Materials Research

Much of my manufacturing work relies on my material testing with various technologies.  This includes laser cutting (large and small formats), 3D printing, CNC milling, etc.  Depending on the function of the project, I almost always engage in material research at the onset to ensure […]

Pendant Light Restaurant Fixture

This two week product project was developed around a conceptual design for a pendant light over a bar height table.  Students were directed to explore inspiration that would connect users to the food through the environment.  3D printing and advanced digital modelling were used to […]

Permian Dragonfly Wing

In collaboration with the Entomology Department at K-State, I developed a recognition plaque in etched stainless steel for Floyd Holmes and Otto Wenger in honor of Floyd Holmes 100th birthday.  Based on a cast of the Fossil Forewing of an Extinct Permian Dragonfly, Megatypus schucherti, […]

Prosthetic Skin for Double Amputee

Taking the previous research in 3D scanning and parametric design farther, Prosthesis 2.0 explores the application of digital fabrication and parametric design in the development and manufacturing of custom prosthetic skins. This work was developed with a prosthetist, who advised on the weight and strength dimensions of the fabrications which were then negotiated […]

Ratchet Strap Furniture

This one week project was designed to develop the students full scale prototyping skills.  Students were given one sheet of OSB and one ratchet strap to develop a piece of furniture for fabrication via CNC milling.  The first day explored concept development and non-scalar model […]

Exhibit Design Studio Project

This design studio project engaged the students in developing a 10’x20’x8′ exhibit for a company/product of their choosing.  Students were required to develop mood boards demonstration their understanding of the brand of the company/product in order to frame the developed construction.  Simultaneously students were introduced […]

Revit Robot

The Revit Robot is an exploration in getting students to coordinate between software and also engage in developing more advanced assemblies for interior and architecture.  The project explored the notions of product at the architectural scale.  Students engaged in developing View Templates which could be […]

Think Fast

This interdisciplinary collection has been exhibited at three distinguished academic venues – Ball State University in Indiana and the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in New York City and Kansas State University in the 2015-2016 academic year. After an international call for submissions invited […]

Bovine Spine

Current research project is looking into the educational applications of developing 3D printable bones within Veterinary Medicine with applications for bovine epidurals. Preliminary tests used CNC milling and engineering foam to verify the scale and function.  Further exploration is currently being engaged in 3D printing […]

Tiny House (Student Work)

This project was the first semester of the second year undergraduate design studio (Fall 2015) within the IAPD program at Kansas State.  The work was completed after an introductory project (exploring Path, Procession and Place)  within the residential studio.  The project engaged the students in the […]

Stringitecture 2.0

The Stringitecture exercise is two part project done in 2015 for the Grandparents University Event at Kansas State University, the first is an exercise in understanding the process of assembling simple weaving constructions around a cardboard frame (about 20 min).  The second part using these […]

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Economy of Line

This is some student work resulting from my digital instruction at K-State.  This was meant to help students develop a product rendering technique in Adobe Illustrator in combination with Rhino 3D.  The intention is to develop enhanced diagramming skills and digital rendering skills in lieu […]