In 2017 I made a resume (out of rockite) for an architecture firm. So many resumes are made with the intention of being thrown away. This was not. I was fed up with people looking at resumes and putting them straight in the circular file or worse yet, not even opening the email. This was made to be put on a desk and not move. In this it was successful (I should know - I walked by their window every day - it didn’t move).
I first made a backpack in college. This was not successful apart from proving the concept that having wood slats as a back piece is incredibly comfortable.
This led to doing some thinking about what conceptually I wanted a backpack to be. The idea of a bag being a present really stood out to me and I did some sketches around what that would look like.
The next step in this process began over quarantine. Although it isn't finished yet, progress is being made.
So… I have a fast(ish) bike. I also have friends who live more than a round trip bike ride away.
The goal with this (aptly named) Bootycall Box was to be able to pack an overnight kit and be able to carry it on a road bike.
The intended trip never happened, but this proved useful for about town trips.
These worked just ok
But I don’t fuck with “just ok”
After these, I got into the realm of
So I played around with 3D printed plastic
But it wasn’t heavy enough, so in the end, the two came together.
I’m about to dive into my thought process to a whole different level. Ok - in making wallets it became apparent after the third week that this was a thing that needed an identity. In looking for an identity, I turned to one of my favorite books, The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille. In this book, various topics in
different cultures are broken down into “codes” - let me give you an example: In the American Culture, the word for “Alcohol” is gun. Think about it, we take shots, drink Colt 45, and in general it is thought of as something reserved for adults that should be treated with caution. Conversely, in the French culture, the word is Art. Wine is given to children to enjoy, and the purpose of drinking (in general) is to appreciate the flavor and revel in the creation. There wasn’t a section on wallets, but I think that the word for “Wallet” is child. It only takes money from you, if you lose it, you freak the hell out, they’re fairly common, and in a room full of children and a room full of wallets, to the casual observer, the ones that stick out are theirs and the wunderkind.
This is a logo I made - in the shape of a wallet and a “W”
Here’s potential branding (numbering each one with a laser).
Twice a year roughly, I’ll go on a bender to furiously plug holes in my knowledge.
This involves lots of coffee, some whiskey, a baller playlist, and complete shut off from the world for like 5 days.
One of the most recent was AppleScript.
I’ve been told that this is a waste of time and has no real world applications.
Two weeks of pay for +/- 90 minutes of actual work says the opposite.
Here are some codes I’ve written: