Stanley’s original self sealing, push-to-drink mug. Designed to be packable and leakproof, the concept of sealing the mug from the inside uses thermal pressure created by the hot contents to increase the sealing strength at the drink hole.
This product has spawned multiple generations, leading us to improve the mechanism with each iteration.
The Stanley brand’s initial product in the spirits space.
The success of the flask inspired the brand to expand into the beer category. The Stanley collection now includes cocktail sets, pints, growlers and a collection of flasks.
A wider opening makes refilling easy by eliminating the need for a funnel, and the asymmetrical profile makes it comfortable to pack, hold and carry.
A knife, fork and spoon packaged in a translucent polypropylene carrying case.
The case is made up of a front and back shell and snaps together. Completely dishwasher safe and acts as the packaging for the product. The living hinge at the top of the case included a finger-sized carry loop that would perform as a hanger for retail display, and the utensils are stainless steel with plastic handles.
Stanley Ultra Bottle
An update of the evergreen 1.1 quart Classic bottle, this item includes a number of upgrades to the original.
Updating the insulating technology allowed us to add capacity while maintaining the existing external silhouette. We also included a larger capacity cup on the top, and created a new, improved pour through stopper.
The updated handle offers an alternative to the Classic solution. Updating the d-ring attachments in favor of the indexing hinges provides a quieter storage option, while providing a more stable experience when pouring from the bottle.
Stanley Plastic Water Bottle
Intuitive and easy to use, the closure mechanism of this lid provides a novel method of combining a carry loop and lid closure. The ball joint hinge, which was inspired by one of the many Lego play sessions with my kids, creates an engaging 'fiddle factor' .
It’s rewarding to see core77’s online review of the Stanley Master Series line, particularly the comments around our user focused features. Proud of the well deserved recognition the team is receiving for this family of products!
A set of collapsible containers, this collection included multiple sizes of sealed containers, a steamer set, as well as a salad container system. It was great to see these placed in the MoMA store.
Originally proposed to an OEM client, this product was focused on the ability to steep tea on the go. The lever on the outside lifts and drops the infuser basket at the underside of the lid. This allows the user to control the steeping of their tea without having to handle a wet tea bag or string in the process. The basket size and screen provide for the steeping of bagged or loose leaf tea.
We created versions for both the Aladdin and Stanley brands.
This project initiated as an ecologically improved alternative to the iconic Starbucks paper cup. The single wall, low cost option was intended as the foundational element of a closed loop material story.
Since it’s introduction, Starbucks has gone on to utilize this item for holiday and other promotional events.
The original cup was designed to emulate the paper cup silhouette, but included a lid that is visually distinct from the disposable lid.
Dish Network Programmable Remote
Four of these remotes were bundled with a set top box that would provide programming to 4 discrete television sets throughout the home. Each remote came with a pair of double-sided, color-coded keys. The UI of each television output was color coded to match the colored keys. The user would simply insert the matching key into the remote and be able to control the Dish Network programming on that television set.
Designed with a simplified interface, this remote was introduced as an alternate device for first time satellite television users.
1953 Studebaker Pickup
This is my personal 1953 Studebaker 2R5 pickup that I’ve owned and worked on since I was 15 years old. A family farm hand me down from an uncle, my father and I spent many evenings and weekends updating the drive train and chassis.
As a design project, this vehicle has gone through multiple theme changes, some of them to greater success than others. In contrast to my professional projects, I appreciate the opportunity to redesign to my heart’s content.
Photos of my pickup after being excavated from the field, where it had weeds growing up into the cab.
A process photo of one of my latest efforts was modelling replacement control knobs in Solidworks, having them 3D printed, then finishing them to match the original equipment.
The current state of the project. The list of ongoing projects include replacing the exhaust system, rebuilding the door glass mechanisms, swapping out the steering column, and updating the interior.