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Michael Casimir Designer Portfolio


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Product Renderings

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Product Renderings

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Physical Modeling

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Functional Design

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Graphic Design

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Visual Display

Design Folio Michael Casimir Michael@Casimirs.com


Hello

I’m Michael, I’m a Product Designer who recently graduated from RMIT University. I intend to go on with my studies and begin Industrial Design shortly.


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Product Renderings


Designing for on the go

Each year the Italian lifestyle brand Alessi hosts a design contest with a given theme, during 2019’s contest the theme was “on the go”. Each participant was asked to submit a seires of ideations, using Solidworks and Keyshot a produced a seires of product renderings.

Style

One of the cornerstone of Alessi’s designs is a unique style that’s distinctly recognizable as Alessi, combining both functionality and style. Working with this consideration the final design places an emphasis on functionality while keeping an elegant style, constructed out of brushed aluminum the material helps extenuate the curvature of the design.

Function

Mechanically, the lid of the sharpener rotates around the main chamber encasing the two sharpeners. Because of this pivoting motion it creates a physical limit on the range of motion similar to how a laptops lid functions. As the lid extends from the base it will eventually come in contact with another part preventing further rotation.


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Product Renderings


Trophy Design

Working with City of Melbourne I was tasked with designing a trophy for the Melburnian of the year award. The final design was inspired by a rose, the “petals� of the trophy create of shape resembling a rose head, in the center of the design is the Melbourne logo. Over the three weeks we had to work with City of Melbourne we had to rapidly produce a series of developments that could be presented, the final designs were made in a combination of Solidworks, Fusion 360 and rendered in Keyshot.


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Physical Modeling


Fantasy Robot

Kitbash Project Given full creative freedom to design and manufacture a fantasy or sci-fi based model I designed a stylized robot that was intentionally designed to be completely impractical. Manufacturing Modeled in Solidworks the robot was printed with on a set of Ultimaker printers, a series of dowels were added to provide strength since the model was so top heavy. The intention with the base is to provide scale for the model, towering over a smaller train track the robot is the largest object in the desolate landscape. Painting Wanting to capture the aesthetic of older military equipment I colour matched the robots base coat using a mix of olives and greens. Details such as scratches and wear were applied by an air brush with an emphasis on points of movements such as the arms and legs.


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Functional Design


RMIT Store Products Working with RMIT’s product store I was tasked with creating a new item for their stores line. After creating a series of different product ideas I finally settled on a shoulder bag suitable for daily use. Targeted towards students the bag needed to be rugged, affordable and mobile. The final sample product was constructed out of vinyl with a mesh interior, the removable strap attached to the bag also featured an adjustable strap allowing users to adjust the length of the bag.


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Graphic Design


Each year RMIT Product Design hosts a design exhibit that is organized and hosted by students to promote their work, in attendance are workplace contacts and possible employees. Working in groups we were each responsible for different aspects of the exhibit. Designing graphics for the exhibit I produced a series of posters and backdrops.

Posters One of the challenges we faced was creating interest outside of the design faculty. Displayed around the campus posters were stylized to reflect the area in which they could be found, using similar colours or themes to that location. Backdrops Backdrops were an accompanying piece to support students work during the presentations providing an explanation to their work. Since each student would use the same backdrop the final design makes use of a modular concept allowing users to simply drag and dropping tiles to configure their presentation.


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Visual Display


Melbourne City DNA Working with Melbourne City Council we produced an interactive 3D printed display of Melbourne City. With an overhead projector displaying information over the model, the display was able to portray information such as public transport, trees and parks, colonial development and more. Produced from aerial scans the files were converted to STL and 3D printed before and during the presentation to display the technology to the audience.


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Product Assemblies


Thank You

Design Folio Michael Casimir Michael@Casimirs.com

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