April Ansley University of CincinnatiIndustrial Design 2007-2012                              765.505.1747                ...
EDUCATION                                                  WORK EXPERIENCE                                         SKILLSU...
Objective:           Identify problems with a traditional tool and design a product that addresses those issues.          ...
s wrist                   to the user’  Bei ng attached                 ,                    thing handy        keeps ever...
Fits standard wristwatch bands                       Side tabs radio back their location to the                           ...
Retro Clock Radio Design   765.505.1747                           april.ansley@live.com                                   ...
wood                                              Leather and                         Clear plastic                       ...
Objective:   Research a brand and design a project in their style that reuses its packaging as part of the             pro...
nd shades               EA lamps aW hile most IK                  to use                  ly, I decided          The lampa...
Fabric bag becomes a draw-                                  string bag to protect the lamp.                  Extendable st...
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e of card-                el was mad    sketch mod                    ded.  A                  hics were ad  board  before...
Objective:   Design a product that is geared toward current trends in housewares.                                         ...
Baby Food Processor   765.505.1747                      april.ansley@live.com                                             ...
The bowls                                  go from th                      processor to            e baby food            ...
1                                                                                                                         ...
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Objective:   Identify problems common to model railroaders and design solutions for them.                                 ...
ists are                  MRR hobby      majority of                   e, The                    than averag  60-yea r-old...
to                     tilated placeA safe  and well ven           lways                  ng doesn’t a do spray painti    ...
Tiny shelves             were create                          d  from strips              of plastic.                     ...
Trays on shelf runners provide a system for storing projects not currently                  being worked on. This system a...
An inspirati                                                    on board w                                                ...
I hand stitch                                                    ed tiny trim                                      the edg...
Objective:   Design a chair that uses non-traditional materials and comes in under the current school             record f...
Names             Other Names                50% Female    Myself   99% Female   2.5% Female                              ...
the                          k through    I fished a small hoo                                  magnet                    ...
Aluminum tubing bent and welded to a     continuous piece and shined with polish.                                         ...
The present war took a turn for the worst. The US received intelligence on an im-                                      min...
Objective:            Land an internship that will allow me to utilize my problem solving design skills.                  ...
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  1. 1. April Ansley University of CincinnatiIndustrial Design 2007-2012 765.505.1747 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 1 april.ansley@live.com
  2. 2. EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLSUniversity of Cincinnati DAAP Workshop Hand skills: sketching, modeling, sewing, buildingCincinnati, OH 2007 - 2012 (expected) Cincinnati, OH present Computer operating systems: Windows, Mac, UNIXCollege of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Helped organize, design, and impliment new systems Programs: Adobe Creative Suite, Alias StudioTools,Major: Industrial Design to streamline and update the wood shop. Did usual SolidWorks, Google SketchUp, FormZ, 3D Studio Viz,Cincinnatus Scholar; Dean’s List 8 of 10 quarters shop student assistant activities as well Rhino, Milkshape, MS Office, iMovie, JavaScript and HTMLUC Biomedical Engineering Sponsored Studio SwimWaysUniversity of Cincinnati, Fall 2011 Virginia Beach, VA winter quarter 2011 EXTRA-CURRICULARSWorked with the School of Biomedical Engineering to Worked on product development team. Work was ‘The Sims 2’ Content Creator and Forum Moderatorcreate medical devices to fill unmet needs in the market done mostly in sketching, Illustrator, and mock ups Past 4 yrs to present; recognized within ‘The Sims 2’ (life-simulation computer game) web gaming commu-LiveWell Collaborative Sponsored Studio Hasbro Games nity for exceptional work multiple times.University of Cincinnati, Fall 2011 Springfield, MA winter and summer quarters 2010Worked with the School of Business and Boeing to Worked on game concept team, assisted other teams Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), MedSoredesign airplane bathrooms with focus on the middle with brainstorming, work was done mostly through Member since 2005, college chapter vice-president foraged sketching and Photoshop. Worked on licensing team, 3 yrs; high school Medieval Society member for 4 yrs, project managed, created new games and problem council member for 3 yrs, president for 1 yr. TrainedUniversity of Cincinnati, Fall 2009 solved, work was done in Photoshop and modeling in archery, and sewed muliple dresses and outfits. SeeWorked with the school of Nursing, Proctor and examples on page 24Gamble, and Hill-Rom to create solutions for bedridden Web-site designpeople, focus on the issues unique to children Self-employed from home 2007 - 2010 Theater Arts Club Designed websites for www.pynco.com, www.prai- Member for 4 yrs, set director for 1 yr and vice presi-University of Cincinnati riemoonindexing.com, www.kennys-shoes.com, and dent for 1 yr; designed stage sets for ‘The Wizard ofCincinnati, OH 2005-2007 www.spiral-light.com (no longer available) Oz’; designed and built complex staircases for ‘Phan-College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning tom of the Opera’Major: Architecture House-renovation general contractorCincinnatus Scholar; Dean’s List 3 of 5 quarters West Lafayette, IN, summer 2008 4-H Managed $75,000 home-renovation project from start Member for 7 yrs through high school; Ranked highlyWest Lafayette High School to finish, dealing with seven subcontractors; made in many projects at County Fair: Computer (GrandWest Lafayette, IN 2001 – 2005 all design decisions and approved all subcontracted Champion), Interior Design (Reserve Champion), Elec-Graduated with academic honors work. See kitchen redesign on page 15 trical (2 Reserve Champions), Cats (2 Grand Champi-High School Honor Roll 7 of 8 semesters ons, 2 Reserve Champions)National Honor Society Lifeguard, Happy Hollow & Tropicanoe Cove Pools Lafayette, IN, summers 2006 and 2005 Girl Scouts Lifeguarded, performed daily opening and closing Troop member from 2nd grade till 12th grade; top duties, cashiered, operated water slide; made several troop door-to-door cookie seller for 8 yrs running, water rescues of swimmers in trouble Junior Camp Counselor for 2 yrs SCAApril Ansley 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 2 april.ansley@live.com
  3. 3. Objective: Identify problems with a traditional tool and design a product that addresses those issues. es and that simplifi D esign a tool process. e measuring Current issu st reamlines th arise when es with tape measures the length of exceeds the the tape use and user’s arm sp ld be easy to tape snaps an. The The tool shou and drops, e workflow. measuremen losing the not inhibit th t. e done ts need to b Another over Measuremen t various looked issue accurately a process of re is the quickly and small table- cording thes e measure- nging from ments. Paper distances, ra 0 feet. and pencil a to at least 6 handy, and re rarely top projects convenient not always the most thing to use . is tool arket for th The target m do-it- middle-class In the pictu is the upper buy new re at the rig who likes to is struggling ht, the user yourself dad may not be the tape measu to hold on to to the gadgets and may or ings. re, read it, ally fixing th down while and write it most ha ndy at actu on a vertica l surface. Recording m easurements to do whil can be hard e holding measures are the tape. L difficult to p ong erform alon e.Tool Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 3 april.ansley@live.com
  4. 4. s wrist to the user’ Bei ng attached , thing handy keeps every e way. yet out of th n the Press the y side tabs o ellow butto ns on the Position the . tabs and th ey will radio be measured back their edg es of item to positions to the wrist un it.Tool Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 4 april.ansley@live.com
  5. 5. Fits standard wristwatch bands Side tabs radio back their location to the unit which calculates the measurement. Allows user to preform simple math operations to measurements Intended material is ABS plastic case, LCD screen, and rub- ber buttons. The size was determined based on the interior technology requirements, and average male wrist sizes.Tool Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 5 april.ansley@live.com
  6. 6. Retro Clock Radio Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 6 april.ansley@live.com
  7. 7. wood Leather and Clear plastic and rubberiz ed plasticUSB Flash Drive Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 7 april.ansley@live.com
  8. 8. Objective: Research a brand and design a project in their style that reuses its packaging as part of the product. IKEA is the brand I chose.Package Product 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 8 april.ansley@live.com
  9. 9. nd shades EA lamps aW hile most IK to use ly, I decided The lampare sold separate ng b ag to shade is a s a drawstri bag and pro drawstring the shade a p parts. tects the la hold the lam prior to bei mp pieces ng assemble d.Package Product 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 9 april.ansley@live.com
  10. 10. Fabric bag becomes a draw- string bag to protect the lamp. Extendable stem raises and lowers shade. Tap activated; low, med, high, off.Package Product 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 10 april.ansley@live.com
  11. 11. Hungry Hip pos was th travel gam e widest e so it det ermined th standard bo e x width. adopted my Hasbro has packaging standardized ble in stores. and is availaHasbro Travel Packaging Redesign 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 11 april.ansley@live.com
  12. 12. e of card- el was mad sketch mod ded. A hics were ad board before grapSwimWays Paddle Package Redesign 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 12 april.ansley@live.com
  13. 13. Objective: Design a product that is geared toward current trends in housewares. Eco-moms are looking er ways to for easi- prepare fres homemade h, healthy food for thei r little ones .Baby Food Processor 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 13 april.ansley@live.com
  14. 14. Baby Food Processor 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 14 april.ansley@live.com
  15. 15. The bowls go from th processor to e baby food the table to No extra co the fridge. ntainers to wash.Baby Food Processor 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 15 april.ansley@live.com
  16. 16. 1 Exploded View Components 2 1 Mixing Cup Blades will not run unless the circuit is con- 2 Blades nected by the glass cup, preventing accidents. 3 3 Motor Top 4 Motor 5 Motor Base 6 Battery Pack 4 Materials 1 Glass 2 Stainless Steel 3 Rubber Coating 5 4 Metal 5 Plastic 6 Rubber Coating Three different settings give mom options for food preperation. Slow, fast, and a reverse for mixing. 6 Extra cups with lids make leftovers and heating easy. Base plugs into a wall outlet to charge.Baby Food Processor 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 16 april.ansley@live.com
  17. 17. ased off room was b Th e entire bath very The style is the si nk design. oking. nd retro-lo geometric a The sink ba sin is made stained con of crete and th faucets are e stainless stee l.Sink and Faucet Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 17 april.ansley@live.com
  18. 18. Objective: Identify problems common to model railroaders and design solutions for them. Model railro aders use m tools on m any differe any differe nt work space nt scales. T quickly gets heir cluttered.Hobbyist Workstation 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 18 april.ansley@live.com
  19. 19. ists are MRR hobby majority of e, The than averag 60-yea r-old, taller men. tired white o verweight, reHobbyist Workstation 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 19 april.ansley@live.com
  20. 20. to tilated placeA safe and well ven lways ng doesn’t a do spray painti Large areas e picture. to create sc figure into th enery are sometim es needed. Working wit h a hot sold ering iron is often par t of the hob by.Hobbyist Workstation 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 20 april.ansley@live.com
  21. 21. Tiny shelves were create d from strips of plastic. dark alnut with a Th e wood is w a surfaces and stain on the flat edge. stain on the lighter oak Hobbyist Workstation 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 21 april.ansley@live.com
  22. 22. Trays on shelf runners provide a system for storing projects not currently being worked on. This system allows for many projects of different heights. Fluorescent lights provide bright white light. Spray booth exhausts to the outside. Wax paper drying area. Elevated hot zone keeps solder and hot glue gun accidents to a minimum. Height adjustable chairHobbyist Workstation 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 22 april.ansley@live.com
  23. 23. An inspirati on board w as put together to show the DIY trend. connected to Earbuds are bands. pretty headDIY Headphones Design 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 23 april.ansley@live.com
  24. 24. I hand stitch ed tiny trim the edges a onto ll around th and down th e dress e middle. I created a ofPieces reflec few pieces any ar ticles t a very det of jewelry a I’ve sewn m lented nature ail ori- well. A matc s my Medieva and show a hing ribbon was added clothing for attention to lot of to this broo l activities. craftsmansh ination is ch to create and Historica ip. Color coord a necklace. make the impor tant to ive. outfit cohes Medieval Theme 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 24 april.ansley@live.com
  25. 25. Objective: Design a chair that uses non-traditional materials and comes in under the current school record for weight of 12 lbs.Innovative Lightweight Chair 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 25 april.ansley@live.com
  26. 26. Names Other Names 50% Female Myself 99% Female 2.5% Female t of as made ou Seat Height Popliteal Height 16.5” 17” 17.5” 15” ual model w A functiona Seat Depth Buttock-Popliteal Length 19.2” 20” 21.1” 16.5” A vis Seat Width PVC. Hip Breadth 14.6” 15“ l model of 18.3” 11.2” te cord and cord and p parachute the parachu Backrest Height Sitting Shoulder Height 22” 23.5” 25.2” 20.8” Lumbar Height Center of Curvature Height 9” 10” lywood help 11” 7” Armrest Height Elbow Rest Height 8.9” the weaving 10” 11” ed solidify 7” technique u sed later. Backrest Angle 120º Seat Angle 5ºInnovative Lightweight Chair 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 26 april.ansley@live.com
  27. 27. the k through I fished a small hoo magnet g with a alum inum tubin ith tweezers. and drew it back out wInnovative Lightweight Chair 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 27 april.ansley@live.com
  28. 28. Aluminum tubing bent and welded to a continuous piece and shined with polish. Chair weighs 5.5 lbs, which is less than half the previous school record of 12 lbs. A single piece of parachute cord was strung through the frame and woven into a pattern to create a seat and back.Innovative Lightweight Chair 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 28 april.ansley@live.com
  29. 29. The present war took a turn for the worst. The US received intelligence on an im- minent attack on US soil. To prevent it, the US launched a preemptive strike. The target was a military base that secretly was housing bioweapons. Bio-weaponry, though banned by the Geneva Convention, was secretly researched by both the United States and the enemy. In retaliation, the enemy launched what was left. Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and D.C. were targeted, but the winds quickly spread the virus through the rest of the states. The devastation didn’t end there. The vi- rus spread by air and sea to the nearby countries, and from there, the rest of the world. The virus could not be stopped. People feared their neighbors and did what they could to protect their family. s must iving humanT he few sur v this resources in defend their ld. ptic wor post-apocaly Apocalypse Theme 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 29 april.ansley@live.com
  30. 30. Objective: Land an internship that will allow me to utilize my problem solving design skills. To see more of my work, please visit my website at: www.ansleycreative.com Halloween co stume of th Trek DS9 ch e Star viron- aracter, Ezr icles, and en i Dax. Alien colonies, veh es, Spots applied using sketch with marker ments w ere created s 2. . and The Sim photoshop,Sci-Fi Space Theme 765.505.1747 april.ansley@live.com 765.505.1747 30 april.ansley@live.com

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