Ringly GO (2017)
Ringly GO (2017)

Ringly's $125 wearable. We developed this activity tracking & mobile notifications bracelet at an entry-level price point for sale at mass market retailers.

One size fits all. Interchangeable bands. Proprietary charger.

Role: Led product design, manufacturing & operations.

www.ringly.com

RINGLY Aries (2016)
RINGLY Aries (2016)

Ringy's first bracelet. After the original Ringly ring launched with notifications in 2015, we introduced activity tracking with the Aries line, in a hinged bangle style.

Two sizes. Six colorways. Proprietary charger box.

Role: Product design & mechanical engineering. Manufacturing support.

www.ringly.com

OXO Adjustable Handheld Mandoline Slicer (2015)
OXO Adjustable Handheld Mandoline Slicer (2015)

We set out to design a safe-to-use mandoline that cuts perfectly even slices and can accommodate big vegetables like large onions. The platform locks into place for cleaning, and the slicing guard grips domed vegetables securely and snaps onto the body for storage.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer Reid Schlegel.

Company: Smart Design for OXO.

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OXO Stainless Steel Pour-Over Kettle (2017)
OXO Stainless Steel Pour-Over Kettle (2017)

OXO asked for a set of pour-over kettles to round out their coffee line. There are 3 versions:

-Electric Kettle

-Stovetop Kettle 

-Stovetop Kettle with Thermometer (pictured)

They all feature a carefully designed center of gravity, which allows for optimal pour-over speed.  A challenge was that they share some but not all parts, so I helped navigate the trade offs of sharing parts.

Role: Engineering CAD, some prototyping.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

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OXO Greensaver Activated Carbon System (2015)
OXO Greensaver Activated Carbon System (2015)

The Greensaver line was the first of its kind to prolong the life of fruits & vegetables by a) slowing ripening by absorbing ethylene gas with activated carbon  b) preventing molding by elevating the produce in a raised colander and c) controlling humidity by opening/closing lid vents depending on the airflow needs of the produce type.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer Reid Schlegel.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

http://greensaver.oxo.com/

OXO Expanding Wine Bottle Stoppers (2017)
OXO Expanding Wine Bottle Stoppers (2017)

We set out to build a wine stopper with a secure seal that uses the natural motion of corking a bottle to actuate the seal mechanism.  

To use, you just drop the stopper into the bottle and push the top down, which expands the seal, then pull up to uncork.

Role: Design engineer 

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

OXO Microfiber Spray Mop with Slide Out Scrubber (2015)
OXO Microfiber Spray Mop with Slide Out Scrubber (2015)

The brief was to design an innovative cleaning product to compete in the growing spray mop market. After extensive user research, we discovered how helpful it is to switch quickly between wiping large surfaces and scrubbing tiny spots.

We designed the scrubber to slide out of the mop head when you step on the foot pedal and then slide back in to redock.

Role: Design engineer during early phases - brainstorming, concepting, early prototyping, user testing and early CAD. 

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Award: GOOD Design Award 2017: Household

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On-The-Go Salad Container (2014)
On-The-Go Salad Container (2014)

The brief was to design a travel salad container that is nice enough to bring to the table. Keeps wet & dry ingredients separate and includes a 2 oz dressing container.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer John Traub.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

On-The-Go Lunch Container (2014)
On-The-Go Lunch Container (2014)

The brief was to design a travel lunch container that is nice enough to bring to the table. The nesting tray keeps two items separate until time to eat (e.g. a sandwich and a side, a curry and rice).

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer John Traub.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (2012)
Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (2012)

My first project after Joby was acquired by a soft goods company in 2011, the brief was to design a camera strap for Joby consumers (hikers, travelers, adventurers).

The UltraFit Sling Strap is a cross-body camera strap that secures your camera close to your body when on-the-move and loosens automatically when you draw your camera up to shoot. The strap is looped back on itself three times through a pulley system that lets out or takes up slack. You simply move the camera to adjust strap length; no fiddling with buckles or small hardware.

Role: Project lead. User research, design & engineering.

Award: IDSA Design Award Finalist 2013

Product Link

Joby GorillaPod Micro (2012)
Joby GorillaPod Micro (2012)

The brief was to design an always-on tripod for compact and mirror-less cameras. 

The GorillaPod Micro attaches to the tripod mount of the camera. Its legs swivel out when in use and swivel back in for travel. A single ball and socket joint allows you to adjust angle and framing.

Role: Engineering support. Created CAD for alternate manufacturing methods, including die casting, stamping and metal injection molding.

Product Link

Joby GorillaPod Ori Stand for iPad (2011)
Joby GorillaPod Ori Stand for iPad (2011)

Joby industrial designer Noah Balmer discovered this interesting lightweight steel/polypropylene laminate material, which can be machined to create living hinges and then folded to build complex structures.

The original iPad had just launched and we thought it was ruining people's posture, so we used the material to build out a case that doubled as a stand, with multiple ergonomic configurations for browsing and typing on an iPad. 

Role: Engineering support.

Company: Joby

Joby GorillaMobile Case & Stand for iPhone 4 (2010)
Joby GorillaMobile Case & Stand for iPhone 4 (2010)

A low-profile bumper case that slides into a tripod in either portrait or landscape mode.

Role: Design engineer

Company: Joby

Ringly GO (2017)
RINGLY Aries (2016)
OXO Adjustable Handheld Mandoline Slicer (2015)
OXO Stainless Steel Pour-Over Kettle (2017)
OXO Greensaver Activated Carbon System (2015)
OXO Expanding Wine Bottle Stoppers (2017)
OXO Microfiber Spray Mop with Slide Out Scrubber (2015)
On-The-Go Salad Container (2014)
On-The-Go Lunch Container (2014)
Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (2012)
Joby GorillaPod Micro (2012)
Joby GorillaPod Ori Stand for iPad (2011)
Joby GorillaMobile Case & Stand for iPhone 4 (2010)
Ringly GO (2017)

Ringly's $125 wearable. We developed this activity tracking & mobile notifications bracelet at an entry-level price point for sale at mass market retailers.

One size fits all. Interchangeable bands. Proprietary charger.

Role: Led product design, manufacturing & operations.

www.ringly.com

RINGLY Aries (2016)

Ringy's first bracelet. After the original Ringly ring launched with notifications in 2015, we introduced activity tracking with the Aries line, in a hinged bangle style.

Two sizes. Six colorways. Proprietary charger box.

Role: Product design & mechanical engineering. Manufacturing support.

www.ringly.com

OXO Adjustable Handheld Mandoline Slicer (2015)

We set out to design a safe-to-use mandoline that cuts perfectly even slices and can accommodate big vegetables like large onions. The platform locks into place for cleaning, and the slicing guard grips domed vegetables securely and snaps onto the body for storage.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer Reid Schlegel.

Company: Smart Design for OXO.

Product Link

OXO Stainless Steel Pour-Over Kettle (2017)

OXO asked for a set of pour-over kettles to round out their coffee line. There are 3 versions:

-Electric Kettle

-Stovetop Kettle 

-Stovetop Kettle with Thermometer (pictured)

They all feature a carefully designed center of gravity, which allows for optimal pour-over speed.  A challenge was that they share some but not all parts, so I helped navigate the trade offs of sharing parts.

Role: Engineering CAD, some prototyping.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

OXO Greensaver Activated Carbon System (2015)

The Greensaver line was the first of its kind to prolong the life of fruits & vegetables by a) slowing ripening by absorbing ethylene gas with activated carbon  b) preventing molding by elevating the produce in a raised colander and c) controlling humidity by opening/closing lid vents depending on the airflow needs of the produce type.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer Reid Schlegel.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

http://greensaver.oxo.com/

OXO Expanding Wine Bottle Stoppers (2017)

We set out to build a wine stopper with a secure seal that uses the natural motion of corking a bottle to actuate the seal mechanism.  

To use, you just drop the stopper into the bottle and push the top down, which expands the seal, then pull up to uncork.

Role: Design engineer 

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

OXO Microfiber Spray Mop with Slide Out Scrubber (2015)

The brief was to design an innovative cleaning product to compete in the growing spray mop market. After extensive user research, we discovered how helpful it is to switch quickly between wiping large surfaces and scrubbing tiny spots.

We designed the scrubber to slide out of the mop head when you step on the foot pedal and then slide back in to redock.

Role: Design engineer during early phases - brainstorming, concepting, early prototyping, user testing and early CAD. 

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Award: GOOD Design Award 2017: Household

Product link

On-The-Go Salad Container (2014)

The brief was to design a travel salad container that is nice enough to bring to the table. Keeps wet & dry ingredients separate and includes a 2 oz dressing container.

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer John Traub.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

On-The-Go Lunch Container (2014)

The brief was to design a travel lunch container that is nice enough to bring to the table. The nesting tray keeps two items separate until time to eat (e.g. a sandwich and a side, a curry and rice).

Role: Design engineer, partnered with industrial designer John Traub.

Company: Smart Design for OXO

Product Link

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (2012)

My first project after Joby was acquired by a soft goods company in 2011, the brief was to design a camera strap for Joby consumers (hikers, travelers, adventurers).

The UltraFit Sling Strap is a cross-body camera strap that secures your camera close to your body when on-the-move and loosens automatically when you draw your camera up to shoot. The strap is looped back on itself three times through a pulley system that lets out or takes up slack. You simply move the camera to adjust strap length; no fiddling with buckles or small hardware.

Role: Project lead. User research, design & engineering.

Award: IDSA Design Award Finalist 2013

Product Link

Joby GorillaPod Micro (2012)

The brief was to design an always-on tripod for compact and mirror-less cameras. 

The GorillaPod Micro attaches to the tripod mount of the camera. Its legs swivel out when in use and swivel back in for travel. A single ball and socket joint allows you to adjust angle and framing.

Role: Engineering support. Created CAD for alternate manufacturing methods, including die casting, stamping and metal injection molding.

Product Link

Joby GorillaPod Ori Stand for iPad (2011)

Joby industrial designer Noah Balmer discovered this interesting lightweight steel/polypropylene laminate material, which can be machined to create living hinges and then folded to build complex structures.

The original iPad had just launched and we thought it was ruining people's posture, so we used the material to build out a case that doubled as a stand, with multiple ergonomic configurations for browsing and typing on an iPad. 

Role: Engineering support.

Company: Joby

Joby GorillaMobile Case & Stand for iPhone 4 (2010)

A low-profile bumper case that slides into a tripod in either portrait or landscape mode.

Role: Design engineer

Company: Joby

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