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 lazer 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.
This independent summer project was created from scrap cedar boards from the hull of a sailboat. The special concave/convex sides of the boards fit together to allow for easy flexibility and strength. This unique technique creates curves that mimic those of the sailboat and creates a strong durable chair.
I worked on several projects during my internship at the Boy Scouts of America including an inspiration postcard book, product catalog, shirt designs, Zippo packaging, newsletter design, wallpapers, and backgrounds.