Here in Phase Two of creating a dust mask with integrated eye protection, industrial designer Eric Strebel demonstrates the balance between digital and manual: When to CAD and when not to CAD, and the benefits of modeling vs. leaving yourself room to shape things by hand, finding the form in a more natural, intuitive way.
Following a close call in the shop some years ago, I paid big bucks for a full-face respirator/eye protector. If I had industrial designer Eric Strebel's skillset, I'd have built my own and saved the cash. In this video Strebel demonstrates a number of techniques, including casting his own nose
As industrial designers we both use tools and appreciate objects on an emotional level, so it's not surprising that we become attached to tools. When Eric Strebel's decades-old, favorite X-Acto knife looked like it was going to give up the ghost, he worked up a quick fix with copper, beautifying
When it's time to present something to the client, depending on certain factors some of you will reach for Prismacolors, others for the Wacom. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel runs down the difference between analog and digital, rendering up some glass bottles to make his points:
Never mind what you can do for clients--the biggest perk of having an ID background is that you can design and build cool stuff for yourself, customized to your idiosyncrasies. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel needs a charging station to fit his specific workflow. With a little sci-fi inspiration, he