This summer -
- will be spent as an intern working for Smart Design in their NYC office. There’s literally no words to describe how excited I am to work at such an amazing place. I’ve been quietly freaking out the last week or so, and in actual *work blog* related news, I’m glad to be distracted by this power tool project I still have going on.
I don’t have much to show right now, but I’ll be linking to the project when it’s completed sometime soon.
Rhino modeling has been going pretty crazy in these last several weeks, as I’ve been becoming really unsatisfied with many attempts at modeling a rotary tool. These are some screenshots of a couple of the more major revisions, with the final screenshot being what I’m working on right now. Previous sketches and study models are of little help now, as most iterations of this product have already been ‘roughed out’. It’s all about translating the design to 3d space now.
I was getting incredibly tired with half-assing all of my surfacing and shelling with a super-organic shape, and the design has been pared down incrementally, and I’ve decided on going back to one of my very early concepts, which was to design a specialized “micro-motor” multi-tool, much like something a surgeon or dentist would use.
With only two and a half weeks until my final presentation, I’m aiming to finalize a design, build a representational model, and prepare some really slick presentation boards and posters for our final show. Today’s gonna be mega busy!
I’ve finally finished a website to my liking -
- but it’s honestly nowhere near where I’d like it to be. I just finished scanning and uploading 100+ sketchbook pages (some not online), just to show off what’s inside the notebooks I scatter between home, my bag, and school.
These sketches are more or less to show ‘process thoughts’ that happen in between not working and actually working on a project. I thought they’d be interesting to document over time.
If you’re interested in looking at “what I’ve done with my life so far”, everything is right here: http://edouardu.com/ My portfolio’s forever being worked on, and things are always changing.
Despite having essentially finished most of my ‘online personal branding’ in some form or another (published and unpublished material) , I’ve still been experimenting with various ui assets for my blogs and all that good stuff.
These are just really simple buttons, but I’ve been making lots of buttons.
a good average of what i’m carrying around on a daily basis: SO many sketchbooks, SO many drawing utensils, ONE tiny computer, and not much space.
Presenting, the failed vacuformed piece.
Note to self: never attempt to vacuform acrylic and proceed to cut it with a knife ever again, way too brittle.
I ran into a bit of trouble today while vaccuforming the final model for my crayola packaging redesign; the pressure of the process actually ended up crushing my 3D print (the top half only thankfully), despite the supports I cut out for it, so I won’t be able to create my video/”commercial” like I was intending to tomorrow.
I’m thinking of reprinting the model, but I’m very low on funds right now so I may have to hold off a bit. Bad timing all around. I would have taken photos but I was too caught up in “figuring out what to do next” to do that. I’d like to consider this project “one of my better ones” so I hope I can get it completed fully very soon.
After a couple days of scrambling around trying to figure out how to get my packaging built, I’ve finally caved and 3d printed the casing, which i may be able to use for vacuforming after I infiltrate it with a hardener solution.
With a base layer of some white matte spraypaint it may even make a great final model itself.
just found some old logo ideation for a local clothing store in a pile of papers on my desk, really funny stuff in there, i should have used some of the wackier ideas
Several weeks ago I purchased an Arduino Uno R3 for use in prototyping products/electronics with regards to industrial design. I’ve only now begun to somewhat delve into learning more about the programming / physical computing environment around Arduino and I’m hoping to do lots of really cool stuff with it soon.
Now, to buy a breadboard, LEDs, resistors, and lots of wires
I only decided now to bother linking to those in order to explain my frequent misposts going to this blog, which is sadly just a design process blog, enuff of the unrelated posts, byby
w/ my portfolio website very near to being finished
Sorry for lack of updates, I’ve been working insanely for the last several weeks on a website that more or less exhibits the ‘major projects and things i’ve done while in school’ in order to get an internship this summer. I have a lot of embarrassing placeholder thumbnails and images throughout the site but overall i’m liking the direction it’s headed in. I’ve even managed to use my .gif making skills in a couple of my projects, but more about that later.
Just three days ago my professor and I finished up a huge project we’ve been working on for the last couple of months, a 7-foot tall ‘magic mirror tower thing’ with three sides + monitors that ‘reflected’ effect’d images back at the viewers using webcams. After the whole thing I was hellishly burnt out and I’m still recuperating, and trying to finish up polishing two more projects before sending my website out for internships.
I’ll be posting more process crap later but that’s the story so far.