Industrial Design

Most of my Industrial Design work that was completed at Virginia Tech is below. These projects are both individual and small group projects that contain each step of the design process — research, brainstorming, ideation, prototyping, more ideation, 3D modeling, rendering and documentation. Each project contains a document that record's the project's life-cycle. Other deliverables may be available on request.

My senior thesis focused on Mass Notification Devices that have become must-have equipment on college campuses after the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.

Current Mass Notification Devices on the market consist re-purposed call center displays and scrolling LED sign bars. Why isn't there a product on the market that focuses directly on the readability, durability and usefulness of these critical communication devices?
This project filled a need for an organ transportation device that accuratly represents the life-saving importance of an organ while it is in transport. The current solution, a standard cooler, is a horrifying accident waiting to happen. How do people know it isn't a sandwich inside?
The Community Food Exchange is a system + product that enables an Appalachian community share extra produce between themselves and fosters community interaction. This project was sponsored through Project H to explore innovative ideas to transform rural Applachia.
This project was conceived to answer the question: "What would the college design lab of 2014 look like and how would it function?" Our solution, the "Kiwi" is a collaboration space supplemental to the design studio, that makes the design process function fluidly in a 4-5 person group.
TV Buddy recreates small talk that is lost for empty-nesters when they used to watch TV with their children. This project was sponsored through Sagentia to explore potential products for Baby Boomers. This was one of three concepts our four person team explored related to passive, distant communication between family and friends.
The Sketchpad is a cross between a digital whiteboard and a digital picture frame. It allows friends to stay in contact in a visual way. This project was sponsored through Sagentia to explore potential products for Baby Boomers. This was one of three concepts our four person team explored related to passive, distant communication between family and friends.
The Scent Sender allows friends and family to send each other scents to show that they are thinking of them. This project was sponsored through Sagentia to explore potential products for Baby Boomers. This was one of three concepts our four person team explored related to passive, distant communication between family and friends.
The goal of this project was to create a small boat entry system that is easy to use under a stressful situation such as falling overboard while hunting or fishing in the winter. Existing ladders have trouble in rough water and don't provide enough points of contact for weakened users.
This device was designed for use in African villages where residents travel a far distance daily for their water. It features a soft fabric design for easy fold-up storage, a built-in fabric spout that can't be lost (a problem that effects current devices), and aluminum clips for increased durability (another problem with current designs).
This magnet powered car was my entry for the Virginia Tech Naef toy competition. The simple, colorful car was designed to be playful and tempt the user to interact with it. The wand used to propel the car provokes an image of telephone poles seen on the side of the highway.