High Fidelity Bluetooth Speaker


This project was designed as an intermediate skill builder for TechShop. The 12 hour class leads makers through the process of building this speaker enclosure, wiring the electronics, and laser cutting the faceplate. The enclosure build teaches the advanced use of multiple woodshop tools, high tolerance cuts on the laser cutter and basic soldering. The

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canvas + hide: bag #1


My dad purchased a canvas and leather shoulder bag from the Banana Republic in the 80s before I was born. He used this bag as his briefcase through most of my early childhood. When it was replaced with a leather briefcase he continued to use it as a day bag to carry his everyday essentials:

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Connected Kitchen for Millennials


BEAM: a project funded by Jarden Consumer Solutions We were tasked with the problem of figuring out what millennials want out of their kitchen appliances. Millennials are identified as   18-32 year-olds (give or take two years depending on who you ask) in developed countries. This demographic is tricky. There are a few key statistics that

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LUV-Water


There are two key problems that need to be addressed. The first is that 3/4 of a Billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. This results in millions of deaths a year. Many organizations work tirelessly to address this problem but spend a sizable portion of their budget on nonsustainable solutions to

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Self Cleaning Electric Car


  Working with some of the front end research was done by a team of MPD alumnae, we set off to re-evaluate a case study for Nissan’s (then concept) the Leaf. The study concentrated on using the available “shore power” from the home when the vehicle is charging, as well as the downtime to provide

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Google Loon Rollout


Google’s Loon project is aimed at using lightweight weather balloons to swiftly provide wireless internet to areas that do not have the available infrastructure to be otherwise connected to the web. The technology works by beaming signals from a base station to balloons up to sixty-five kilometers away. Each of these balloons can beam its

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Heebee Co


The owner of Heebee Co. approached me in 2010 to help him develop a brand image for his small run jean company based out of San Francisco, CA. He had (and has) a great vision, and worked closely with me to realize that vision in graphic form. After the successful introduction of his first batch of

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