iPod Docking Station

February 28, 2011

My latest design project was to create two prototype iPod docking stations that are identical using the method of thermoforming. It basically involves heating up a sheet of plastic (styrene) and stretching it around a mold that we created. After we molded our parts, they were primed and finished with automotive paint. I worked with a partner on this project, Tori McNish, so credit goes to her as well. No, it does not work, but it would be relatively simple to make them work. It’s about 7-8 inches deep and 12 inches wide.

Mini Motors!

February 9, 2011

Here is my latest design project. We had to take a small object (such as a Hot Wheels car) and design a package and all the art for it. This is what I came up with. I had to create everything you see, from the logos to the barcode. The physical package was made by printing the design onto a glossy card and folding and glueing it to shape. The window was created with a small sheet of clear plastic and the plastic covering from an actual Hot Wheels package. 99% completed in Illustrator with a bit of Photoshop.

Credit goes to my buddy, Blake, for coming up with the name “Mini Motors”.