I currently work for an awesome outdoor gear company called Oztent, making high-speed-no-drag tents. In the past, I've taught at the University of Technology Sydney, worked on highly immersive exhibits at The Power House Museum, and helped in designing an elevator from earth to space at Liftport.
When I’m not making cool stuff, I’m with my fiancé Thinn Thinn. We make things, explore places, and take lots of pictures together.
I received my Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design from UTS, in Sydney, Australia and I got my Associate of Arts in Industrial Design, from the Art Institute of Seattle, in Seattle, USA. This website contains brief information on who I am, what I do, some ideas I subscribe to, and a few examples of what I've done.
If you want to see my complete body of work, please visit my Behance profile. I'm also on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Medium.
I believe the most successful products, services, and brands are designed around inspired ideas, intelligent organisation, and attention to detail. My approach is holistic, bringing together all of my expertise and knowledge together to create experiences that engage customers, express unique personalities, and in the end, achieve business success.
I believe inspiration may or may not lead to productivity but productivity always lead to inspiration. So I make to think and think to make in all my 3 areas of expertise:
My interest and expertise lies in developing concepts and specifications that optimise function, value, and aesthetics of products to enhance this connection.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
A lasting emotional overlap between your offerings and the needs of your audience is the foundation of great brands. I create visual and verbal communication tools that make brands and their stories vivid and appealing, resulting in the overlap.
Visual Communication covers the development of brand identities, web sites, applications, print advertisements, brochures, and much more.
ILLUSTRATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
It is important to express your message in the most visually striking way possible.
Photographs approach the viewer directly. They are “easy” to understand as they show familiar elements and allow viewers to envision themselves in the scene. Illustrations can relay visionary, abstract, or complex concepts and ideas, as they can go beyond physical characteristics.
The High Speed No Drag Jet Tents are light-weight, and high speed, yet robust and livable structures. My involvement in the project has been from concept to production, and photography to web design.
Finished in 100% waterproof guaranteed rip-stop polycotton canvas with corrosion resistant alloy parts. Features include attached guy ropes, heavy-duty zippers, waterproof heat sealed PVC tub flooring, and double stitched and fully taped seams. All Jet Tents come with a zippered carry bag made with waterproof materials and adjustable webbed handles for easy handling.
Car 55 is our 2007 entry representing UTS.Tech Specs
I was primarily involved in concept design, concept visualisation, prototype development, and organisation of product tests such as equipment check lists and airspace coordination with The United States Federal Aviation Association.
I had a lot on my plate at the time but I really wanted to do something new, exciting, and immersive for this project. The reason being is that I am a fan of Myanmar dance theatre and Myanmar arts in general, and I have long felt like it's under-represented. I was also tired of the shamefully popular concept that media produced by foreigners about Myanmar culture is a lot better then local productions.
So I got myself together and gave a harsh deadline of 5 hours to deliver something immersive, dynamic, and exciting but simple and clean for The Myanmar Cultural Variety Show.
Myanmar dance theatre emphasizes on incredibly dynamic and demanding postures, not movement. The Orchestra’s cornerstone is the 31 piece percussion set, not strings. What that means is with every step in Myanmar dance, the dancers fly out at incredible speeds and land in superhero postures, synchronized to the sound of drums. My website had to embody that.
I arrived at the the idea of using parallax scrolling. I had the buttons or scrolling, act like the drums. So when I click or scroll, the site FLYS out like the dancers do and rest at anchors featuring incredibly dynamic page layouts.
Hoping to find inspiration for the logo, I decided to field strip my DSLR camera and started playing with the shutter. I noticed how the shutter door is rigged to snap at lightning quick speeds. I thought maybe I could create something to embody the speed at which we’re recording, and publishing media today, and the rate at which our ideas and views on things are changing as a result.My first attempt was to put dots in between, hoping it will look like flashes. It didn’t. In my second attempt I used forward slashes to represent the shutter. In my third, I split every letter diagonally. I liked the look but it was too busy, and it slowed down the reading instead of speeding it up. Finally I decided to shorten the reading time by splitting the “O” and the “C” with a diagonal line.
Various leafy designs were explored but the solutions looked far too conventional. The idea for the final solution finally came together from a literal translation of the common word "tree fork".
Initially I gathered various images of David as illustrated throughout history but none really showed the David that I see when I read the stories.
As such, I proceeded to illustrate a ruddy and handsome, but battle tested and combat ready David in an early Lucas film poster style.
The images above are taken over a 3 nights back packing trip.