Ford Motor Company 1995 – 1996
At Ford Europe I authored several training manuals to assist in the implementation of digital modeling into the design process at Ford. These courses include; Introduction to CDRS, Organizing CDRS, Advancing CDRS, Continuity & Analysis, Surface Modeling Interior Workshop, Alias Studio Paint and Presentation Rendering. Here are examples of what students were able to accomplish within 4 weeks of training.
Instrumentation Design Studio. This studio was one of the first at General Motors to use computer-aided design. Although very basic and was done on Macintosh IIfx’s it was a big step and very useful for the detail work involved in instrument design. Eventually this 2D work flow opened the door to the 3D work flow now used in all the studios at General Motors.
Until the early nineties the under the hood vehicle area was not considered a priority except for exotic cars like the Ferrari but as consumers became more sophisticated this area became an important part of the purchase process.
1989 – 1993 Detroit
During my rotation program at General Motors I worked in the Exhibit Design Studio and won an in studio contest to design the 1992 Tokyo auto show exhibit. It was my first large budget project and gave me the opportunity to work in Japan directly with the vendors to realize my vision.
At Dermcoach I created the Skin Smooth PRO Microdermabrasion system and am responsible for the design and manufacturing of the unit. Since this is a small startup company I also am responsible for all packaging print advertising and web development. The challenge in designing the Skin Smooth PRO Microdermabrasion was to create a product made in America better then the units imported from China at a price point that can compete in the market space. To accomplish this I used tool-less manufacturing to create the enclosure with available vacuum components configured in an efficient manner and designed for manufacturability.
With Poetic Color the fusion of art, industrial design and poetry I have created my own unique color theory system based on the emotional implication of words. Each word in the series creates a three color palette and together with the word create a “color poem”.
“Shopping at Target” The experience of shopping at Target, viewing everything processed thru sign making software so that each element the store, displays, parking lot and all become effectively a “sign” This series was purchased by FAME, target’s ad agency and is on display at there headquarters in Minneapolis.
“Shopping at IKEA” The experience of shopping at IKEA viewing everything processed thru sign making software so that each element the store, displays, parking lot and all become effectively a “sign” This series was purchased by and is on display at IKEA’s legal department In Norway.
These images are from the fine art series “Suburban Landscapes” and reveals the sophisticated combinations of pattern, color and shape that underlay our contemporary landscape. All of the works in this series were produced from low-resolution pictures that are painted over then manipulated with commercial signage software and then printed in limited editions on canvas.
Senior research project at The Art Center College of Design. In 1989 the portable computing power was not available to control the gyroscopic balancing properties required to allow a paraplegic patient to walk upright but the possibility of my vision becoming a reality was not impossible and is getting closer every year.