Shinola launches the Canfield Headphone Collection.

Shinola has announced the Canfield Headphone Collection including Over Ear and On Ear models. At Astro Studios we helped Shinola understand their position within the crowed audio market and realized how their warm, American inspired aesthetic would look in the form of a headphone. The Canfield Headphone Collection builds on design langue and positioning already established last holiday with The Runwell Turntable.

Today's release comes with the announcement of The Canfield Earbud Collection which will launch in mid December.

For now, you can check out the Canfield Headphone Collection below, and see both the Headphone Collection and Earbud Collection preview included in the links below.

Shinola Canfield Headphone and Earbud Collection on The Verge

Shinola Canfield Headphone and Earbud Collection on Gear Patrol

Shinola Canfield Headphone Collection on Hypebeast

 Canfield Over Ear Headphones

Canfield Over Ear Headphones

 Canfield On Ear Headphones

Canfield On Ear Headphones


MINUS 8 Diver Rubber Straps.

After the successful launch of the MINUS 8 Diver for Fall of 2016, I designed a Rubber Dive Strap that has released this week. Black, washed olive, and washed tan gradually introduced color to a brand that had been dominated by black, silver, and gold.

Find a few images from the design process below.

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, AND WILLING Dental First Appearance Models

I had been thinking about the , AND WILLING premium dental collection for a few years now. The project started at and was supported by Astro Studios, so I felt I owed it to them and myself to bring this project to a close. Creating appearance models forced me to finalize all outstanding details across the product line and really think about material application.

As always, there are a few things I'd change, but it was a great learning experience to take this self-initiated project to this level of completion. Below are some of the first shots of the models as I unboxed them earlier today. "Official shots" coming soon.

The final product renderings and story can be found here.


Y-3 Boot Concepts

Over the past few weeks I've completed a collection of six mid-height Y-3 boot concepts. Each feature a unique design story and are lightly rendered considering performance materials like neoprene and bonding juxtaposed against heritage materials like suede and nylon webbing.

I've added the work to the "Footwear Archives" project on the main page.

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2017 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards x Shinola The Runwell Turntable

The Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards has awarded The Shinola Runwell Turntable an Honorable Mention in the "Products Category." I'm proud to be a part of one of the few products awarded that cannot be described as "smart." In working with Shinola, it was our goal to introduce innovation by re-thinking set expectations of a particular category. Specifically, The Runwell Turntable was designed as a warm furniture piece or accessory for the home rather than a piece of audio equipment.

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"Courage" for Concept Kicks

A few months back Concept Kicks asked me to write on the topic of "Courage." It was open ended and gave me an opportunity to try to verbalize something I had been thinking about for a while. Given where I'm at in my career journey, I thought it would be a great time to share. Thanks again to Brett Golliff and Mr. Bailey for including me in the conversation. Check out the article below or listen to read it with the introduction directly at Concept Kicks.

Courage is getting started and continuing forward. It’s inevitable that each project carries specific challenges that can lead to moments of self doubt and present opportunities to give up.

When briefed a project, I almost immediately have a vision of what the final “thing” should look like, but all that’s in front of me is a blank page. The empty space is terrifying, and most often, the first visualizations do not align with the image I’ve rendered in my imagination. It’s frustrating as it’s right there in my mind, but I’m unable to communicate it to myself. There is no formula to get me there, or guarantee I’ll find a path I’m passionate about. I can only rely on the foundation I’ve built over years and invest hours, days, or even weeks in following the process and “doing the work.”

At a micro level, this same fear can be applied to each phase of a project or exercise within a phase. Applying details, choosing color and material, or creating communication assets are all unknowns that have to be faced head on. Leaving works undefined and ultimately unfinished has been my crutch to keep them to myself, safe from criticism.

Sharing work can be even more terrifying than beginning a project. What if people don’t like it? Even worse, what if the people that matter to me most don’t like it? A product or idea that lives in the world can be critiqued. It’s either “good” or “bad.” Only you know the compromises made with manufacturing, or the compromises made with clients. You can’t say, “but the intent was better.” All you have is what’s there, sitting on the table. It’s a vulnerable feeling to leave an object on its own unable to stand up for its worth.

For me, these fears are the driving force. I obsess over details so the “thing” that lives is a “thing” I believe in. I want to people to love what I’ve contributed to the culture, and I believe it’s my responsibility to make it happen.

2017 Core77 Design Awards x Shinola Power Supply Collection

Core77 has always been a huge influence on the industrial design community. Before sharing on instagram, I relied on Core77's articles and community message boards for a deeper look into the world of ID. This year with Astro Studios and the team at Shinola, I received my first Core77 award for the Shinola Power Supply Collection.

Via Core77, "Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners.

The Shinola Power Supply Collection was awarded a "Notable" for the Consumer Product Category which is described as Core77 as, "Final products designed specifically for individual use across a variety of enviornments and purposes, including but not limited to home, work, leisure, sporting, health and hygiene. Examples include: electronics, accessories, soft goods, housewares and appliances, personal care, tabletop, etc."

It feels great to be recognized with such a nice range of product. More on the 2017 Core77 Awards here, and check out the Consumer Product Awards page to vote for the Shinola Power Supply Collection as the Community Choice Price winner!