Industrial Designer


I will be posting some random thoughts, projects and doodles to this page. Stay posted.

Posts tagged industrial design
Backpack Project

This is one of those projects that went through all the design phases, but never made it to production. There’s been a few of these throughout my freelance career, and I never found out as to why this didn’t make it. The communication between the client and I during the job was continuous and good, but in the end I guess it got shelved. Projects get shelved all the time. Managers change their minds. Companies change directions with products that you sometimes put your blood, sweat, and tears into.

I definitely don’t take it personally, and almost always make it a habit of NOT overselling and under-delivering on a project. Although this project never made it and it sucks — it happens, and you move on and learn from it.


Another fun little community design challenge, thrown together by the guys at Creative Session. The project was to redesign a desk fan with the following criteria listed below.

1.Desk Fan,   2.On/Off,   3.Battery/USB powered,   4.Articulate at various angles,   5.Blades

I wanted to go with a more unconventional shape of the fan, where most of the fans in the market today have a flat fronts and are quite shapeless. I wanted the user to be able to interact with the fan and to move it in whatever direction they needed the air to flow. A sphere seemed like the best possible solution and the cradle/stand would act as a power source and a nest for the desk fan. After a few quick rounds of sketches and building the cad, I started to render the 3D in a darker environment and the shape reminded me of a planet or a moon. I thought it would be appropriate with a name that represented this vision so I went with Triton - the largest moon of Neptune. 


It has come to my attention that the overall shape and size of the vent cuts might be too small and create a lot of noise when the fan is running. So if this was to be made, I would have to re-think the vent shapes and overall design and open the container a lot more (thought for the future). The USB power cable could be attached to a power adapter or directly to a laptop with an App to control the fan speed and activation.