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ERIC WERNER

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I am a second year Industrial Designer with key skills in Adobe Illustrator and Fusion 360. My strengths are in imaginative ideation and rapid prototyping, and I am especially proud of the breadth and speed of execution when it comes to ideas. I feel I would be an ideal candidate for any design team with persistent attitude and fresh perspective. My motto is the best concepts are the ones you make interesting.

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Water Tower

Water Tower

Class: Sophomore Studio  |  Instructor: Kim Snyder

Water Tower is a floor lamp that uses water sounds and lighting to relax users so that they can more easily fall asleep. It was created with the purpose of mimicking the sights and sounds of natural water features such as waterfalls, rain, streams and ponds so that users could ease into the mood to fall asleep. Additionally it creates interesting visuals by projecting light through water onto the walls and ceiling, resulting in waves and patterns in the light that catch the user's interest. The lamp features 3 main features/ chambers from top to bottom. First, the topmost feature is open to the air and allows the user to view light projections and the water emerging from the pipe, the second feature is the waterfall where water runs down an acrylic case, and thirdly the bottom feature is the tank which stores the water and does light projections on the ground. All three work together to create an interesting lighting experience.

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Omnichair

Omnichair

Class: Sophomore Studio  |  Instructor: Kim Snyder

Omnichair is the chair and desk combo that supports good posture by changing forms to match a user's current preference so that they avoid stressing their back. As we move towards the future we do more work on our laptops, at our desks. There is a constant cycle when using a laptop at a desk, moving it forward so the screen is easier to see, moving it backwards for better reach, and adjusting your posture all the while. It is natural for any person to end up hunched over their laptop or slouched back in their chair, destroying their posture and worsening the health of their back for years to come. Additionally, despite adjusting oneself in their chair, a person is largely applying pressure to the same area of the back/ spine at an intensity that is not at all sustainable for extended periods of time. This is why our natural response when home and comfortable is to lay down on a couch or bed, move around to different pieces of furniture, and generally alternate between wildly different methods of being at rest. This aspect of human relaxation would serve as the inspiration for the Omnichair. It only makes sense that chairs should be capable of transforming to provide the many different situational postures people desire. Hence, the Omnichair.

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Pod Bot

Pod Bot

Class: Make 10  |  Instructor: Steve Chininis

Pod Bot is a cute interactive stand for a user to charge their air pods (either version) that frames them in such a way that they resemble a small robot. It includes a sheet of stickers to make your stand and air pods look even more adorable and accommodates a standard Apple lightning cable. Pre-orders are available now for the low price of $12! Order at https://www.etsy.com/shop/NunyaTech.

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