The brief from Urban Stems called for a flexible packaging solution that could address the needs of both customers and messengers, while elevating the premium status of the brand.
Uncovering design opportunities required indepth understanding of the brand experience at every touch point, from distribution center, to delivery, to arrival.
Exploration through rapid prototyping allowed concepts to be tested and modified.
The final concept is both premium and playful. Packaging was rolled out in D.C. and NYC on Valentine's Day. After a successful launch, Urban Stems received $1.6 million in series A venture funding.
The project focused on rethinking the pregnancy test, both from an experiential and functional point of view.
Physical prototypes were created and tested in order to understand ergonomics and visual cues.
The final concept is a pregnancy test system that is designed to be reused throughout the process of trying to conceive.
The goal was to develop a concept for a tableware set to be sold at a high-end international department store.
Options for both a solid color and graphic decal version (not shown) would be offered. Early form development was focused on emphasizing the geometric character of the pattern.
The final concept is an “everyday” set that layers complimentary forms to achieve a clean, modern look. The set consists of a dinner and salad plate, a soup and cereal bowl, and a tall mug and saucer.
The aim of this Masters thesis was to address fall prevention and injury mitigation among seniors.
Exploration began with interviews with older adults and senior care advocates.
Based on extensive insight-gathering and market research, two technology-driven concepts for floor covering systems were developed.
The first concept uses pressure sensors to create light pathways, lessening the risk of falls at night. The second uses sophisticated motion detection and inflation technology to minimize the impact of a fall.
The aim was to develop concepts for a Karim Rashid light series designed for Fabbian, a contemporary lighting company.
Initial thumbnail sketches explored form and gesture. Through renderings, color, material and finishes were investigated.
The final concept, inspired by petal formations, is designed to be both playful and sophisticated, fusing the brand aesthetic of both companies. The overlapping forms on the face of the light act as a defuser for the LEDs. Together, the family consists of a table light, ceiling light and wall sconce.
The aim was to combine both old and new fabrication techniques to create a set of ceramic vessels.
The organic forms were developed using CAD. Physical models were 3D printed and milled on a CNC machine. Custom plaster molds were then created for slipcasting.
The final design is comprised of a contoured drinking cup and container that can be used either as a pitcher or vase.
The project was centered on creating a multifunctional product that could be accommodated within a small living environment. Design directions were evaluated on their ability to address need for light, privacy, and space separation.
The final design is an LED light, housed within an oak frame, and angled to light up tight corners. The diffuser is made from durable Tyvek and unfolds to become a room divider.