Three unique bikes designed to meet the all the needs of the modern bike commuter. This group project was not only an exercise in craft but human centered research and brand development as well.
Duration / 10 weeks, 2014
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In the beginning of 2016, I became the Lead Designer at TaxaOutdoors, a small startup producing innovative outdoor recreational vehicles. The family of lightweight and agile towable living spaces allow users the comfort of being dry and off the ground while maintaining the experience of camping and being outdoors. Working at a startup meant wearing many hats, allowing me to play an integral part in not just design development, but also material sourcing, manufacturing line creation, vehicle graphics, and marketing. I lead the design and development of the WoollyBear gear hauler from concept to profitable production product, as well as working with the team to develop model year improvements and components with the 2017 Cricket and TigerMoth trailers.
Spur 5 Cycles
After the success of the TAU project, three members of the TAU team, including myself, were asked as graduates to develop another bicycle as a flagship project for UH’s ID+ initiative. The objective was to not just design a bike for Houston, but also develop a unique and efficient manufacturing and assembly process, as well as create the opportunity for a local micro economy.
Duration / 10 weeks, 2015
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Houston's first dedicated poke restaurant, located in the Montrose area. We assisted in digitally fabricating their bright wall installation to add a pop of color and provide unique branding.