Girls can draw motorcycles too, right?
I'm a newly hired Creative Automotive Designer for General Motors and a recent grad of the University of Cincinnati's DAAP Industrial Design Program. I have worked as a designer for Speck Products, Under Armour Footwear, and Motorola Mobility. I am an aspiring moped/motorcycle designer and this is some of my work, sketches, photos, and things I find inspiring in industrial and automotive design.
Got to see an amazing piece of history today at a car show in Dublin, Ohio. The GM Futurliner “Parade of Progress” vehicle. Built for the 1940 World’s Fair in New York.
What do the Corvette Stingray and I have in common?!?
Well, I am pleased to announce that we both are members of the
General Motors Creative Automotive Design Team!
I will be working as a Creative Automotive Designer for GM starting this August, and I couldn’t be more excited!
DAAP has finally paid off!
Had an amazing day today at the DeLorean Car Show today. Got to sit in the Prototype-1 DeLorean which looks incredibly different from the production car.
But most importantly I got to spend the evening with Andrew Probert who is responsible for the design of the Back to the Future Time Machine, the original Battlestar Galactica concept art and Cylons, and finally the concepts for Star Trek the motion picture and Star Trek Next Generation. He was so kind and looked through my Industrial Design portfolio and spoke to me all evening about his life and experiences and gave me some career pointers. An experience I’ll remember for a long time.
Just organized my senior capstone project and placed it into my portfolio!
Check out: www.mirandathedesigner.com/flux-motorbike for the project and a complete 70+ page process book!
It was both the longest and shortest semester I can remember but it’s finally over. My project won the Director’s Choice Award and will be displayed in the gallery in DAAP for the summer! Here are some pictures for those of you interested in seeing it.
The pictures of me presenting was during my critique with Chrysler, which was a rush… But an awesome experience. I also presented to GM today.
Thank you to everyone who came to see it, including my middle school art teacher :) which was just really cool for me. And thanks to Brandon for helping me sand and paint for weeks, soldering LEDs for the headlight and taillight, and letting me trash his home making my model.
All finished! Everything is printed, painted, and pinned and now to present!
Critique tomorrow morning with the Chrysler Design team!
Sneak peek! Come see the final model and project at DAAPworks Tues 5-9pm!!
Model making is almost complete! Brandon even helped me wire the lighting for the head and tail light!
Working on some final Photoshop renderings for my final board! Less than two weeks to go and I still have to make a model!