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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dylan Schibanoff

Dyla Schibanoff recently contacted me and I'm glad to now include him here in the ID alum blog! He's been a busy man! Check out his website; he's got quite a bit of work, and his travel log is something to drool over!
PS - check the paintings!

I have been working at Reebok since graduation.  I've been able to design more shoes than I can count, travel extensively, and spend time with professional athletes.  My most recent notable project is a special custom pair of shoes I did for the tallest man in America.  Hopefully you'll check out my site and see a few things that interest you.

See Dylan's website here: http://www.dylanschibanoff.com/

Dylan, thanks for joining us! It's a pleasure to see you and your work!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ana Linares - 2 Museums!!

Ana Linares is moving very quickly into superstar mode with the inclusion of her Conversation Chair in the Museum of the City of New York, starting tomorrow, and the Duo Bookshelf which has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art as part of their offerings in the NYC and Tokyo retail shops!!

A summary of her work noted above in AXXIS Magazine from a few months ago !!

Congratulations Ana!! Super!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Michelle Ladin & NY Smash Design

Michelle Ladin has had her new business, NY Smash Design,  up and running now since September 2012. She's been using her extensive experience to present a remarkably rounded cache of services to clients; From the NY Smash Design website:

Michelle Ladin is the Creative Director and Owner of New York Smash Design. A seasoned Product Development Brand Manager and Industrial Design graduate of the Pratt Institute. She has an extensive background in the consumer home goods and small electronics industries.  Michelle has designed products and packaging for SHARP, NELSONIC, Jelly Belly, Louise Carey, Saturday Evening Post, American Atelier and Crystal Clear.  She has traveled to Bentonville and China to consult with top vendors, packaging suppliers and sample makers and Is available to travel for consultations. Her designs have been placed in stores such as Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, BB&B, Office Max, K-Mart, Meijer, PCH, Dollar General and are available on store websites.


Design Services:
Concept Development, Brain Storming, Market Research, 2D Design, Concept Sketching, Graphic Design, Logos, 2D Color Product Renderings, 3D Design, Control Drawings, 3D Renderings, Foam Models, Prototypes, Packaging Design, 3D Packaging Mock-ups, Packaging Printer Ready Files, Product Photography.

Check out the site:

Another NYC design powerhouse! Congratulations Michelle!

M//E Design - Erik Cooper - New Work

Eric Cooper & Matt Flego Pratt Alum, contacted me, noting he'd just finished a new project,
It had been some time since I'd seen what Erik was up to, checked their beautiful website
and found a beautiful array of projects that blend sculpture, hardcore design tech, architecture
and the Pratt touch - sensitivity that borders on magical.

Check ou the site: http://www.mattanderikdesign.com/
I will have the site listed in the alum site portion of the blog as well - check it out. brilliant work.

From The website; This is the new Rollator project that has just been completed.

Client: Chester and Polly Rothstein
Project: "Walk and Roll" Rollator
The Walk and Roll rollator is a patented device that came to us in the form of a 4th stage prototype that had many problems and was basically unusable for the client. The client noticed that many of the rollators available were poorly designed,  and lacking the ability to become more narrow to get through tight spaces when needed.  M//E was asked to create a new prototype that would be lighter than the previous one and fold smaller for travel. We constructed the device from thin walled 6061 Aluminum, laser cut steel, and a plethora of off the shelf bike parts.  Utilizing Solidworks to test the geometry we were able to reach all the design criteria set forth by the client, and reduce the weight by nearly half from the original prototype. 4 way adjustable arm supports were designed to allow full articulation for a wide spectrum of ergonomic needs. Strong locking brakes allow the user to put a tremendous amount of force on the device while getting up out of a seated position. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Zac Feltoon with Mulvanny Architecture - Wins HP competition!

Guess who won the HP Ulitmate Smart Office design challenge?!!



Congratulations to Zac & Co!

Zac notes, "Hey Andy, good news: We Won the competition with HP! Thank you again for putting up the project for the voting, now our design will be built and displayed at the Altitude Design Summit at the end of the month. I will be sure to send you over photos!!"

very nice work!