The Esker stool is a sculpted piece of nature that is a unique record of the region in which it was created. This cedar stool was a collaboration between Nicholas Baker and Madison Heim. Esker was created in Lacoste, a medieval village on the side of a hill in southern France. The lower section of the stool is a tree stump found and uncovered in the forest. The stump was de-barked, sanded and leveled. The interior was hollowed out creating a small nook to store objects. The felt lid was quilted and free motion embroidered. The lines and hills embroidered into the felt lid portray the topography of Lacoste as well as emulate the natural grain of the log.
The goal of this project was to create a character and a family of products around a selected animal. Earl the Flying Squirrel is a children’s toy inspired by the flying squirrel. We designed a flagship action figure and a coloring book to tell to tell the story of our woodland friend. The slingshot crossbow slings small foam rocks and is every kid’s dream toy. The log lunchbox is the responsible parent purchase. Earl the Flying Squirrel was created by Nicholas Baker and Marc Sylvester.
The goal of this project was to explore a personal light device and create an innovative product taking inspiration from a notable designer. I researched the subtle subconscious cues from Naoto Fukasawa’s design philosophy, along with his playful attitude to create my design. The Prism is a simple night-light inspired by the classic see-saw. The light is turned on by a single tilt of the product.
The goal of this group project was to create a mechinized suit for a possible use in the future. Through ideation, concept refinement, and prototyping, we created a submarine inspired mech suit. Our group’s unique deep sea research suit recieved first place out of six total mech suits.
It is the year 2053. Humanity, as we know it, will soon cease to exist due to a new deadly super-virus. Our only hope is to find the cure which has been traced to the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. This is Poseidon, a personal deep sea research suit, designed to capture rare aquatic species with a suction gun. Up to four species can be captured in containers for further research. The pressurized suit and foot propellers help Poseidon dive to depths beyond normal research submarines. With a moveable hand and claw feet, Poseidon has a good amount of dexterity to help save humanity from extinction.
The goal of this school project was to create a snap-together lamp out of a 2’x4’ sheet of plywood. Utilizing Rhino CAD and a laser cutter, I created a model and spliced it into pieces to form a template. After laser cutting the pieces I added an acrylic sheet to diffuse the light. The result was a 3 foot tall, modern floor lamp with an exposed wood structure to catch the viewer’s eye.
The aim of this personal project was to find a solution for the never ending search for a sharpened pencil. I designed a pencil box with a built in sharpener and an inset bottom for a standard size notepad. I crafted it utilizing a dado blade to create a box joint out of white oak and redwood. Using the router, I created the inset for the notepad and inlayed a tinted acrylic bottom.
The project was to create a giveaway that the SCAD Industrial Design Department could distribute to incoming and prospective students. Utilizing the laser cutter, I created a wood sheet containing parts that could be broken off and assembled. The sunglasses work similar to the popular “shutter shades.” The earbud bike is a handy way to store earbuds on the go. Both items represent the city of Savannah and the essence of industrial design.