PRODUCT DESIGN | PACKAGING COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN ENGINEERING BRANDING GRAPHIC | VISUAL ABOUT
PRODUCT DESIGN | PACKAGING
TEA BAGS: COMMERCIAL | ADAPTIVE | SITE-SPECIFIC
COMMERCIAL Redesigned tea bag shape that provides a cleaner spoon fit to prevent dripping when transferring tea bag from mug, to spoon, to trash. Tea bag is made from biodegradable materials for an eco-friendly product.
Bleached pulp abaca hemp Leaf stalk of Phillippine bananas Manila hemp Silk vs. Nylon Thermoplastic aids sealing
Spoon Surface area maximization Balloon Teardrop
Pre-packaged Minimal interaction Disposable Resusable High interaction
ADAPTIVE Redesigned tea bag packaging that eliminates tear-tab opening for people with limited dexterity. Tea bag package can be opened, closed, and disposed of with a single hand.
Pinch grip - finger and thumb Dexterity issues Arthritis Brain injuries
Adapters for opening: Jars Zippers Forks Nail clippers
Open without pinch function Fluid motion Single-handed process
SITE-SPECIFIC Tea bag packaging redesigned and incorporated into coffee shop cardboard coffee collar. Tab of tea bag is perforated and removable from collar for easy disposal. Collar comes with tea bag nestled safely inside and when placed on cup, tea bag falls effortlessly to the side and can easily be placed into cup, saving time and hassle for baristas.
customer/barista interation - verbal relaying of order barista makes drink
customer-barista interation - handing drink to customer
CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY Packaging concept for Energizer’s “Change your clock, Change your battery” campaign. Single battery packaged to be included in promotional giveaways to educate and encourage people to change the battery in smoke detectors twice a year during daylight saving time.
DISTINGUISH OLD FROM NEW
RETURN AND RECYCLE
ENERGIZER GOES GREEN Redesigned battery packaging that enables consumers to easily distinguish old and new batteries at the glance of an eye. Prepaid packaging allows for batteries to be mailed and returned to Energizer for proper environmentally-friendly recycling.
CAT SCRATCHER Aesthetic and functional cat scratcher made from concentric circles of corrugated cardboard cut on a laser cutter. Various designs on the perimeters of the circles create unique textures.
VACUUM FORMED VASE Geometric vase created with the purpose of exploring rapid prototyping technology including 3D printing, laser cutting, and vacuum forming. Mold was designed in Autodesk 3Ds Max and printed on a Makerbot 3D printer. Mold was then vacuum formed using polycarbonate to create the panels intended to hold water. Triangular panels were designed in Autodesk Autocad and cut from polycarbonate using a laser cutter. Brass edge pieces were cut using a shear and bent using a break. Final product was assembled to create a 3D modular vase intended to hold singular flower heads without the stem.
SURFACING An organic shape created to explore craft and surfacing techniques. Shape was carved from prototyping foam and then coated with a layer of self-leveling resin. Surface was prepped for painting with multiple layers of primer, alternated with dry and wet sanding. Final coat of spray paint applied to finish surface.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
MODULAR BUILDING BLOCKS
BROUGHAL MIDDLE SCHOOL RACE CAR Group collaboration to create a matchbox-sized car designed in collaboration with local middle school students. Car model was built in SolidWorks, from which a mold plate was designed. An appropriate tool path for the mold plate was developed in NX and simulated in Vericut. Aluminum mold plates were milled using a CNC machine and finally injection molded to produce a final product.
THERMOACOUSTIC ENGINE Thermoacoustic engine built in SolidWorks. Physical engine parts were then created to practice various manufacturing techniques including: milling, casting, injection molding, welding, and drilling. Parts were assembled into completed engine and tested.
WHEELCHAIR LIFT Group project for Integrated Product Development (IPD) where an low-cost, assistive wheelchair lift was created to helps users navigate three to five stairs in a compact space. Lift was designed in SolidWorks and prototyped using steel tubing and plates. Lift is motored by an electrical winch.
ROOM & BOARD Branding project involving creation of original restaurant concept. â€œRoom & Boardâ€? would be a fun, laid-back, healthy, and affordable dining choice on college campuses. Delivery options would include any of the menu items, in addition to healthy study snacks and made-to-order smoothies.
GALLERI WEINBERGER Visual identity for Galleri Weinberger, a gallery located in Copenhagen, Denmark made with the intentions of being minimal, clean, and anti-figurative that inspires and creates a lasting interest and trust in the name Weinberger.
GRAPHIC | VISUAL
ROCKWELL Type specimen book for the font Rockwell. Created using only letters and glyphs from font package with a cohesive geometric theme and color pallet. Design motif based on flexibility of the word â€œwellâ€? and its different uses and meanings.
SIX OF CLUBS Playing card designed in the graphic style of designer Evan Hecox.
CAN THEY SURVIVE? Fictional editorial spread for National Geographic. .
TEXT GRAPHICS Harry Potter and racoon images made solely of manipulated text.
Compilation of undergraduate and graduate Mechanical Engineering and Product Design work.