Experiments in Product Design

Majored in Industrial Design, minored in Sanding.

There's no cure for foam lung. :(

Mite Lite
Mite Lite

Variable-voltage night lights with sensors, so they turn on by themselves and get brighter as the environment gets darker. The idea is to leave them in dark corners and under the bed in kids' rooms so they don't, you know, freak out at night.

Mite Lite
Mite Lite

Wrote and designed the product booklet.

Mite Lite
Mite Lite

CNC router + Bondo + vacuum-formed polystyrene + acrylic sheet and... tulle. The tutu fabric.

Mite Lite
Mite Lite

The electronic bug innards. Courtesy of engineer David Chin.

EnBlum
EnBlum

Using the CNC router to make an interlocking 3D puzzle. Don't they look like Eskimo Pies in the last picture? Wait, do they still make Eskimo Pies?

EnBlum
EnBlum

I want to say that this pre-dated the "twee design" fad, but I can't.

Side Table
Side Table

Unlike most of my projects, I didn't come up with a dorky name for this one. Charles Odell and I made it out of scrap from the wood shop and standard plumbing supplies. You spin the table top to adjust the height up and down. Ralphie likes it!

Side Table
Side Table

Adjustable height + space-saving funky base = pretty awesome functionality. More functionality than I'd originally thought — I ended up using it a lot for working on the floor.

FITS Conference Table
FITS Conference Table

Like many group projects, this was a disastrous, but educational, lesson in "What Not to Do" and "Oh, This is What That Phrase 'Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen' Means." Wrote and designed the product booklet.

FITS Conference Table
FITS Conference Table

FITS stands for "Furniture Institute for Technology and Sustainability." I did not come up with that one. I think this table is still in use in the SFSU Design Department somewhere.

Io
Io

Modular packaging for 3-packs of light bulbs. When you open the top tabs, the light bulb is automatically lifted out of the packaging, so you don't get paper cuts trying to squeeze your giant sausage fingers into the little paper box.