Prior to The Art Institute of Portland I attended the University of Oregon and received a BA in Product Design with a focus in sustainability.
Worked within a team with Liesel Sylwester and together we created a flat-pack children's ride along cart in the shape of, you guessed it, a dinosaur! We researched classic wooden pull toys and implemented the same systems into Dino's legs. His arms can also pivot for intimidating any opponent, and every single piece is pressure-fit together - absolutely no hardware necessary. All of the components can be made with less than one sheet of plywood, and the wheels are rubber tubing cut to the appropriate size using a box knife and then glued into place.
During my sophomore year at University of Oregon, we were assigned with creating a sustainable solution to bike safety in the overcrowded town of Seoul, Korea with consideration for preserving their fashions. My partner, Mix Sidthilaw, and I used kitchen magnets, and LED lights as a unobtrusive solution. The Bug Lights remain off until the partnering magnet is attached, which pushes both of the LED wires against the battery and completes the circuit to the bulb. The only modification done to any of the elements was using a dremmel to create small channels for the wires to reach the battery.
Sophomore year in the University of Oregon Product Design program had a focus on sustainability.We were assigned to create an emergency survival unit for persons interested in extreme outdoor pursuits. Collaboration with Mix Sidthilaw and Erich Quist lead to the creation of a one-person tent completely created from heat blankets. The bright color and reflectivity not only keeps the user warm, but also attracts attention by standing out in natural surroundings if rescue was needed.
BOTTLE ROCKET KIT
In 2011 I interned with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) where I was assigned to design, create and market a bottle rocket kit meant for elementary school teachers to use within their curriculum. The process began by testing several prototypes made from scrap material, and ended in a sleek, red, polyethylene based deign.