Thinkshift, an interactive table that uses your critical, logical, and creative thinking skills to keep your mind active. With 300 pieces to work with, Thinkshift allows you to design over 200 patterns within the mathematical grid system created.
As a designer, I wanted use my background in design and woodworking to challenge myself with this invention. I wanted to create a table that is not just for the usual purpose, but to work your left and right side of your brain as well. The right brain being your creative side, creating new top patterns, and the left brain being your logical side, fitting each shape to make it work within the grid system. The process of building this table included a lot of math, mistakes, and measurements. In the end, I finally figured out a mathematical grid that worked to produce the final product. Filming the process was another element that I wanted to add to go along with the project, which was a difficult challenge as well. Having over 90 hours of footage to edit down, I wanted to keep the audience intrigued with a 2-3 minute video. By using the perspective idea, I wanted to take the viewer through my process of creating and designing the Thinkshift table.
If you would like to be added to the Thinkshift waiting list, please feel free to contact me via email. A team member or myself will get back to you as soon as possible.
Patent application process filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). | 2016 (Patent Pending)
Manco Beer Packaging
branding • packaging • print
A “bullet series” beer packaging system, inspired by the movie For A Few Dollars More (1965) starring Clint Eastwood. In this movie Eastwood was named Manco, which inspired the brewing company name. In this movie there were many guns, bullets, and ammo which inspired the flavors of beers, and the caliber of the bullet also represents the alcohol percentage.
As a designer, creating a strong concept about an idea is one of my favorite things about design. To me it is what ties the design together and makes it work. Creating the Manco Company and the beer that it stood for was a fun project to take on. With only three days to create a company name and design bottles to represent it, I referred back to watching old westerns with my dad as I grew up. Alongside having knowledge about guns and ammunition from family members in the military, this all really inspired the idea. If you look closely, the details and language used mimics guns and bullets. For example, the foil detailing brings a shine to the matte black bottles, creating an interesting metal look. The alcohol percentage is measured by caliber instead of volume, the logo itself is a revolver chamber, and the names of each flavor differ between the brands of bullets.
Patent application filing process with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). | 2017
Red Nova Labs | storEDGE Technology
videography • motion graphics • storyboarding graphic design • email marketing • web design photography • social media
In Kansas City the company is known as Red Nova Labs, but in the storage industry everyone calls them storEDGE. storEDGE products include facility management software, responsive marketing websites, online rental tools, cloud access control tools, business intelligence tools, and integrated services for self storage owners and operators in all 50 states and 3 countries around the world.
Alongside storEDGE, I also curate videos and social media strategies for our recruiting side of the company known as Red Nova Labs. Instagram Facebook Twitter
1 of 9 | storEDGE/RNL Videos for Recruiting and Informational Purposes
2017 Year in Review Video Campaign
2017 Year in Review Email
1 of 7 Software Feature Video | Two-Way Texting
Help Site Redesign | Hackathon 2016
storEDGE Paradise Promo Animation
Chalk Wall Mural
storEDGE Tradeshow Social Media
2 of 7 Software Feature Video | Customer Support
storEDGE Blog Images
Cloud Access Control with Adam England
Cloud Access Control Animation
storEDGE Video Reel Color
2 of 9 | storEDGE/RNL Videos for Recruiting and Informational Purposes
Red Nova Labs Social Media
The Grind In-House Coffee Bar at Red Nova Labs
print • illustration • typography
Melting Away, a documented ten-year journey through the harsh truths of glaciers melting rapidly in the Earth's polar regions. The type and illustration is designed to depict this documentary and the Earth's changing landscapes effected by global warming.
Personally when I choose a book to read, I don't go by the reviews but the design on the cover. This documentary book, being about the harsh truths of global warming, needed an edgy feel to get viewers to want pick it up and read it. As a designer, I wanted to create a book cover that had depth, literally. I started with a low poly illustration that I later printed out and created a 3D effect to portray the glacier itself. I also wanted the title to look interesting and cohesive with the illustration that I created. Designing the book its own edgy typeface, I placed it on vinyl to give it even more depth to push the concept of how global warming is effecting our planet.
Jarosz Knives LLC
[UNDER CONSTRUCTION] branding • graphic design • logo animations • videography social media • web development • email marketing
Root Water is a brand that goes by its name. When purchasing this product, the buyer is not only getting a crafted recycled water bottle, but one that has a seed within the bottom of it. When the buyer is finished with the product, the bottle is to be planted 8 inches into the ground to decompose to allow the seed to grow a new tree to continue the cycle.
Designing a bottle that was made from recycled materials, I wanted to lesson the use of plastic entirely and to continue the cycle of trees. By having a seed built within the bottom of each individual water bottle, this allows one to help create an eco-friendly environment.
Family Vacation Videos
videography • storyboarding
Some people say family videos are not a thing anymore; I think differently. Capturing moments of your family is something you can look back on. Sometimes memories do fade, but when you have videos to help remind you of the moments you’ve shared, they are things you can cherish forever.
As an aspiring videographer, creating something that captures my families adventures is something I enjoy doing for fun. From dragging a GoPro around to editing all the footage, it makes it all worth it in the end. This is an annual video I put together as a gift for my family that we watch together on Christmas Day.
Cellar and Loft Redesign
branding • ux/ui • illustration
Cellar and Loft is a restaurant that serves handmade pizza and a variety of alcoholic beverages. Other than being a restaurant, one can also become a member of their social club. This grants access to the wine cellar below that offers free wine tastings every week and access to other social events. As well as receiving two bottles of wine to your doorstep every month.
The Cellar and Loft app creates an easier way to access one's membership. Rather than monthly emails of what events are going on, this app will send notifications that one can view and mark on the mobile membership calendar. Another feature is the "wine list", which keeps a member updated on which brands of wine have been delivered to their doorstep and the wines that are served at the tastings.
The apple watch would be another feature to get notifications when a delivery has been made to your doorstep and about upcoming events.
Previous to designing the app, I took it upon in my myself to join the Cellar and Loft wine membership to get a feel of the experience. While I enjoyed being a member, I felt it could be pushed more to becoming an app where the user gets to make it more personalized towards their needs/wants.
ux/ui • branding • 2D/3D animation virtual design • research
Stratagym is a competitive running app combined with a lightweight Virtual Reality eyewear aimed to improve the outdoor running experience. Inspired by video games, Stratagym allows one to choose courses to compete in with up to 30 other runners anywhere in the US. The VR eyewear is designed for competitors to view the course directions, running placements, and also fun obstacles you can unlock during the race to create a more challenging running environment.
Having taken a virtual reality class, this helped me come up with the idea of creating a virtual running app. I thought it would a fun experience to get people more active. Doing research on video games, fitness, and learning more about VR, all three had something in common. People like to be entertained. Whether it be graphics, the surrounding environment, or the music choice, all play apart in our personal experiences and keeping us engaged in something. Animating the experience was also a roll I played in this project. It enhanced the idea of crossing virtual reality and UX/UI, creating an experience I believe everyone would enjoy.
Swiss Miss Redesign
packaging • branding • print
Inspired by the 1986 Swiss Miss logo and vintage ski posters, the hot cocoa packaging has been redesigned to a more illustrative, inviting, and vintage feel to a product that has been around for more than 50 years. Redesigning the box filled with small packages to a tin container also eliminates excess packaging and creates an easy way to access the product.
To Death with a Smile, an annual exhibition and poster competition in Mexico City, Mexico celebrating their traditional day of the dead.
Death is like an escape from reality. Everything in life right now won't matter when you fall into death. Your belongings, family, friends, etc. are all beautiful things that are apart of life but once death comes and takes you, you will be a soul that is free. Free to experience everything that is outside of life itself, falling to your death can be the best feeling one endures.
Taking the title To Death with a Smile and creating a concept/design to portray the yearly celebration in Mexico was a fun challenge. I wanted to create something that was fresh, yet intriguing to look at. Cutting out pictures from magazines and scanning them into the computer to be clipped out became pretty overwhelming when the final poster file started to reach over 500 layers. Starting with the poster, it helped me transfer the concept in creating a consistent design system overall. One of my favorites of the To Death with a Smile design system is the invite. Deciding to design the invite experience around a box created many opportunities to explore. I wanted the person receiving the invite to get a small detail of the overall annual exhibition without giving them everything. When the box, smelling of a fresh scent inside, is opened one will see a skull surrounded by real flowers at the bottom of the box while the information of the event is portrayed on the other side in black and white.