DRAWING MECHANICAL OBJECTS
This is a drawing I did of my Craftsman V20 CMCD700 Drill.
In this drawing, the line quality variation shows which parts of the drill are most important - for example, the handle of the drill has bold smooth lines that attract attention as a place for heavy user interaction. At the bottom of the drill, the battery pack slides on and snaps in. I also included very distinct lines for the buttons that turn on the drill, change the rotation direction, and the trigger that initiates the drilling motion. You can see clearly the barrel that must be tightened and loosened to insert a drill bit.
There were several hard edges on this Craftsman drill that add to its industrial design, however I eliminated those from my drawing because they are irrelevant to the way a consumer would use the drill and do not have mobility. The conscious choice to eliminate edges and features that do not serve a purpose make this drawing ideal for illustrating user interaction sequences or for providing instructions to someone who has just purchased this drill and is using it for the first time.
I did this drawing in Photoshop so it is ready to be manipulated for creating a sequence.
Branding a Blender
I had to design a blender with a poster advertisement that was consistent the assigned company's branding.
I interpreted the branding of IKEA as sleek minimalist, do-it-yourself, and affordable. I designed the body of the blender in Solidworks. I used a plastic surface for the lid and base in a soft aqua, with a transparent plastic for the container.
I made the poster using Adobe Illustrator. I wanted to give the blender a Swedish name consistent with the rest of their products, and sammansättning translations to combination or composition in English.
The IKEA logo and the kitchen images are from the IKEA website. The two images of the blender were snapshots of my Solidworks model.
At the time that I made this poster, I was still a beginner in Solidworks, so I had used Illustrator to create the buttons with slots on the side of the base with gradient paint strokes.
In my free time, I spend time sharpening my spatial abilities through fine art exercises.