Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pantone Thumbdrive

This project taught me a few things about using underlays, specifically dont use underlays with fisheye perspectives. Often this makes it look like i have no conception of perspective.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A few technologies

Inductive Charging

The removal of cords is extremely valuable from a design stand point. inductive charging is a good technology for wireless devices that need to be charged.

Solid State HD

Like the article says solid state means less moving parts, it uses less power, its faster, and its crash proof. Im expecting that by 2013 solid state hard drives will be around 200gig.


Home computing to me, means your computer is part of your daily life. It should recognize you and your devices. Thus having the latest bluetooth will be essential.


oled technology is the future of screens. easier to manufacture, as well as having made advances over LCD and plasma displays with their ability to produce "greater range of color, gamut, brightness, contrast (both DR and static) and viewing angle." 1 000 000: 1 contrast-- black is black.

capacitive sensing

Eliminating pieces is important and thus capacitive touch technology makes it easier to remove traditional mechanical buttons. The main benefit is cleanability.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tom Dixon

After perusing Jacob's new book Process i found Tom Dixon, spotlighted for his work on the eps (expanded polystyrene) chair. Though i don't much care for the design of the chair itself, i do appreciate his process and visual skills. They have clarity and direction. His drawing skills are streamlined and simple, were not talking about Danial Simon's, Scott Robinson, or Sid Mead. In his drawings he utilizes simple shading accents and good line work. Though he doesn't utilize control lines his drawings and clear enough to get his point across.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


its obviously still a work in progress but give me some feed back yo!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Favorites are hard, but if i had to chose a movie, my choice would have to be The Royal Tenenbaums.

Wes Anderson always seems to present the complexities of being human from an often hilariously stark perspective. From a purely artistic point of view his compositions are very well done, and show a good sense of balance and color choice. Each shot has so much character and truly presents his version of the story.

Ive turned to his movies in the past to help me prepare for designing and arranging things in my portfolio, for the feelings of clarity and subtlety in each shot.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


For my brand clarity i chose the work of Stockholm Design Lab. Their design language is extremely legible and clear. In under a second a user or potential user is capable of knowing and understanding an extraordinary amount about the product. But aside from just a packaging point of view i think their graphic understanding is top notch, and applicable to the design of my portfolio and other presentations, where i want to express as much information to my audience as possible with out overwhelming them or distracting them. Reading a portfolio should be a easy, and require as little effort as possible. Your potential employer shouldn't have to pull strings to find out what your all about. It should be easy and have flow.

Design should always show thought. This is what distinguishes it from being purely art.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ok dave

Ok Dave!!! I found this website a few years ago and since then I’ve never forgot it.

Yes, I would agree (!) Dave Werner's portfolio is way over the top (for an ID student), but that doesn't mean I don't wish it were mine. For each project Dave combines narration, music, video, photography and written text to more holistically explain his concepts. Dave's multimedia approach is capable of telling the story behind Dave’s projects rather than a few pages with pictures and text which we see so often. By watching the 3 minute project clip a viewer can really easily see his creative process. The viewer also begins to know a little more about who Dave is. More than anything else the projects in Dave’s portfolio sell Dave the man.