it counts

A R M AD I L L O 2 5 L Grow with your gear. The pleat system allows the pack to expand and compress as you need it, while offering extra support and, of course, style points.

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COLOR STRATEGY high-viz for safety in any setting

meaningful textures know exactly where you put something with a touch of texture

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A R M AD I L L O 2 5 L & FRIENDS

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SKETCH BOOK

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A SELECTION of Sketches. Sketches done for various projects, or for fun!

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FOOTWEAR Here, I explored basic profiles and proportions, examining similarities between minimalist trainers and open and closed-foot running sandals.

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FOOTWEAR Here, I was becoming familiar with proportions of varied styles in profile and in perspective. I experimented with exaggerating certain features to see how they change the nature of the shoe.

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S T O R E F R O N T D I S P L AY The storefront of a local design collective is underutilized! The goal is to have a windowlevel display box to showcase the products designed and manufactured by the brands under the collective.

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C O N S I D E R AT I O N S Considerations were keeping things mobile and versatile, as well as allowing for maximum light. An ideal solution provides an attractive, non-distracting environment, allowing the products to shine.

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INTERIORS These are a series of interior explorations of bar settings. Using color, texture and materiality, how can the mood of a space be created?

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INTERIORS These are a series of interior explorations of bar settings. Using color, texture and materiality, how can the mood of a space be created?

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FA S H I O N These are a series of exploration of fashion proportion and figure. Using marker, how can color, shape, and simple lines create materiality and volume?

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DOMO ARIGATO!

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