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Academy Art U News

Got a quick mention in the Academy of Art University newspaper that was just posted. A couple weeks ago I was interviewed for the Future Now event I was a part of. Here’s a link to the article:

Pitching to the Pros By Nina Tabios

The interview was an appreciated reminder of the honor I felt of my project being included with other well designed projects. While I wasn’t selected to actually pitch my idea to the judges, I was ready to promote the concepts of sustainability (by using off-cuts of recyclable materials), marketability (associating the ‘Pelago Platform with [Oru Kayak‘s] successful brand specific design language), community building (connecting like-minded people together), portability (handily foldable and compact) and usability (a simple strap and clip system for implementation). If given the opportunity, I’d love to receive feedback as well from the judges on this project….

Highlighting my inspiration of the kayak protests in Seattle seems apropos in this time of civil strife the country is going through now. While social distancing is recommended to keep the pandemic contained, hopefully one day soon, the ‘Pelago Platform can be brought to fruition to bring us together in peace.

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future now

Evidently, last night’s scholarship Future Now Pitch Night for those students selected from the Academy of Art’s Spring Show resulted in my project (the ‘Pelago Platform) getting voted the People’s Choice!

A huge thanks to everyone that voted for my project, it is greatly appreciated.

It was great to see the other students present their work as well. Congrats to those that won their category by the panel of judges.

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2020 entry

Thanks to the encouragement and feedback received from this new site, I’ve gotten my Product Design II project entered into the James Dyson Award competition. Check it out:

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spring show

This is exciting news, I have been selected to have my work from Product Design II at the Academy of Art included in this semester’s Spring Show. While this specific show is strictly online due to the current pandemic lock-down, it is still an honor to be featured among some of the most polished work from this school and semester.

Check it out; I’d love to hear any feedback!

About Spring Show 2020

MEET THE FUTURE OF ART AND DESIGN

Academy of Art University’s annual Spring Show showcases the achievements of our graduating students. They are a diverse group of artists, designers, and creative problem-solvers prepared to demonstrate their skills, make career connections, and put their talent and training to work.

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the now

One big life-consuming meatball:
at the Academy of Art University, studying Industrial Design

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the past

Musings and Reflections From the Trenches of the Bike Industry
prestashrader.com

{ ride a bike… everyday, everywhere }
crankedmag.com, and the actual magazine here

And many many years wrenching on bikes