Angela May

Exploring Product Design

October 2012

Recent Design Work

For reasons beyond my control, I’ve suddenly found myself back in search of work! The good news is that for the past eight months I’ve been working very hard as a design engineer at an industrial technology startup and I’ve spent a lot of time enhancing my Solidworks skills. For reasons of confidentiality, I can’t post full renderings of what I’ve been working on, but I do want to give an impression on the type of design work I’ve been doing. Hopefully the “crops” below will give you enough of an idea.

I was also able to do a lot of hands-on work and testing!

Posted: October 25th, 2012
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Marker Rendering

In March of 2012 I took a course on Advanced Marker Rendering techniques at Emily Carr. It was a really interesting course and I feel that I learned a lot! Marker rendering is a great way to quickly express a concept but still present it professionally. Here are some of the exercises I completed during the course:

First we learned how to render different types of metal. The lines in this exercise were created by our instructor, Chan.

Next we learned to render different types of stone.

Then, glass. This piece was drawn from life.

Wood was the last type of material we explored.

The lines in this drawing were created by our instructor, Chan.

This was drawn from life.

Our last assignment was to design a piece from our imagination and render the same piece as if it was created with different materials. The object I chose to design was a nesting salt-and-pepper shaker as well as an oil and vinegar dispenser. The design choices I made were largely based on “what would look interesting when the materials were switched” more than any practical purpose.

Ideation for the dispenser.

Finished rendering.

The marker course was a lot of fun, I learned a lot! I look forward to taking more courses in the future, if I’m able.

Posted: October 25th, 2012
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