Summing Up 2019

This class gave me the opportunity to explore my own creative process and further develop my skills. Throughout the semester I was able to work on two projects: A set of voronoi planters and a geometric art piece. The voronoi planters was the creation of an up-cycling project in which we were not allowed to…
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Critical Design Review

Inspiration: My inspiration for my final project has shifted away from my blog post on modular design. I just couldn’t come up with a design that I could incorporate that inspiration into. After a lot more brain storming and looking at different artist on the internet I was able to find some inspiration for my…
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Main Project Inspiration

I’m still not sure exactly what I will be making for the final project in this class. However, I’ve been fascinated with modular design over the past couple of months. Modular design breaks down a design into it’s many parts and emphasizes the users specific needs. It’s modeled around making scalable and reusable modules. I…
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Skill Sets and Personal Aspirations

I am a sophomore in the TAM program and also minoring in Computer Science. I have quite a broad skill set that encompasses all aspects of design. Skill sets: Laser cutting3D Printing3D modeling in RhinoBasic wood shop needsCoding(C++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript)Some arduino experienceGraphic design in programs like Illustrator/PhotoshopPhotography Aspirations: I want to get more hands…
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Upcycle Inspiration

When I first began brainstorming ideas for this project, I drew a lot of inspiration from saved posts on my Instagram account. I follow several product design accounts and I am frequently saving posts which I find visually appealing. I stumbled across the works of Associated Architects Beyond Borders work with a very fluid and…
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Upcycle Progress: Layers

I was very intrigued when I heard the first project we would be working on was going to involve upcycling. Upcycling is the process of creating something out of waste materials or products for a better purpose. I thought this challenge would be fun since it puts constraints on what materials we are allowed to…
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Organic Design

Organic design is centered around using nature as your biggest inspiration. It has been around since humans first began making tools, as early humans were working with the forms that nature provided them. Organic design saw a resurgence in the 1930’s through the works of Frank Lloyd Wright(2). He wanted his work to “create harmony…
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