Yearly Archives: 2013

UI/UX Design – MyStuff app Storyboard and Wireframe

Posted: 27 November, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: SF State UI/UX Design-Tags: drawings, Illustration, storyboards

I drew this storyboard and wireframe as part of a group project to help develop a design for an app which helps users keep track of all of their stuff and perform useful tasks, like keeping records for insurance reasons, looking up users manuals, and finding maintenance supplies. Storyboard: Wireframes:

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UI/UX Design – Foodfriend App

Posted: 7 November, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Foodfriend App-Tags: UI/UX, drawings. storyboards

I have been working on more UI/UX design projects, including “Foodfriend” – a meal sharing mobile app. I started with some research, talking with target user groups about their needs – it really helped me to focus the project! Storyboards were drawn for a user interface design project for a Coursera course, where I tried […]

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UI/UX Design – iPhone Daredevil

Posted: 7 November, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: User Experience Design, iPhone Daredevil-Tags: drawings, storyboards, UI/UX

I’ve been working on more UI/UX designs lately – including this one for an app that lets people test the limits of their iPhones – by gauging the maximum deceleration numbers that users can achieve. (I know… it would result in lots of broken phones, but it was a fun idea for an exercise.)

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The Heart, She Holler – Branding Iron, Typewriter Puppet, etc.

Posted: 30 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, lighting

Artificial Glowing Embers Figuring out how to make artificially glowing coals and a branding iron was tricky, but I eventually learned that I could create fake embers that looked realistic by embedding RGB LED strip lights in spray-insulation foam, painting the tops of the foam flat black, and then adjusting the knobs to create a […]

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The Heart, She Holler – David Cross ate my hand

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, blood

Edible cold-cut hand I made lots of body parts of all sorts for the second season of The Heart, She Holler, but the biggest challenge was making an edible hand that David Cross’s character needed to run through a deli-slicer – and then eat the slices. I started by fashioning a plastic cap that would […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Tumor Time!

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, heartshe, blood

Cigarette-smoking Tumor One of the most fun props I’ve ever made was a basketball-sized tumor that  needed to smoke a cigarette while on camera – making the end of the cigarette ember glow red and then puff out a plume of smoke. I did this by first getting an old basketball and using some fittings […]

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The Heart, She Holler – Blood-n-Guts

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: The Heart She Holler-Tags: Props, blood, guts

Exploding Pies It seems like the second season at The Heart, She Holler involved lots of blood and guts. Gallons and gallons of blood and heaping armloads of guts. I worked with Courtland Premo when we were tasked with making pies erupt with blood and guts, eventually settling on pressurized tanks that forced fake blood […]

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Googleween – Spaceship fabric structure for DPEM

Posted: 29 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: DPEM Event Marketing-Tags: exhibit, Event, fabrication

DPEM in San Francisco hired me to design and build this 30′ fabric structure for a Halloween party that went on last week at Google. The Flying saucer was required as a location for an space-alien-themed “haunted house.” Sketches I started with some sketches to make sure that DPEM and I were on the same […]

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Sesame Street – Signs for Guests

Posted: 28 October, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: sesame street, drawings, critters

Part of our job in the Graphics Department at Sesame Street was fashioning some dressing room door signs whenever a celebrity guest would stop by – Pete Ortiz and I would take turns drawing the signs (or call dibs if someone we liked a lot was going to be on the show!) Here is a […]

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Art Supplies – Sesame Street Season 43

Posted: 8 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: Props, sesame street, sesame

One of the main concentrations of this past season at Sesame Street was Art, so I had quite a bit of art supplies to create!   Grouchy Art Supplies Oscar the Grouch wanted to paint himself a big gloppy painting, so I made some fake paint squeeze bottles for Oscar and the other puppets – […]

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Museum Camp – Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Posted: 5 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Santa Cruz MAH Museum Camp, Other

This July 10th-12th I took part in the “Museum Camp” event at the Santa Cruz MAH. This was an event where about a dozen teams of museum professionals teamed up to create an exhibit around a seldom-displayed object in the museum’s collection – all over the course of three days. I was Teamed up with […]

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Meat Racks – 2013 SF Chefs Event

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: DPEM Event Marketing-Tags: drawings, exhibit, design

I designed and built a set of three racks to hold various meats for the 2013 SF Chefs event – everything from deer to fish. I designed these with some nice artificial grass on the bases so that they wouldn’t be unsightly pools of meat juice. Also, I learned that no stores in the Bay […]

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I got nominated for an Emmy!

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Sesame Street-Tags: sesame street

This year, I was nominated for an Emmy along with the rest of our Art Department team at Sesame Street (Bob Phillips, Pete Ortiz, Keith Olsen & Rickey Boyd)  for an “Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction / Set Decoration / Scenic Design” Emmy. I got to bring my dad along to the awards ceremony and […]

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False-Bottomed Wheelchair – Inside Amy Schumer

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Inside Amy Schumer-Tags: Props, foam

I modified a wheelchair for a skit on Amy Schumer’s show. The actress needed to fit her legs into a box below the seat and have false skinny legs hinged onto her lap. The box below the seat is made from painted plywood and padding, and the legs are latex-skinned foam with “bones” made from […]

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Playground concept sketches – Frolic Playspace

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Frolic Playspace-Tags: exhibit, playground, sketches

Frolic in Brooklyn, NY. asked me to sketch out some quick ideas for a redesign that they were considering – here are a few of my super-fast ideas.

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Perforated Pedestals – Kikkerland – ICFF

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: exhibit, fabrication, icff

For this year’s ICFF show, I made some new pedestals for Kikkerland so that they could be used with the long lighted counters that I had built the previous year. It was an interesting challenge to plan my cuts so that all of the perforated holes in the masonite surface would align on all of […]

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Mechanical Cupcake Dispenser for Jet Blue

Posted: 4 September, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: mechanisms, exhibit, design

I was called in to make a mechanized cupcake dispenser over a weekend for Jet Blue, to be set up in their JFK terminal. This was a challenging project because I needed to design a mechanism that would feed out the small plastic balls without accidentally crushing them. Also, the cupcake was not centered in […]

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Padded Columns for L’Oréal

Posted: 13 January, 2013-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Abunch LLC-Tags: Props, willkrause, foam

I made these padded columns for a L’Oréal event so that they would fit around existing columns at the event site. Jessie Voris and I worked together on the upholstery – there were 200 buttons to sew!

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