Jack MacLeod

Senior

Hi there! Welcome to my page. I am a fourth year industrial design student graduating this coming Spring, which means I'm looking for a job. I'm most interested in traditional ID, and consider one of my greatest strengths as a designer to be my model making skills. When I'm not busy designing something, I love spending time outdoors with friends - biking, hiking, fishing, shooting hoops, or sitting around a nice bonfire, to name a few. 

I believe that the most effective design is fun and colorful; black and white can get a little boring after while. I also believe that sustainability is one of the most important design criteria, and needs to be prioritized throughout the design and manufacturing processes. 

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Photos of a trash catching device

Happy Crawfish

Happy Crawfish

Team Members:  Carolina Cariello, Andrew Elliott, Garrett Foran, Aldric Koolman, Victoria Round
Instructor: ID 4082 | Instructors: Wayne Li, Dr. Stephen Sprigle

Our team developed the Happy Crawfish trash trap to capture floating trash in tributaries of Proctor Creek. This project has environmental significance in reducing litter in West Atlanta waterways, engineering significance in applying technology to improve the trash trap user’s experience, and cultural significance in giving community members a sense of ownership in the changes happening in their space. Our trash trap is uniquely designed for West Atlanta with low-cost, prefabricated components which fit into the budget of the implementing organization (WAWA), with the ability to service the trap from the side of the creek, meaning no special equipment is required.

From a humanitarian perspective, this project will have direct impacts both in the near and distant future. Specifically, the team has already launched one installation of the design – The Proc Croc – which has already collected dozens of trash items and will collect many more over the coming years. Our team also
created detailed documentation and incorporated low-maintenance components, ensuring future traps can be implemented easily and that they do not place a burden on members of the community where they are installed. Moreover, our team used input from West Atlanta residents to develop a process whereby local community members (particularly children) will come up with the name and branding of each new Happy Crawfish trash trap, helping facilitate a sense of ownership in the trap. In short, our team created and passed along a trash trap design that is low cost, highly functional, and community oriented.

Photos of a wood-like roasting product.

Twig

Twig

Class: ID 3803 | Instructor: Steve Chininis

One of my favorite things in this world is hanging out around a campfire. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, any time is a good time for a fire. Nothing feels better than feeling the heat of the flame, the smell of burning wood, roasting some mallows, and having some good laughs with friends and family.

First discovered by cavemen, fire goes back a long way. People have been sitting around fires since well before the days of the internet and electricity. It's a pastime that has truly stood the test of time.

Twig is a precision marshmallow roasting stick made for professional s'more-making. Each one is handcrafted with care and made with tree cookies cut from oak trees - ensuring each twig is different from the last.

Unique features include a hardwood hand guard to shield your hand from the heat of the fire as well as an eight-sided handle to allow for precision roasting and equal coverage. Also includes a monopod to stick in the ground for extra stability. The shaft of the stick is made of food-safe stainless steel with a four sided tip so your mallow doesn't slide around. All wooden components are finished with natural tung oil.

Several renders of a car and an app interface.

MobiGo

MobiGo

Teammates:  Berri Berto, John Flowers, and Ramsey Lehman
Class:  ID 4081  |  Instructors: Dr. Stephen Sprigle and Wayne Li

MobiGo’s accessible on-demand autonomous transportation service fills the void in the accessible transportation market. With greater flexibility than existing paratransit services and more accessible features than current rideshare alternatives, MobiGo hopes to leverage rapidly advancing self-driving technology to provide affordable on-demand transportation for all. To meet its goals, MobiGo starts with the industry leading VMI Toyota Sienna ADA NorthStar E360. The VMI converted Toyota Sienna meets ADA guidelines and has an automated ramp for quick and convenient entry and exit. By removing the front two seats and adding an EZ-Lock dock and Q’Straint one-handed straps, MobiGo’s vehicle can accommodate two users seated in their mobility aids along with up to five ambulatory passengers. Hailing an accessible ride has never been easier with MobiGo’s intuitive mobile application, also available on the web. Once your ride has arrived, you can view its location on the mobile app and easily distinguish its bright branding and unique vehicle personalization. If you are blind or have impaired vision, you can use MobiGo’s haptic feedback app to assist you in locating the vehicle. Once you’ve reached the vehicle, use your mobile phone or MobiGo card to unlock the car via NFC technology, which gives you complete confidence that you made it to your vehicle. Now it’s time to enjoy the ride.

Banana man. A man wears the banana on a sash and holds the bananas. He looks very gleeful.

Banandolier

Banandolier

Class:  Sustainable Design at the Victoria University of Wellington  |  Instructor: Tonya Sweet

This is the Banandolier, a new way to shop at farmers markets without having to use wasteful plastic bags. Created using materials from old university vinyl tapestries, you can sling copious amounts of fresh produce across your chest and look like vegetarian John Rambo. The hands-free storage also allows users to get themselves to and from the market using sustainable transportation, like on a bicycle or a skateboard.

Below you'll find a propaganda-inspired poster I made and a journey map that might give you some more clarity on what this is all about.

Several images of a metallic pen with detail shots.

Hadid Pen Project

Hadid Pen Project

Class:  INDN 211 at Victoria University of Wellington  |  Instructor: Tim Miller

This pen was inspired by the work of the late architect Zaha Hadid. The contrast of the organic interior form with the geometric shapes of the pen grips reflect the style of the interior and exterior features of Hadid's buildings.

The inner piece was made of aluminum machined on a manual lathe and milling machine. The outer pieces were made by 3D printing PLA, followed by several rounds of priming, sanding, and painting. A cool next step would be boring out the center and actually making it write.