My introduction to user-centered design came in physical form. Ever since a young age I've loved being able to translate my unique understanding of another person into a physical product.

Here are some recent examples.

 
 


CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE SEAT

"Motorcycle Ben" is a unique character, so he needed a unique seat. We went with a sparkly vinyl that might look more at home on a bicycle with training wheels and streamers, but I think it looks pretty damn good on this Harley. 


custom Motorcycle Seat 2

Motorcycle seats are a crazy mental exercise. I love thinking in 3 dimensions. 

This chopper needed a seat that wouldn't distract from its minimal esthetic. The result was this low profile seat and sissy bar for Cory (and Jamie). 


surfboards

There are countless forces to balance when shaping a surfboard. The volume, outline, rocker and concave are influenced by wave shape and riding style in a way that can't be reduced to a formula. 


Tote bag 1

This bag was made for my sister, an avid sailor. The material used is a blown sail from a tall ship that she crews. 


Tote Bag 2

I love repurposing material. 


Midcentury-rustic bench

This bench is an amalgamation of two styles Breena and I love: clean, midcentury-modern lines, and repurposed, rustic materials. 


Avocado Linoleum Prints

One of my closest friends whom I grew up with in California has made what seems to be a permanent move to NYC. If these California Avocados bring him back to the West Coast even one day sooner, it'll be a success.