Product Design - Software
I have been a part of Plethora since 2013 and during that time responsible for Product Design across the customer facing website, CAD Add-In, and internal factory control apps.
Game Design has always been a passion of mine. SmackBOTS was an early iPhone(EDGE) game that peaked in the Top 10 of the Kids Catagory and recieved more than 700,000 Downloads.
Some other mobile UI's that never went live.
Apple Touchbar game concept, Nintendo's "Excitebike"
This startup approached me about conducting UX Research and Visual Design for their browser add-in. The concept was a shared online shopping experience involving a user's Facebook friends.
Some other web design experiments, some went live, some did not..
One of my frequent tasks at Plethora is designing illustrations to help explain manufacturing capabilities to customers or internal machine tool guides.
Early on in my career I had the honor of working with The Andy Warhol Musuem. Designing their event banners and art placards. Seeing my work hanging up in the gallery next to Warhol's and other great artists gave me pride.
When I was attending Design School, Designers were asking the question: What can we do with design that moves people? A couple years later I was asked to design this invitation to a gala supporting the "Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape". Since they focus on Children, I created illustrations inspired by mid-century childrens books. Members at the organizationwere brought to tears when they recieved the final pieces.
Some other illustrations I've been asked to create.
Product Design - Furniture
Glimmer of Complexity. The seating area is a found object and the framing I MiG welded.
A commision to build a giant shelf out of wood and steel to house all manner of things.
Repurposed bed frame and cabinet glass to make a Japanese inspired low sitting coffee table.
Found objects in the forest, assembled on the spot into a bench. Supported the weight of two people.
When I had no yard to sit on, I made one. A bench that grows grass, even in the shade.
Another collaberation with Jonathan Shapiro. We collected fallen branches and weaved them together to make this chandelier.
A crate repurposed into a closing bookshelf.
A never realized table and stool concept using found wood.
When tasked to design a trade show booth for Plethora. I came up with a modular bracket system that we machined in-hosue. This allowed us to expand and contract the booth to various sizes and pack it away in a small crate. Visitors to the booth found it unique.
A combination of film & digital photographs. Focused on nature, landscape, and street.
Pittsburgh based Artist Jonathan Shapiro hired me to help him complete a large installation for PNC Bank. During the year of working on it I shot and edited this short film using a Canon Point and Shoot and iMovie.
When the G20 came to Pittsburgh, I went out and followed the crowds of protesters in a Gonzo Journalistic style and experienced what it was like. It was latered screened with other short films at a local theater.
For a year I photographed all my waste. I never persued having it displayed anywhere but online. Shot on iPhone.
No way out!
A custom medium format camera I have been slowly designing and working on over the last year. I also started designing a digital back for it that I could build out of off-the-shelf open-source electronics.
A series of peices that depict celestrial objects on salavaged wood using chalk pastels. "Memiors of the Universe"
A performance peice involving me and 49 other artists. After everyone painted murals ontop of each other, I finished it off by painting the whole thing white again.
A series of mixed media pieces that depict what life feels like when dealing with depression.
A sculpture I created from found objects that depicts how I viewed California handle the draught.
I have been described as pragmatic and thoughtful. I'm an Artist, Designer, and Educator. As such: I get energy from exploring new interests and sharing those experiences with others. As a Designer I am process oriented and metrics driven, and as an Artist I only wish to share my personal experience and point of view. Alltogether, I have been known to motivate and create. *Overlook my tool tips and you miss out.
Past Portfolio's2008 2010 2012 2017