Firefly Phototherapy: Project
Firefly phototherapy is the first device that Vietnamese clinicians trust to use in the room with mothers in rural hospitals--a context that supports an optimal cycle of newborn phototherapy and feeding for rapid and effective treatment. The combination top and bottom phototherapy, robust enclosed housings, table-top size, removable and cleanable single-infant bassinet, and high-tech medical aesthetic make it the most trustworthy, intuitive and effective phototherapy device affordable for low-resource, remote settings in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Firefly has already won Spark: Concept, Spark: Pro, and IDSA IDEA Awards. Most recently it won a Edison Gold Award for Social Impact.
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Creative Direction, Industrial Design, Product Design
The brochure was created to demonstrate to users and donors the various design and technical aspects of Firefly. We found this especially useful by having imagery of the device in use.
Below the brochure is a short "look book" we created for donors and team participants, to show the global problem of jaundice, as well as show images and quoutes ffrom the inital clinical trial
Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Typography
Design that Matters Portfolio
I created this portfolio for Design that Matters as a tool for donor development, and communicating the company mission.
After completing the portfolio, we used it to apply for the National Design Awards, held by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and The White House. This resulted in Design that Matters winning the 2012 National Design Award for Corporate and Institutional Achievement.
Due the company winning the award, the portfolio is now in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.
Graphic Design, Print Design, Writing
Various infographics and drawings created durring the development of Firefly, for presentations and marketing materials.
Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration
Modular Power Strip: Concept
This project was created in the fall of 2009 between a joint team of students at Babson College, Olin University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. The design aimed to create a more versitile power strip solution that could be expanded as well as easily accept large power receptacles that typically can cover other outlets.
Engineering, Industrial Design, Product Design
I was in inspired to work on this stool due to the lack of well crafted, compact stools that could be used in an office or school setting. The majority of the solutions are too expensive and take up too much space.
At the beginning of my design process, I decided that I wanted to make something that could be flat packed and required no hardware. With that in mind, I began to explore wood joinery solutions, and realized a dovetail joint would be a perfect solution.
This stool embraces the simplicity and beauty of a dovetail joint by using its architecture to inspire all aspects of the design. To even further this, I took a modern approach on the joint design, and used the actual tail of a dove to help push the overall form.
Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Product Design
Kiwi Packaging: Concept
This project was created in the fall of 2008, when tasked by a professor to create packaging for fruit.
Due to my experience as a produce manager at grocery store, I realized that most fruit does not need packaging, due to natures already unique solution of fruit with skin. Also with this experience in mind, I remembered that around 10%-15% gets thrown away before being placed on grocery store shelves due to surface blemishes.
This solution aims to be a type of packaging that can be applied at the grocery store level, and would serve less as packaging, but more as a tool to eat a kiwi on the go, one of the harder to eat fruits without a spoon.
All the user needs to do is follow the simple instructions, and pull the bamboo piece, allowing food safe fishing line to easily cut the kiwi in half, and use the included bamboo spoon to eat it.
Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Packaging
A sampling of renderings that I have created over the past few years with Solidworks & Rhino.
Industrial Design, Product Design
These photos are a selection of the over 30,000 photographs taken by myself over 4 research trips to Vietnam and the Philippines during the development of Firefly phototherapy. All photos taken between 2011-2013.
AF-5 Nikkor 18-55mm
Digital Photography, Photography, Photojournalism
Dave's Fresh Pasta Website Redesign
Dave's Fresh Pasta is one of my favorite stores near my house. It carries almost everything you need to make an amazing italian dinner, from top notch charcuterie to an amazing bottle of wine.
The store it self is extremely well branded, highlighting a very distinct red at any chance possible. When browsing their website, I was taken aback not just by the quality of the website, but the complete lack of the signature red. Dave's is by far one of my favorite stores in Boston, and I felt I had to try to improve the site, to match the aesthetic and quality of the overall brand.
In my redesign of the website, I aimed to integrate some of the brand attritibutes highlighted in the store, while also trying to declutter the large amount of information on the site, allowing for a more aesthetically pleasing and intuitive user experience.
Graphic Design, Typography, Web Design
Supply Change: Branding
Supply Change is a fair trade company that partners with small-scale farmers to add value to their fruit by processing near origin and increasing fruit value, all with the aim of lifting farmers out of poverty.
Branding, Graphic Design, Icon Design
Ginger io Branding
These were early concepts for a logo of a MIT friends start up. Eventually the team ended up going in another direction. These initial conepts were my first step into company barnding and helped me really understand the true value of form and color when it releates to a companies image.
If you are interested in the company you should check them out at the below link.
Branding, Graphic Design, Icon Design