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Design Portfolio

Lewis Humphries

e) lewishumphries@gmail.com

m) +61 400440305


PERSONAL

About me:

My name is Lewis Humphries. I am a 26 year old aspiring designer. My hobbies include playing drums in a band, rugby union and travel. Why design? My passion in design is the involvement from initial concept through to final product. I have a great interest in being involved in a creative process; seeing something manifest from nothing. My previous education in industrial design, and my work experience in building services, has given me a unique appreciation of the design process across many different scales and disciplines. Interior design is now my main focus as I believe the role encompasses all of my interests and allows me to utilize all of my skills as a designer.

Referees: •Mr. Quang Tran Medlands Metropolis Phone: +61 7 3391 9800 •Mr. Tim Wellins Medlands Metropolis Phone: +61 7 3391 9800 •Mr. Terry Milton Complete Commercial Air Mobile: 0434 256169

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Name: Lewis Jack Humphries Date of Birth: 23 March 1988 Home Address: 601 Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane 4069. Telephone: +61 7 3378 5291 Mobile: +61 400 440305 E-Mail Address: lewishumphries@gmail.com

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Highest Level of Education: 2012 - 2013 Bachelor of Built Environment: Interior Design 2006 - 2010 Bachelor of Built Environment: Industrial Design 2005 completed senior year at Brisbane Grammar School

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Other Achievements: 2012 Dean’s Commendation (final year interior design project) 2007 Basic Fiberglass Construction coarse Gateway TAFE 2005 Blue card (construction) 2005 Education Ministers Art Award 2005 Driving License 2004 Queensland Boating License 2004 Bronze Medallion Survival Course, Royal Life Saving Society Australia 2004 Resuscitation Certificate, Royal Life Saving Society Australia

c) Design Skills: Through my studies, self-learning and work experience, have gained experience with: Solidworks 3D Modeling Autodesk Revit Adobe Illustrator Model Making Microsoft Word, Works, Excel, PowerPoint Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign Autodesk AutoCad 2007-2014 Google Sketchup Rapid Sketching

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Work Experience: Nov 2008 – March 2014: Medland Metropolis Cad Operator Duties: • Design drafting electrical engineering plans (power and lighting) • Office quality coordinator • Making revisions to engineering plans (building services) • Working with 2d graphics for presentations • Training junior staff in office standards • Drafting schematics and detailed drawings Dec 2012 – Jan 2013: BDA Architects (work experience) Interior Designer Duties: • Detailing construction drawings • Creating concepts for commercial facades • Revising architectural drawings Feb 2008 – Sept 2008: George Group Architects Junior Cad Operator Duties: • Making revisions to Architects plans • Assembling documents for council approval • Drafting from initial concept through to construction documents Nov 2007 – Dec 2007: Medland Metropolis (work experience) Junior Cad Operator Duties: • Formatting engineers corrections to CAD • Updating Plans for Site Use • Visiting Sites for revision of designs 2006 – 2007: Woolworths Distribution Centre. My main duties were collecting orders for dispatch to stores around Queensland. 2005 - 2006: Complete Commercial Air. Assistant to a qualified tradesman installing air conditioners and manufacturing ducts. Other duties included: • The use of air flow instruments to measure the rate of air flow from air conditioning outlets and balance that flow to set levels required by the engineers. • Reading shop drawings • Use of hand and power tools to install air conditioning equipment and duct. • Working in a hazardous environment within safety guidelines and without incident.


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Since 2008, I have been working as a building services drafter whilst studying both interior and industrial design. Starting as a junior drafter, I learned the basics of all services. In 2011, my duties changed to office quality coordinator, where I was responsible for maintaining drafting standards and consistency throughout the office. In 2013, my role was reconfigured to that of an electrical design draftsperson. In this role, I learned the following:

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a sense of place, can best be demonstrated in an environment such as this. In addition to this, the area’s social issues such as binge drinking and public urination provide addressable problems that the project can attempt to rectify through design. The Tripartite model of place attachment involves three main factors: Person - individual or collective experiences of users of the space Place - the social and physical factors imbued in a site Psychological - The memories, beliefs and perceptions of a site (Scannell, Gifford, 2010).

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PROJECT: Marketplace LOCATION: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Jun 2012 - Nov 2012

Marketplace is an interior design project that utilizes the concept of ‘place attachment’ for the creation of a public landscape aimed at re-invigorating a culturally decaying area of Brisbane. Starting from a research based exploration into post-apocalyptic design, through to research into post-modernism and capitalist architecture, the project undertook several design phases to get to its current level of resolution. The site chosen for this project is T.C.B. building in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The building is situated between the Brunswick Street mall and the Duncan street, or Chinatown, mall.

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The concept explores the notion of an exterior landscape being applied to an interior environment. The forms within the site are meant to reflect the unspecified program of use of the project; relying largely on organic, curved structures that are comprised of forms not easily distinguishable. EXISTING TO REMAIN

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The project’s objective is to create a truly public environment that promotes social interaction through the creation of an interior landscape; offering users a site that is not focused on commercial motives but rather person-place bonds. The purpose of this is to create an appreciation of the suburb that extends past the night time operation of the entertainment district and the negative stigma’s that are attached. \

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SCHEMATIC DESIGN:

Marketplace utilised the schematic design phase more intensely than any other project I had worked on previously. The spatial DUNCAN planning performed, in the form of sketching, model STREET making and diagramming, was the most labor intensive period of the project. To illustrate my design process, Due to the scale of the interior project, I utilised techniques more MALL commonly seen in urban planning presentations.

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In order to deem the site a public landscape, the operation and management of the site is to be unspecified and fluid. The research performed for this project revealed that if a site’s use is predefined and operated under strict management, than the users within it are controlled which restricts social interaction. In creating a marketplace, the project is allowing for a temporary schedule of operation and use that does not inhibit interaction by pre-determining the layout of the space.


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CEILING:

The ceiling elements within the interior act as structures similar to an exterior environment. In an outdoor marketplace, there are shade structures that protect from the elements as well as demarcate spaces. For this interior, the ceiling elements are mainly positioned above the market stall locations. Their positioning also allows for lighting and other building services to be concealed in the ceiling space above.

Interior perspective (ceiling structures)

MARKET STALLS:

Although the project requires a flexible program of use, there is still a need to designate market stall locations in order for the site to be successfully managed. The seating, running throughout the site, provides the stalls with lighting and power for operation in a minimal way. As the concept is a public landscape, the power outlets and light fixtures cannot be safely utilised if they are overtly accessible.

Interior perspective (view from Brunswick St mall)

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PROJECT: Parallax LOCATION: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Parallax is an interior design project focused on creating a multi-dimensional music venue in Brisbane’s entertainment district. The project’s brief was to utilize adaptive reuse techniques to convert a three storey wool store into a culturally significant site, with the objective being to enhance the wellbeing of an identified user-group.


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The structure of the building presented the team with several design challenges to overcome throughout the project. Rather than removing large sections of columns and beams, the team chose to retain the majority of the existing structure to create unique spaces. Sightlines were used throughout the building to provide users with vistas not commonly associated with live music venues.

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SIGHTLINES:

In order to utilize the entire site effectively, the decision was made to separate the building into two main areas. The main purpose of the building was to provide a large scale music venue. The secondary was to provide the public with a rare glimpse into the recording process by providing a professional recording studio. Using the notion of sightlines, visitors of the site are provided with the opportunity to glimpse into the recording studio to gain an appreciation of the inner workings of the industry.

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PROJECT: Burning Pirate - furniture design

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Feb 2010 - Jun 2010

This project involved a team of 4 students, working in collaboration, to develop an item of furniture from found or recycled objects. The team consisted of myself, Alex Lasnier, Mia Pradella and Adam Danielli. Burning pirate is a design that involves the re-purposing of empty compact disc cases into a functional coffee table. Coupling the unique assembly of cd cases with a light box resulted in an attractive furniture piece that is well suited for use within a lounge or cocktail bar. The other purpose of the project was to familiarise students with construction drawings for furniture/joinery items. The entire assembly is comprised of 540 empty cd cases. They are all configured into stacks (seen below), and arranged on top of a light box created out of mdf. The coffee table is finished with a 4mm sheet of perspex on top that allows for functionality.

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PROJECT: Design2air Feb 2009 - Oct 2009

The ‘DesigntoAir’ is a hand gesture controlled device that allows designers to freely explore ideas in an open, digital space. The product is a USB linked projector and receiver that, after initial setup on the computer, produces an independent GUI that is projected onto any surface. The project came about after a yearlong study into the effects of computer aided drafting on the design process. Currently, CAD systems constrain designers by disallowing a creative process in the early stages of design. The ‘DesigntoAir’ addresses this by allowing users freedom during the explorative, conceptual stage of their design processes.

Design2air support software

THE SYSTEM:

This was the first project I had undertaken that required an entire system to operate, rather than a single product. The majority of time spent on the project was dedicated to user interfaces and software design.

Design2air main software Design2air viewer software

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The majority of the project was spent on creating mockups for how the software would interact with the users. This was my final year thesis project for industrial design. The Design2air was produced over two semesters; the first of which was the research and data collection stage. The second being the product development and refinement stage. Brainstorming sessions with class mates, and tutors, formed the majority of feedback recieved throughout the semester. This input was vital to get the product to a resolved state.


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HAND GESTURES:

Hand gesture operated interfaces provide the user with a different way to interact with software. Initial research performed for the product revealed that cad systems have to be intuitive and easy to use if they are to be successfully integrated in conceptual design.

This is an example of the graphical user interface. Essentially, designers can import different types of media to use in their explorations.


CONTACT:

e) lewishumphries@gmail.com m) +61 400440305

Lewis humphries design portfolio  

This is a collection of design works created between 2006-2013 whilst studying industrial and interior design at QUT.