Industrial Design

"Industrial Design is the professional practice of designing products, devices, objects and services used by millions of people around the world every day.

This practice focuses on the physical appearance, functionality and manufacturability of a product, though they are often involved in far more during a development cycle. All of this ultimately extends to the overall lasting value and experience a product or service provides for end-users."



Wet/Dry Vacuum

Emerson, the parent company of RIDGID, sponsored my university's studio to design a wet/dry vacuum for their product line. I performed as the project manager on a team of 2 other industrial designers. We conducted market research and identified an opportunity for a cordless, 18v battery-operated wet/dry vacuum. We collaborated with Emerson's mechanical engineers to develop a high-fidelity prototype of our design. 




Once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world, Sloss Furnaces now stands as a national historic landmark in Birmingham, AL. The patrons of Sloss Furnaces contracted me to design a product that could be manufactured on-site via iron casting. The product they were looking for would be sold in the facility's gift shop as a souvenir commemorating Sloss Furnaces. I designed a chess set in which each piece represents a building that creates Sloss Furnace's famous skyline. 


Play Place

Playcore is a company that produces playground equipment that nurtures the developmental needs of children. For this project, my design team was given the prompt of designing a product that actively exercises the cognitive, physical, and social development of children aged 3-5 years old. Our design also needed to adhere to Playcore's design manufacturing limitations as well as their standard safety specifications to ensure their products are safe for children of the designated age range.