I view Technical Design as an art form, creatively balancing the functional needs of a project with aesthetics, cost and time. As a Technical Designer I use all of these elements in my process as I continue to innovate.
As I develop new ideas, I research existing products and methods, make mock-ups and prototypes, and consider the materials, tools and resources it will take to create them. I talk with fabricators, material specialists and engineers to make educated and responsible decisions.
I am always questioning the details – What’s the longevity on the fabrication process? How will this part fair in transport? What other products have used this technique and what makes them successful? How can I make this more user friendly? I imagine all stages of the design, and consider the effects.