New Blog! Let's roll it back some...

Hello!

If you’re new around these parts, I’m Alex and I’m a concept designer and a sculptor! I didn’t start here. I actually got my BFA in comics and pre-production for animation and film. As soon as I graduated from school, I started to get hired almost exclusively for sculpture.

This was a pleasant surprise because I love sculpture. But also a stressful one. I had to learn new tools, buy more tools, and learn to work with them FAST because a lot of the projects I was getting had fast turnarounds. A lot of these jobs felt beyond me as well but, personality-wise, as you may see in a lot of these blogs, I’m a risk taker whether I have some anxiety about it or not! And, as someone new to freelance work at the time, that was never easy. It still isn’t! But I am more adjusted to it now. Luckily you learn fast on the job and have a few less panic attacks in the middle of the night about how you’re going to do something. It gets better!

So, with this new project blog I want to roll it back some and tell you about everything from the beginning~ Well, almost the beginning. Let’s start from my 3rd job right out of school…

I had some clients working on a presentation. This was really cool! I got to make some displays and figure out how we were going to insert the circuit boards for their demo of a set of sensors and a street light.

The process started with making some 3D work for the different test cases. All to scale. The street light model name later. I think I actually did make a 3D model for that one but it probably ended up in another folder last minute…

Foam boards in the back of my car.

Foam boards in the back of my car.

Anyway. It was very clear I was going to need a LOT of foam. So, I went to the local art store to pick up some very large boards. (These sheets were larger than my whole body.)

It’s only at times like these that our most trusted tools betray us. This knife had survived all 5 years of college. It was time. RIP

It’s only at times like these that our most trusted tools betray us. This knife had survived all 5 years of college. It was time. RIP

Once the 3D designs are approved, fabrication begins!

The next part relied on a TON of photos to do correctly: funneling all the wires and sensors through the walls of the displays and then reconnecting them in very small spaces. Pressure was ON. (Luckily I have tiny hands.)

After that was done, we were ready for the pitch presentations!

 

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