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NAYLA LEATHER MIRROR

description // concept

I designed the Nayla Mirror for Anthropologie in late 2020. For a couple of weeks,
I worked with large cuts of leather and experimented with many techniques daily, and learned to manipulate the material to achieve many effects. To create this mirror and several others like it, I made cuts of leather and manipulated it around 1/8 scale mirror mocks, which I made from foam core board. The mirrors were so successful that they have been offered in several color ways since the initial debut in the original color.

year of completion

2020

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Product design; mixed materiality

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SKETCH AND design prototype

Computer rendering;  1/8 Scale leather manipulation prototype.

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ETSU LEATHER DESK TIDY

description // concept

The Etsu Desk Tidy is another product that I designed for Anthropologie during my period of experimenting with various leather techniques on a daily basis. My main goal with these leather desk pieces was to create items that utilized scraps and minimized wastage, as well as designing pieces that could be constructed without the use of glue or stitching. The Etsu Desk Tidy is made from a single piece of leather with cuts that allow the sides to be tucked into slots, forming the box shape. This allows for more economical shipping costs as well as the option to easily stow it away when not in use.

year of completion

2020

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Product design; materials engineering

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NICO LEATHER TRAY

description // concept

The Nico Leather Tray was made to last generations, being passed down as a sweet sentimental object that has held many important pieces to all of the owners throughout its lifespan. Made from a thick, formed vegetable tanned leather, this durable tray truly embodies the concept of wabi sabi, as the leather ages in a graceful way, developing a beautiful patina and minute details that offer hints to its past. 

Made by skilled artisans, the leather involves several weeks of treatment to produce.

I added a tiny debossed illustrative bird graphic on the center of the tray, and colorful edge stitching as a fun wink to make the customer smile. 

year of completion

2021

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Product design; mixed materiality

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ORIGINAL DESIGN RENDERINGS

Nico Tray design in small and large sizes.

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STACKABLE TRINKET DISH

year of completion

2021

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

PROJECT TYPE

description // concept

These stackable trinket dishes were designed at the same
time as the Nico Leather Tray, and were meant to complement each other when occupying the same space. The chartreuse
and creamsicle-colored dishes use the same Pantone color as the stitching on the tray, while the mint adds another chic,
unexpected pop of color. A delicate splash of white glaze
further elevates the pieces and makes them feel like heirlooms. 

Each of the three dishes feature different interior formations and compartments to organize various types of jewelry and trinkets, and can be stacked to save space.

Product design, ceramic techniques

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MONOGRAM
TRINKET DISH

year of completion

2018

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

PROJECT TYPE

description // concept

These botanical monogram trinket dishes were the first product I worked on as a designer for Anthropologie. The dishes
were offered in two mold shapes, with five different flower impressions and in four colorways. Each featured a metallic gold adorned lip. Configuring the shapes, colors, impressions and letters were an interesting challenge, as I intended to have the most popular monogram letters offered in the most sought-after combinations of these aspects, while maintaining interesting and beautiful individual pieces throughout the collection. My hand lettered alphabet was used throughout.

Product design, illustration, ceramic techniques

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TRINKET DISH ARTWORK

Left:  full alphabet with all color, format
and impression combinations; 

Above:  hand drawn alphabet used.

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BUD VASE TRINKET DISH

year of completion

2020

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

PROJECT TYPE

description // concept

These bud vases are a fun spin on keeping small items
safe, organized and optionally out of sight, while maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. The entire pieces feature painterly windowpane patterns. The lower
dish has a flower impression with a glaze rub on both
the outside and inside. On my first iteration, the top
bud vase has a fully enclosed base, allowing for displaying either a dry stem or a bloom with water,
while my second iteration featured metal and enamel poppies. Both versions allow the user to display these either stacked or open as individual pieces.

 

Mixed media, pattern design, illustration, ceramic techniques

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MAXINE TAPER HOLDERS

description // concept

I designed the Maxine Taper Holders during my time at Anthropologie. My original sketches and renderings included the dark cobalt blue, double bauble holder as well as a double ended taper holder with irregular baubles. Two of the iterations of the double holder can be seen below. Changes of the shapes were a result of meetings with internal buyers and their requests. The final result of the collection includes
the original double bauble holder and a triple bauble holder in a seafoam aqua color.
Both feature a splash of glaze in a beautiful, subtle color on the top bauble.

year of completion

2021

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Product design; ceramic techniques

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ORIGINAL SKETCH RENDERINGS

Blue taper holder; iterations of the curved double taper holder

featuring irregular baubles.

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MINERALOGY HANGING PLANTER

description // concept

I created the Mineralogy Hanging Planter for my small business, Grown Design Co.

I first made the base vessel with holes for hanging, and then added large and small ceramic pieces that I shaped as gemstones. Glazing was the most fun and experimental aspect of creating this piece, as I combined highly stable glazes that do not run with a mix of glazes that easily travel, as well as a clear crackle that tends to pull on other colors for a naturally unpredictable aesthetic. I finished the piece with hand-sewn ivory leather straps for hanging.

year of completion

2020

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Grown Design Co.

project type

Product design; ceramic techniques

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WIRELESS CHARGING STAND

description // concept

In an age where many people forego their alarm clocks and rely solely on their  mobile phones to tell time and set alarms, there is a surprising lack of complementary products to make this task any easier. I designed this wireless charging stand to charge any make or model of phone, like existing conventional charging pads, but with the ease of a vertical orientation, allowing the user to view the screen without clumsiness. This design intends to bridge the gap between traditional alarm clocks and mobile phones with an elevated design. With a silicone coated and flecked body, color coordinated cord and inspiring gold foiled sentiment, users could be sure to start the day right.

year of completion

2021

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Product design and applied graphics

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