With a passion for experimental design, yet keeping a foot firmly planted in commercial aspects, I push the limits of new technologies and ideas while striving for ways to make them available to everyone. I am strongly influenced by Leonardo da Vinci, both in thought and visual style. The appearance of his notebook sketches and his ingenious designs draw me back to his works. To this I add a strong industrial/steampunk bent…structural metal with decorative accents and lots of leather and wood grain.
As part of one of my Industrial Design classes, at the Art Institute of Portland, we were tasked to create new interior and exterior designs based on Acrimoto’s electric vehicle platform.
My group was asked to concentrate on luxury, where cost is not an issue but weight is still a concern. Given the job of creating the interior, I wanted to focus on flowing and sinuous shapes that created a feeling of posh comfort and sophistication.
Material choices included brushed metals, natural woods, leather and carbon fiber. Colors ranged from black to variations of natural browns and tans.
I created designs for all aspects of the passenger environment, including the steering wheel, climate controls and ventilation systems.
The final design rendered to show multiple color and material variations.