I am a big advocate of hand sketching in an analog manner. I'm always sketching and this is where some of those sketches are likely to end up. I will be updating this area from time to time and may include other things, such as updates, news, or any other little projects that I think you may be interested in. Comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.
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September 9, 2016

This was a project three of my partners and myself worked on. We make up Sketchy Design Studio based out of Orange County California. We were successfully funded on Kickstarter with this product and raised over $100,000 for manufacturing costs.


August 30, 2015

My love for motorcycles goes way back to about the time I could walk. This is a hopeful design for a personal bike build in the very near future. I enjoy this rough style of sketching using pen, paper, and then scanning it in to photoshop for little touches.







June 16, 2014

This was a concept weekend size backpack for 2-3 day hikes. The back armor serves as a sheath for a machete or other tools. The pack has an integrated and removable inner frame.



September 14, 2013

I did these concepts back when I was in school. The idea behind it was to come up with a concept vehicle with an alternative fuel or a more fuel efficient platform to power it.


I came up with a small hydrogen powered turbine engine to power a motorcycle. Hydrogen power...

March 15, 2013

Some rough architectural sketches just for fun.


May 14, 2012


This was a collaboration with UCI's Engineering dept and The Art Institute - Orange County's Industrial Design Team. We set out to design and build an innovative car body for the 2011 race season.

For the 2011 SAE Race season,  UC Irvine's Engineering Department and Th...

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