Concept Ideation is where the application of a creative process is used to develop ideas and solve problems. This process lends itself to new thinking and approaches leading to strong results.Creativity does what it does best >> create.
Sketching is an efficient way to communicate creative ideas. Used in the beginning stages, sketching demonstrates form and aesthetic details as well as manufacturing considerations streamlining development. This technique explores multiple concepts in an effort to nail down the most successful ideas.
Form is the surface and shape of an object. It’s the visual language that connects user and product. Successful form development communicates function simplifying product use or communicates emotion representing brand and user characteristics. We can communicate form with sketches, clay or foam models, and rapid prototypes.
3D Modeling is a tool to create three-dimensional geometry of an object. It further refines form details, part breakout, and assembly. This geometry can be used for a variety of purposes including production documents for manufacturing, photo-realistic renderings, even rapid prototyping to see and hold physical models of a concept.
Renderings create high level visual impact. They display objects in full detail and color capturing surface finish and form highlights. Renderings are useful in presentations, packaging, sales tools, and even marketing material and websites. Depending on the application, we can decide which style rendering will communicate best to your audience.
Using a broad range of images (sketches, renderings, etc.) with strong writing skills, we can create documents for presentation use. This can be in the format of a printed presentation, images/ layouts for website use, or general presentation work for an array of marketing needs.
Packaging design is critical for product retail environments and overall product perception. It's important that the packaging communicate the product to the user. This can be done with creative construction techniques and materials in addition to high impact graphic treatments.
Production Packages communicate to vendors and factories exact details about a product. This allows costs and quotes to be provided for product manufacture, and helps ensure production product meets expectations.
We can build a concept or idea from scratch and develop it all the way to a final product. We can help out any where in between development stages, or we can simply quote your existing manufactured product and see if we can offer competitive pricing. Send a message from the contact tab and we will respond quickly. Timing is key.
I'm Dustin, and I want to equip you for your highest potential. First impressions are drawn within the first 5 seconds of viewing anything. Be it a product, an ad, packaging on store shelves, or even a website. Conclusions are drawn quickly. We can work together to tell your story within those critical first few moments . . . and create something memorable.
I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 with an Industrial Design BFA. My first ride out of college came from Helix Design in Manchester, NH. Helix came to SCAD to interview our graduating class and offered a starting gig to get the career going. An open ended design consultancy, Helix has expertise in new ideation and getting product on the floor. Almost two years later I was introduced to a few key members from Contour Design in Windham, NH. Contour specializes in consumer electronic accessories, piggy backing off apple’s success to create protective cases for the iPhone and other devices. Contour was ready to take their designwork in-house. They previously outsourced graphics, packaging, and even product design and offered a position to kick start their new venture as their first designer. Three and a half years later Contour’s success continues and our design team grew quickly to seven members. . . .
I resigned from my position at Contour in November of 2011 to consult independently. I welcome an opportunity to get to know you and see if my capabilities can serve you and your team.