Jake is designer and maker currently pursuing a Masters in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design.
A concept apparel design imagining the technology and materials from outdoor apparel applied to a form-fitting everyday jacket for urban environments.
Materials: Nylon, Patagonia R1 fleece
Looking at technical apparel companies for inspiration, while adding a slimmed down, minimal look.
Editing the pattern
IKEA x Maker
The Kelson backpack is a continuation of the theme of minimalist urban apparel and equipment that uses the highest quality material and hardware.
- 10.1oz American-made waxed canvas
- YKK waterproof zippers and buckles.
The project included designing an urban daypack, and partnering with a local apparel factory to source material, prototype and sample, and pattern for production.
Process: Reviewing prototypes before digital patterning
I worked with a local apparel factory to source material, as well as to practice going through the process of designing, prototyping, sampling, counter-sampling, and digital-patterning.
Reviewing the prototype with the head sewer, to better account for details that could make manufacturing easier.
As Square grew from 200 to 1200 employees, I trained new sales reps on Square’s products, hardware, and partnerships, established sales lead generation partnerships and curated, sourced, and negotiated pricing with OEMs for POS hardware and packaging.
Business-in-a-box was an all-in-one hardware kit for businesses. Kits included iPads, iPad stands, receipt printers, cash drawers, barcode scanners, and Square card readers.
Business-in-aBox installed at Huckleberry Bicycle shop in San Francisco.
Training early Square sales reps on how to best curate packages of hardware for their clients.
Hayes Coat Rack
The Hayes coat rack is an elegant, affordable, lightweight, and easy to assemble coat rack and shelf for urban apartments.
How can rituals make astronauts more comfortable on long space voyages?
The Starlight candle seeks to give astronauts a taste of home by giving them the ability to 'light' a candle over dinner with one another, or in private contemplation. A speculative piece, the project also questions the commoditization of objects used in space as products that command a premium on earth.
An exploration in materials for the 2017 RISD Masters in Industrial Design biennial show. The show required making an object with supplied gold construction papers and pink electrical tape.
Asking, how can I make paper behave like a textile, I taught to score the paper with patterns both ornamental, and that would provide flexibility.