Nike Ibutho - The Nike Ibutho is designed to be the 2012 Olympic Boxing Shoe for South Africa. My team and I researched the soul, aesthetics, and performance needs of South African boxers. The name Ibutho, or 'warrior' in Zulu, was given so that the fighter could feel fearlessness in restoring pride to his country like a modern day Shaka Zulu. This shoe was selected to be exhibited at the Nike World Headquarters, 2008 North American International Auto Show, and was awarded a Nike Sponsored Studio Scholarship.
Element Shampoo & Conditioner - Designed to appeal to American girls ages 12 to 17, I conducted field research to determine the interests and needs my consumer. Products that had a “pop” sound were found to be “pop”-ular with this group. My inspiration came from foil-backed gum packages. The single-use mind set of teenagers led me to create the Element beauty product line. The single orange ball was added to spark interest for the user who would save this ball for a lucky or special day.
Slice Wakeboard - The Slice features a variable shaped rail leading to a sharper v-shaped tip and tail providing super aggressive edging. The board is made of pvc covered in a layer of carbon fiber. It is then filled with an air core producing an extremely lightweight ride and maximum pop off the wake. The bindings are made of neoprene foam and pebax and are connected by laser etched aluminum plates. The fins are made of lightweight aluminum and are easily removed for any change in plans the day may offer.
Basin-less Glass Sink - The world is filled with white, beige, black, and cold metal sinks. The basin-less glass sink brings color back, allowing the consumer to switch the splash plate when the time is right. Replacing the splash plate is much easier and much less expensive than replacing and resetting the entire sink. This sink is made out of solid cast glass. The splash plates come in a variety of colors that are interchangeable making this sink a very interesting alternative to the norm.
Oakley Attack Vac - Objective/ Brand a product that Oakley would not typically design. I became aware that a household vacuum could greatly benefit from Oakley's aggresive aesthetic and industrial performance. Features/ The Oakley Attack Vac features two tank tread belts that take on any terrain in its way. The vac’s handles are designed to be grabbed with two hands, not just one. This is no sissy vac! One should consider the Attack Vac as not an ordinary vacuum, but more as a weapon against mass disruption.
Motorola GR Collection - The FBI is some of the finest trained men and women in the world. Without proper gear, their missions can be hindered or even cost life. An FBI agent commented that the previous state-to-state communication device used has many flaws. The Global Response, or 'GR', Collection is a team of products that are branded with Motorola's aesthetics and fail-safe performance, promising an easier and safer way for the FBI to protect our freedom.
Verko Vendor Pack - The Verko Vendor Pack allows stadium vendors to increase profit and efficiency while insuring the health of the vendor and the customers. This pack features: a yoke that evenly distributes weight carried, a tub which is detachable from the yoke, a touch pad that allows users to make encrypted credit card transactions wirelessly, a grid pack filled with gel to maintain hot and cold temperatures, and LED fabric so that advertisers can display continuous ads through the thin fabric.
Eco Bottle Lamp - Inspiration for the Eco Bottle Lamp came from observing current track-lighting in bars and restaurants, and wondering why most bartenders just toss empty bottles in the trash instead of recycling them. This was alarming to me, so I asked for the empty bottles which were on their way to the dump. Pairing the bottles created an eclectic blend of colors and shapes. The Eco Bottle Lamp features empty bottles, a recycled steel pipe, composite wood for support, and eco-friendly light bulbs.