Aquatic transportation concept
These concepts were a part of a blue sky concept design push centered around aquatic transportation. Both were designed to look beautiful and sculptural yet also fast, aggressive, futuristic and stealthy. The concepts were modeled to scale in VR in order to best evaluate sightlines, passenger packaging, and scale. Renderings done in Keyshot.
Design in VR
This furniture collection was designed with organic shapes, rich textures, and functionality in mind. Through the use of VR modeling I am able to use less structured modeling to explore more free form shapes and features.
This project started with the chaise lounge, and quickly expanded into the full dining set and living room array. I wanted to continue the design style of the chaise lounge across the other pieces while keeping them unique.
Ingrained- Tabletop vase and shaker caddy
The idea for this product came from seeing a beautifully staged kitchen table before a meal, versus a messy table after a fully enjoyed meal. The flower vase is usually the first thing to go in lieu of more practical items so I wanted to create a piece that brought the practicality and beauty together.
The top serves as a flower base that nests onto the caddy base that holds 2 shakers, and a sugar caddy.
Farm to Table Kitchen
When designing kids toys it was imperative to look at new trends on the adult market that might transfer over into a kids play pattern. With the farm to table kitchen I incorporated the growing trend of home grown food in order to get kids thinking about where their food comes from. It also incorporates high end on trend material finishes and features.
The Farm to Table Kitchen has received much praise, including a Parent's Choice Award- silver level and a nomination for Toy of The Year- Playsets.
Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift List 2017
This project served as an homage to Kidkraft's 50th anniversary. With that in mind it was designed to resemble an heirloom quality traditional dollhouse with all of the realism and details. It was showcased with Madame Alexander dolls for the 2017 Neiman Marcus Holiday Fantasy Gift List and was featured on the Today show as well as other media outlets.
On Trend Kids Furniture
While working in the kids industry, it became evident that most of the furniture offerings for kids were very basic, traditional and did not stand out in the marketplace. With that in mind, I wanted to create a furniture collection that fit into on trend homes, and would look good in any room, not just the playroom.
So Stylish Dollhouse
The design challenge was to refresh an outdated structure with added play value and easier assembly. It turned out being one of my favorite projects with its trendy mid century modern aesthetic, dynamic room play, and fold open, quick assembly. With every furniture piece I was channeling Mad Men Chic.
Licensed Disney Dollhouses
I collaborated with Disney on a variety of fashion doll scale dollhouses. Over the years I collaborated with the Disney team, streamed endless movies for reference and pulled apart the inherent differences of each princesses castle. As a result I am now quite good at Disney Princess Trivia, and there's a dollhouse for every princess fan.
A sample of product renders done in Keyshot and Blender.
American Girls first Dollhouse
Creating a house for a brand as iconic as American Girl was a fun and very large challenge (literally.) With dolls 18" high, and a more realistic play pattern I wanted to focus on making it a dream house that would fit for any dolls story. I also concepted and created the closet attachment for all the accessories and clothes- the grand staircase with storage drawers might be my favorite bit!