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Industrial Design

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Mario Kapsalis 2017


! o i r a M m ‘ I Hi,

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I‘m an industrial design student in the 5th Semester at the FH Joanneum Graz. I‘m currently looking for a 6 month internship. I’m passionate about design and ambitious in working towards my goals. Following a user-centric approach, my designs aim to trigger emotions while solving specific problems.

Interests

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CV

Information Mario Kapsalis Eckertstrasse 30b / 44 8020 Graz +4367761659116 mariokapsalis@gmail.com

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Education 2015 - now

FH Joanneum (University of Applied Science), Graz Product design student

2014 - 2015

IFM Kuss Design Institute for portfolio design

2013 - 2014

Berufliche Oberschule InnSalzach Fachabitur / technical diploma

2009 - 2013

ODU GmbH & Co. KG Apprenticeship as a toolmaker

2003 - 2009

Staatliche Realschule Trostberg

Experience 2017-now

Skunki (children book) Freelance work, Illustration

2017

Old Fashion Freelance work, Logo Design

2016

Wacker Chemie working student

2013 / 2014

ODU GmbH & Co. KG working as a toolmaker

Skills Software

2013

learning more about the culture and explore the country

Adobe Creative Cloud (Ps, Id, Ai, Ae)

Solid Works Keyshot Rhinoceros 3D Language

Work & Travel in Australia

German (mother language) English (fluent)

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Middle school


Content Overview of some of my latest projects. 2016 - 2017

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Natura

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Peac Page 48-57

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Speedform

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Page 26-33

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Schneider Trophy Page 58-69

Artwork / Sketches Page 76-83

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Share Page 34-47

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Bart ab Page 70-75


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Natura 4th Semester Semester Project Duration: 3 Months Group Project: 2 Persons Cooperation Partner: Briefing: The next big thing for indoor cleaning.

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The goal was to create an efficient and resourcesaving system, by using nature itself and its natural processes to clean the air. ID Portfolio 2017

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Research

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To start best in the topic we did an innovation workshop which was hosted by Gerald Steiner. By using different creativity techniques, such as the world cafe or the 6-3-5 methode, we created first ideas.

innovation workshop

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System model To get a big picture about the most important points which influence nature and ourself we created this system model.

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Findings The world in 2030

8,5 billion

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world population

60%

of world’s population live in cities.

4,2%

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mega cities

80%

of europe’s population live in a dangerous polluted air.

deforestation

90%

Our research implied that the biggest future problems are bad air quality and lack of nature in urban areas.

of the day inside

source: NHAPS, WWF, UN, Spiegel, Statista

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Solution Our solution to those problems is a modular, resource-saving system that uses natural processes to improve the air quality at home.

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nature

air cleaning

modular

recycling

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spider plant

sword fern

Chinese evergreen

ivy

devil‘s ivy

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moss

source: NASA

Indoor plants As our solution focuses on nature itself, we determined the best air cleaning indoor plants based on the NASA clean air study. Those plants act as filter for harmful toxins and pollutants while producing oxygen and therefore, naturally improve the air quality. To get first hand inside we also visited a garden center and interviewed the experts about the specific needs of the plants.

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Bio-photovoltaic Using natural bio-photovoltaic our resource-saving system is selfsustaining. As a result, it is also capable to use the energy for other use-cases, such as charging mobile phones.

pollutants / fine dust

plant

bacteria

energy

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60 mA/m2 2 W/m2


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Where? The product is designed to naturally adapt to our living space. Therefore it is seen as part of the interior and considered as part of the furnishings.

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Modular

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For our modules, we were looking for a expandable form to give the user more freedom in terms of personalization. Different layouts and sizes can easily be put together while the unusual geometric form triggers curiosity and uniqueness.

no limits in size and layout

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Construction The construction focuses on usability and consists of five parts. The base part, the wall mounting, contains electrical parts, such as the battery and the anode, the module shell, the Hydrogel, and two covers which are essential for watering the plants while hanging

on the wall. With the simple coupling mechanism between the base part and the rest of the module, it is easy to create the personal layout on the wall.

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module shell wall mounting

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Hydrogel

cover


watering anode

cathode

App The app contains information about air quality, a watering calendar and insights on the energy that has been produced.

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battery


Shelf

Plants Natura

Compost

Gardening

Wall Beside being a room divider that seamlessly adapts to your interior furnishing, the wall can also be personalized to the user´s specific needs.

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Modules We created 4 different modules. The base module contains the indoor plants and is responsible for the air cleaning and energy production. To make the product even more attractive and more sustainable, we created a compost and gardening module for the kitchen. These

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modules get their energy from the base module. Last but not least we created a shelf module which gives you the possibility to create a nice wall that is not just for cleaning but also really practical.

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Materials

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The aim was to create a sustainable product. Therefore, 100% biodegradable materials are used.

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Hydrogel It is a waterproof polymer which can absorb a large amount of water while retaining their shape and doesn’t dissolve. 1 gram can absorb ca. 1 liter of water and release it again slowly. Due to this facts we used it as soil for the plants.

Zelfo

Form fleece It is sound-absorbing, has a warm surface that is independent of the room temperature, has the best dimensional stability and impact resistance so it is perfect as a biodegradable bookshelf.

Wood For the room-divider we decided to use wood because it has a high stability and can carry more amount of weight.

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It is an efficient bioplastics which you get with a fiber preparation process out of cellulose. It also consists out of 100% renewable raw materials.


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Animation Click on the button below to learn more about the product.

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Speedform 2nd Semester Modeling Project Duration: 2 Months Group Project: 2 Persons

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The embodiment of Speed!

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Moodboard

Speedform

At the beginning we started to create a moodboard to get a better feeling and understanding what the word speed means to us. It also helped us to define the direction of our design.

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dynamic

speed

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sharp edges


Working process The Speedform is made out of two halves. One made out of clay and mold with laminate, the other one is out of foam and deep-drawn.

created a negative and than a positive of the negative to get the starting form. The other half was made out of foam and than deep-drawn. In the end we combined the two halves and fixed some details. The last step was to paint the model with high gloss black and put it on a presentation stand.

Speedform

After sketching we started with the clay model to play around with details and proportions. To get the sketch on clay we created a 1:1 tape rendering. After we finished the clay model we molded it with laminate twice. First we

Tape Rendering

To get the right proportions on to the clay.

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clay modeling

mold

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deep-drawing

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The design

Speedform

We defined speed as the symbioses of aggression and elegance following a clear direction. Therefore, the final design consists of sharp lines and overstretched surfaces to give the form a directional dynamic and embody the described attributes. To emphasize the dynamics, all of the edges are overstretched to give the form a forward-pressing look.

Photography The focus was on perspective and lighting to underline the design of the form. We also took more arty pirctures to further highlight the emotional character of speed. Fh photostudio

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Share 4th Semester Semester Project Duration: 3 Months Group Project: 2 Persons Cooperation Partner: Briefing: The next big thing for indoor cleaning.

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The goal was to create a sharing system that gives the user the opportunity to use top quality cleaning products to a lower price and create more space in their apartments.

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Research To get to know the needs of the users we started a questionnaire and get a first-hand impression. It showed which problems currently in the field of cleaning.

"THE NEXT BIG THING!" Indoor Reinigungssysteme Wir gestalten und entwickeln, im Rahmen unserer Semester-Projektarbeit in Kooperation mit Kärcher, ein Produkt, das die Innenreinigung revolutioniert. Wohngebiet * Um Ihre derzeitigen Routinen, Probleme und Bedürfnisse beim Reinigen zu verstehen, bitten wir Sie, sich die 5 - 10 Minuten Zeit zu nehmen und uns bei unserer Recherche zu unterstützen. Stadt >100 000 Ihre ehrlichen und ausführlichen Angaben sind uns sehr wichtig.

FH-Joanneum /

Kleinstadt

Vielen Dank im voraus! "THE NEXT BIG THING!" Indoor Reinigungssysteme

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Kapsalis Mario, Kafmann Simon Industrial Design / FH-Joanneum Graz Wohngebiet * Wir gestalten und entwickeln, im Rahmen unserer Semester-Projektarbeit in Kooperation mit Kärcher, ein Produkt, das die Innenreinigung revolutioniert. Stadt >100 000 * Erforderlich Um Ihre derzeitigen Routinen, Probleme und Bedürfnisse beim Reinigen zu verstehen, bitten wir Sie, sich die 5 - 10 Minuten Zeit zu nehmen und uns bei unserer Recherche zu unterstützen. Kleinstadt Ihre ehrlichen und ausführlichen Angaben sind uns sehr wichtig.

Geschlecht *

Vielen Dank im voraus!

Männlich

Kapsalis Mario, Kafmann Simon Industrial Design / FH-Joanneum Graz

Weiblich

* Erforderlich

Geschlecht *

Alter *

Männlich

15 - 19 20 - 25

Weiblich

abgeschiedene Wohnlage

Bildungsstand Mittlerer Schulbabschluss

Dorf

Berufsausbildung

abgeschiedene Wohnlage

FH-Joanneum / Matura / Abitur

Bildungsstand

Universtitäts- / Hochschulabschluss

Mittlerer Schulbabschluss Berufsausbildung

Berufsstand *

Matura / Abitur Universtitäts- / Hochschulabschluss

30 - 39 40 - 49

15 - 19

50 - 59

20 - 25

60 - 70

26 - 29

70+

30 - 39

Student/-in / Schüler/-in Teilzeit angestellt Vollzeit angestellt

26 - 29

Alter *

Berufsstand *

Selbstständig

Student/-in / Schüler/-in

Im Haushalt tätig

Teilzeit angestellt

Arbeitslos

Vollzeit angestellt

In Pension

Selbstständig Im Haushalt tätig

WieArbeitslos wohnen Sie? *

40 - 49

In Pension WG

50 - 59 60 - 70 Wohngebiet

Dorf

Single Wohnung

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70+ Stadt >100 000

Kleinstadt Dorf abgeschiedene Wohnlage

Mit Familie Mit Partner Sonstiges:

Was bedeutet Sauberkeit für Sie? Ein Muss Wohlbednden

Bildungsstand Mittlerer Schulbabschluss

Questionnaire: Berufsausbildung

Unbehaglichkeit

Kapsalis Mario / Kafmann Simon

Status

Kapsalis Mario / Kafmann Simon

Matura / Abitur

Universtitäts- / Hochschulabschluss

Wie erledigen Sie Ihre Putzarbeiten? Alleine

143 participants Duration: 1 week Berufsstand *

Student/-in / Schüler/-in Teilzeit angestellt

Vollzeit angestellt Selbstständig Im Haushalt tätig Arbeitslos In Pension

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Sonstiges:

Zusammen mit Mitbewohner Abwechselnd Aufteilung der Putzarbeiten Putzkraft Sonstiges:


Hands-on at the Kärcher center

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disassemble

Ideation

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Findings

With our survey we got a pretty good insight of the user‘s problems but we also looked at the overall trends.

The world in 2017

from the questionnaire

79%

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have their own cleaning products

17%

can imagine to be part of a sharing system

80%

say it takes too long

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mega cities

1x

cleaning per week

7,5 billion

global population

54%

of the world’s population living in cities

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source: Questionnaire, UN, Statista


1. Product line Home & Garden

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= 3.

Professional

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product line

2. Product line

Share

Solution Responding to the users needs, according to the evaluation of the questionnaires, we created a 3rd product line, “Share�. It is placed between the two existing product lines Home & Garden and Professional and combines the benefits of both. Which are the simple usage of the Home & Garden and the performance of the technical parts from the Professional.

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Hallway

Common room

Share

Basement

Where? This product or system is set up in bigger apartment blocks where you have little space and many apartments. We thought of three possible places to set up the station as you can see at the top.

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App With the app you can look up the timetable when the products are free, book a product straight away, reserve it or just check how long you used it.

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How does it work?

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Functions

availability

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With these main functions the whole sharing process gets simplified and intuitive. On the one hand the light shows when the product is available or if its reserved and on the other hand a simple move to unlock and take the product.

Unlock

Take it

GO!

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Ideation In the ideation we started with two directions, which are compatible with Kärcher. In the end we chose the modern and plain one which also implied some layering. From the beginning it was clear we wanted to show that the product is a new line between the Home & Garden and the Professional line. So we decided to

combine the color themes of both. Our focus was on the station and especially on the transport products (trolley and case). The cleaning products itself should have the same look but in their function they are pretty the same, that’s why we decided to think about them but don’t elaborate them in detail.

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Trolley & Case

Station

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Trolley The heavier and bigger products, steam cleaner and vaccum cleaner are in here because of it’s trolley character it’s much easier to carry them in the apartment.

Station

Share

In this storage unit, all the products stay save when they are not needed. It is also the station where all data is transmitted back to Kärcher.

Key With the Kärcher key you can unlock the trolley or case from the station but you can also use the app on your smart phone.

Case The Wish-polisher and Window-Vac are stored in this case because they are smaller and lighter.

Products Vacuum cleaner

Steam cleaner

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Wish-polisher

Window-Vac


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Final Design

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Animation To get a better look at the product and even more inside how it works, click the button on the left.

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Peac 3rd Semester Semester Project Duration: 3 Months

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Cooperation Partner: Audi industrial design Briefing: What can you do with light and the factor mobility?

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Light as a secure and personal key.

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Gener

ation Y

education

Peac

work child school

health consciousness fitness cooking outdoor activities self-tracking

street

stress connected rush bicycle no car annoyed

sustainable green awareness

family friends

fun activities

independence open for new financial curious personal travel

desire for security

financial

home

environment

city

individualize self configuration recognition value unique adjustable alterable

job

car bike by foot sight be seen public transport

girlfriend / boyfriend romance baby love

Research This mind map helped me to understand the target group better and what their needs are. There I realized the biggest point nowadays is the desire for security. mind map for the topic Generation Y

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This concept can replace almost every key you have. All you need is the key and a fitting lock. The key sends out infrared light which can transmit data of all kind. For example a code for a door. The lock has a receiver which transforms the light back to it‘s code and than open if the code fits. It helps to make the whole opening system more secure.

Light

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bike lock

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door lock

data and passwords and more...

Applications The system can replace various types of locks as you can see. A big advantage is the fact that you can hide the lock cylinder completely which makes the hole system more secure. You also get rid of the annoying searching for the keyhole in the dark, because you just

need a short contact which is supported by magnets. It is also a good way to secure all your data like passwords or very important stuff which can than be easily read out at your PC. In the end there are almost no limits where you can use it.

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Package First of all I created a package of the system. In the package are all the essential things what the system needs that it works. It then was also the underlay for my ideation.

LED rings

transmitter

finger print scanner

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NFC sensor

infrared LED

magnet

battery

USB C

lock cylinder

receiver

LED stripes

NFC receiver

battery

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infrared receiver


Ideation

Peac

To get the right shape I started off with a lot of sketches. But I realized I had to jump between ergonomic mock-ups an sketches because this is a product which is like a talisman and you always carry it on your body.

Final Design In the end peac has a very plain form with hard color cuts. This helps the product to fit to a lot of people and especially it fits the Audi form language.

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urban living

high-quality

reduced # moodboad and surrounding

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Peac

molding

foam

paint

Model making To make it most understandable I made a 1:1 model of the key and a door handle. I also built in some LEDS to create the light blending from the key to the door which is a feature that shows that the lock is open by light.

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finished model

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Schneider Trophy 2017 Personal Project Duration: 1 Month

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The goal of this project was to put the airplane race called “Schneider Trophy” in a completely new scenario and come up with a fitting seaplane design and his pilot. ID Portfolio 2017

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Background 1913 - 1931

Schneider Trophy

The “Coupe d’Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider” commonly called the “Schneider Trophy” was a trophy awarded race for seaplanes and flying boats. It was held once a year and was founded to support the technical progress of civil aviation while racing against other nations.

Briefing Year 2050

(new scenario)

The world has changed and it is tough to survive. Society consists out of a few clans that live in different places. Water and food are scarce and most of the landscape is desert. Also the Schneider Trophy has changed. It is now a race of survival.The different clans meet at different sea shore’s and race against each other. The winner gets water, food and oil for his clan. Every clan has to choose one racer to compete in the race.

1-2 propeller engine

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fixed floats

3 rounds


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small proportion sketches

Schneider Trophy

proportions

apocalyptic style 62


Ideation

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prominent framework

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Schneider Trophy

Final design I chose a look which shows the pure power of the engine. To fit the design in the apocalyptic scenario I showed a lot of the frame which gives him a more self-made look. With the long floats, the hard edges and raw materials the plane also gets a more aggressive look.

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High Mountain Clan The High Mountain Clan is one of the several clans who still lives on earth. Their camp is high in the desert mountains.

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flight mode

The pilot

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The pilot is one of the bravest in the clan. He races since he is little and would die for his clan.

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Sceneries Here you can see how I imagined the environment in this scenario and where the high mountain clan comes from.

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The goal was to create a packaging which is fun and has a special way to unbox!

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Construction

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The packaging is completely made out of cardboard which creates a more sustainable razor blade packaging. It is also easy to produce because you can put it together with just one splice.

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Logo I also redesigned the Logo of a big razor blade firm to make a more suitable Logo for the target group and the design of the packaging.

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How to open? This is the finished prototype of the packaging. To open it you just rip of the moustache, the packaging pops up automatically and you are good to go.

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Artworks / Sketches 2016 - 2017 Personal Work

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Art is a good way to communicate emotions!

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Art / Sketches

Interesting People This series of portraits tries to capture people´s personality and emotion. The selection focuses on inspiring personalities and people with interesting and strong expressions.

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Marker

Art / Sketches

Here are some marker sketches I did to get into the medium marker.

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Pencil At these free time sketches I had just fun playing around with completely random forms.

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Art / Sketches

Character Design This is also a passion of mine. I like to create characters which look like their descriptions so that you already know when you look at them what kind of personality they have.

emotions of my Character

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Thank you!

+43 67761659116 mariokapsalis@gmail.com www.behance.net/mariokapsac63a www.linkedin.com Instagram: @m_kapsalis

Mario Kapsalis Industrial Design Portfolio 2017  

Check out my latest projects. I am currently looking for a 4 to 6 month internship starting February or March 2018.

Mario Kapsalis Industrial Design Portfolio 2017  

Check out my latest projects. I am currently looking for a 4 to 6 month internship starting February or March 2018.

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