Thursday, September 28, 2006

Let's Dance

Another one for Karen. I couldn't resist.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Depeche Mode's "Precious" [Early Version]

Precious [Early Version of video]

I love this song. It is, in fact, my cell phone ringtone. The video is very cool, but I prefer this one. It's fascinating from a creative viewpoint to see the process and the storyboarding. It makes me want to direct a video!


One of my ongoing goals is to improve my drawing abilities. I've spent the evening on two tutorial websites. Drawspace has an impressive library of printable drawing lessons from beginning to advanced levels.

Even more helpful for my current project has been Manga University. It feels a little silly drawing anime all day, but it's been a lot of fun.

Here are the preliminary results of my presentation.


More to come.

Friday, September 22, 2006


I'm in the honors program and in order to graduate next spring I need to complete an Honors Thesis. It's meant to be a scaled down version of a master thesis and will be combined with the senior project I will do next spring. By the end of October I need to complete a thesis proposal and choose a thesis advisor and commitee. I have a good idea of the direction I'm going and the people I want to ask. The project will be commercial, sustainable and significant. I also want to look into publishing the research paper that I will write to accompany the design. It's a little overwhelming to think of now, but I'm excited to get started.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

For Karen

In Senior Studio we are designing a retail boutique for Target. In an attempt to be fun and funky I'm studying fashion illustration and rendering. I love the work of Yoko Ikeno, and one of her illustrations reminds me of a friend. Karen, this is for you.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Want That

My favorite game from childhood has been recreated in some of my favorite fabrics! If anyone wants to give me a present I want the Maharam Memory Game. Does it get any cooler?!



Monday, September 11, 2006

Palais Royal

Palais Royal, originally uploaded by zenroxie.

I filled my sketchbook while I was in Europe this summer. This is one of my favorites of the art nouveau details on the Paris Metro.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Watter Bottle


My water bottle is inspired by the shape of fan vaults and the handles of tea pots. Not much can be done to improve the functionality of water bottles, so I designed it to be stylish instead.



This little boy abandoned his parents and found his own space to fall asleep on the train. He wanted to prove his independence, but only moved a few rows away. The perfect sofa is a comfortable leather sofa that looks like an adult piece, but is sized just for him.

Wayfinding Pamphlet


Each exhibit space is unique. I arranged each group so that visitors could wind their way through each space. They can see each exhibit in turn, but still have the opportunity to explore.

Building Materials

Building Materials Poster

I analyzed the cost effectiveness of sustainable building materials. I found that the materials themselves don't have a huge effect on the cost. It is the consultant fees required to design and test the building that add to the price. But the additional expense pays for itself within 3 to 5 years and after 20 years a building can save $50 a square foot each year.

Rug Pattern


This rug pattern is inspired by the architecture of the eatchquake exhibit design at the Natural History Museum in London. I wanted a dynamic pattern with a sense of movement.