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by gmay3able
February 23rd, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Chef's knife
Replies: 65
Views: 36028

Re: Chef's knife

Digging the new design with the three dots and circular ends!

If you decide to laminate layers of balsa wood sheets, I was thinking it might be helpful to put a drop of food coloring or ink in the wood glue used so you can clearly see where the boundary of each layer ends.
by gmay3able
February 21st, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Use of real logos in design language exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 5862

Re: Use of real logos in design language exercises

Haha that's a good point, thanks Cyberdemon.
by gmay3able
February 21st, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Use of real logos in design language exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 5862

Re: Use of real logos in design language exercises

Thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate it. I guess that's maybe why I see some students do this exercise outside the brands usual product space like an Adidas toaster. I'll be more specific about what I want to do. I've worked with mostly startups so I wanted to try doing this exercise with a pe...
by gmay3able
February 21st, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: portfolios
Topic: Use of real logos in design language exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 5862

Use of real logos in design language exercises

Hey guys, I'm working on a design language type exercise for my portfolio and I was wondering what the best practice is for using a real companies logo in your portfolio for a theoretical design language study. I've seen a bunch of these in other portfolios but I wanted to do my homework before doin...
by gmay3able
February 8th, 2017, 2:59 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Chair recommendations for home studio?
Replies: 21
Views: 6750

Re: Chair recommendations for home studio?

I was on this same mission a few years ago and it was tough because it's hard to find the chairs you want to try out locally. I was trying to chair shop online mostly with a similar budget but the risk of ordering a chair that I didn't like was a little too high because I didn't want to waste money ...
by gmay3able
February 3rd, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: projects
Topic: StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 4
Views: 4334

Re: StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design

I like it. It would be awesome if it was a modular setup, where you could just add more and more speakers to build a bigger speaker. You could have a pool party where everybody brings their small bluetooth speakers and links them into one loud boombox That's a good point, being able to sync the hal...
by gmay3able
January 30th, 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 4
Views: 4334

Re: StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design

Thanks a lot Andy! I was thinking that the default setup would be that both are connected to your phone as separate Bluetooth ID's kind of like the Apple AirPods. Also maybe if you connected and Aux cord into one half, it would swap from being connected to your phone to being connected to the other ...
by gmay3able
January 30th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Help with prototype
Replies: 8
Views: 9864

Re: Help with prototype

I think you should totally take this up as a challenge to build yourself! Wood is a great material to work with to get started because you can cut and shape it with some affordable and fairly safe power tools. I think you could build this project with just a power drill and a jigsaw. If you're inter...
by gmay3able
January 30th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: projects
Topic: StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 4
Views: 4334

StereoSpace: a Stereo Bluetooth Speaker by GMAY3 Design

Hey guys, I recently finished up working on this personal project that I started over in the Sketching threads. One problem with existing Bluetooth speakers is that the speaker drivers are so close together you're essentially hearing your music in mono. StereoSpace a two part Bluetooth speaker that ...
by gmay3able
January 15th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: students and schools
Topic: Chicago: Back to School Questions @UIC Alum
Replies: 0
Views: 12146

Chicago: Back to School Questions @UIC Alum

Hey everyone, I have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (2012) but have been intensely self studying ID and freelancing since 2013. Over the years I have been looking into going back to school to further my ID knowledge and with a little luck, hopefully switch careers into ID once and for all. I'm s...
by gmay3able
January 12th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Sketching in Seattle's coffee shops
Replies: 63
Views: 48867

Re: Sketching in Seattle's coffee shops

Hey Sophie, I've been enjoying your thread and sketches, keep it up! Fairly early on, pjbowers hit me with a great suggestion of sketching with a blue indigo prismacolor premier pencil. Before then, I had only been sketching with a black felt tip pen and the different values you could get with the p...
by gmay3able
January 6th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Chef's knife
Replies: 65
Views: 36028

Re: Chef's knife

Cool stuff! It seems like the company is nautically spirited, maybe some sort of functional hole toward the very back of the grip since this portion of the knife isn't used by Chefs anyway from what I understand. This way you could hang the knife up on a hook in your "galley" so the waves of the sto...
by gmay3able
January 5th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Yo! 2017 sketch a day
Replies: 399
Views: 131813

Re: Yo! 2016 sketch a day

Super inspiring sketches and idea Michael, keep it up! Lately I've been digging 80's Polaroid cameras, looking back at those forms and functional transforming bodies has been fun and is pretty different for a theme.
by gmay3able
December 20th, 2016, 10:46 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Gmay3's Sketching Journey
Replies: 282
Views: 130218

Re: Gmay3's Sketching Journey

I'm starting to explore sketching in Virtual Reality because there have been some great new creative VR tools that have been recently released for the Oculus Rift. Sketching in VR is really compelling and fun and I wanted to learn and explore their potential from an Industrial Design perspective. He...
by gmay3able
December 15th, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: Gmay3's Sketching Journey
Replies: 282
Views: 130218

Re: Gmay3's Sketching Journey

Thanks very much Michael, and sorry I'm only now just getting back to you!

I'm starting to visualize the sketch on the page before I start and I think that's been helping lay the ideas out a little better.