Blinkd is a concept for a social media app that centers around quasi-anonymous, self destructing group chats. Users create a network from their mobile contacts, broadcast media to a select audience, and thereby open a group discussion for a select period of time. A broadcast can be set as public, private, or anonymous, and airtime ranges from 5 minutes to 12 hours. When time runs out, the broadcast disappears from the host’s channel and all records of the discussion are erased. By removing the permanence traditionally associated with digital communication, Blinkd encourages a fluid and spontaneous form of interaction that is lacking on existing messaging platforms.
Project ModBot is a series of highly customizable and expressive action figures. Through standardized connection assemblies, users can choose from a suite of modular body parts to build their own unique robot characters. There are enough modules to allow a display of three ModBots at a time.
This project was designed and built completely with stock Lego parts. Each complete figure has approximately 40 points of articulation and can assume any number of naturalistic poses. With its ease of use and open-ended play pattern, the ModBots are meant to inspire and guide creative exploration.
Formed in 1968, KCPR is an independent student-run radio station at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. With its eclectic musical spectrum and active DJ involvement, the station has gained a local following and national recognition, including Men’s Health’s list of the 20 coolest radio stations in the country.
In developing a new identity for KCPR, I wanted to harken back to an earlier era of music culture while adapting a scalable and minimalistic visual mark. With such a diverse range of content and personalities under its umbrella, the logo serves as an unwavering stamp of consistency. Business collateral plays nicely with in-house laserjets and the logo is easy to apply to promotional materials and merchandise.
Transforming Cal Poly is a 13”x11” coffee table book produced in honor of the university’s newly constructed center for science and mathematics. I assisted in developing the visual style and did all of the production design for this 64-page piece (photography was commissioned from a local professional). Throughout six chapters, the book documents the history of the original department building and the construction of the new one. Challenges included strategizing layouts around low-res historical images and crafting a compelling narrative that satisfied multiple committees’ political requirements.
This is a packaging design concept that imagines FIJI Water in a Tetra Pak carton. My objective was to position FIJI against other luxury beverages, such as pomegranate juice and coconut water, by adopting a similarly eccentric form factor. The squareness of the carton maintains the equity of FIJI’s signature square bottles while updating it to a more sophisticated and eco-friendly material. I developed the concept, produced the designs, and built life size prototypes of the bottles and carrier.
This project combines found-footage and kinetic typography to present a satirical overview of Miami, Florida. I wrote the script, edited the video footage, and animated the type. The most challenging problem was figuring out how to build a controlled and entertaining narrative with piecemeal visuals and unembellished statistics, which I solved for by letting the music direct the tone and pacing.
Music: "Eclectic Prawn" by Dumbo Gets Mad
This Mickey Mouse model is designed and built completely with factory Lego parts. The model stands 20cm tall and contains 33 points of articulation, including ball jointed ears and individually moveable fingers. Along with achieving the likeness of an iconic character, one of the greatest challenges was ensuring that the final design was sturdy enough to maintain a toy-like playability.