Hello and welcome to a showcase of my undergraduate design work whilst at Brunel University, London. Since graduating I have been, and still very much am, an active Design Engineer at Procter & Gamble.
Aurora Control Console
Improving film production with reliable, rugged rental equipment
Aurora Control Console: Process
Much capital equipment in the film and television industry is functional at best, suffering from a lack of investment in behavioural research before design and production. When camera professionals want Motion Control, they want it working as soon as possible when on location or on set. Maintenance or set-up issues cost valuable time and money. Motion Control facilitates visual effects, empowering a production team to realise their creative visions. Ethnographic research on a bustling film set and interviews with BBC cameramen shooting in the Arctic provided an empathy for the people who would eventually use the equipment. This resulted in key insights for innovation and, more importantly, a better experience. Collaborating with Kontrol Freax Ltd, the rugged Aurora Console allows for precision movement of camera pan, tilt and roll through balanced hand wheels. More complex operations are controlled through an intuitive touch screen interface.
Future concept for M&S
Physical Finance: Process
Groceries, gas, water, electricity, broadband, transport, rent or mortgage. We all have personally important living costs. We need these services, and we have to pay for them. It is hard work managing them and they can build up to worrying figures if ignored for too long. The current ways we manage our finances are through mail, phone calls, emails and websites. If these are put to one side, negative coping strategies can create stress and extra mental effort. Physical Finance improves money management skills by providing a physical interface that encourages positive actions. Each cylinder can be assigned to a financially important aspect of your life, indicating relative size, timing and importance. Physical Finance is private when it needs to be, yet informative and positive when the right person is nearby.
the colour of innovation
Art Direction / Project Management of a Book
the colour of innovation: process
I have directed a talented group of 8 designers through every aspect of the design and print of a 384 page hardback, £30,000 book project. This opportunity came from Brunel University, to create so much more than a design graduate directory - and to be published worldwide with 7500 copies now in circulation. Everything from typography and layout to brand understanding and budgeting was taken into account, creating a product which delighted everyone from the public to the director of Brunel Design to my fellow creative peers.
3D character design
Character design, and the real life 3D realisation of those designs, is a passion of mine. My doodles often involve characters, people, things, animals. This is often not the focus of my professional work, but when I can I like to push these ideas further. Robobo is the result of such an endeavor. After sketch-development, a CAD model was knocked up and a fully-mobile model was produced using Stereolithography, a popular Rapid Prototyping technology I have extensive experience with. With moving parts and the ability to hold specific positions, the robot is ready for photographic stop motion animation.