I believe that the best thing a Brand can offer is a feeling.

So I focus on working closely with multidisciplinary teams to find solutions to design and brand problems that are rooted in strategic insights, embrace creative concepts and while utalitarian reach for emotion.


What does it mean to me to be an Experience Designer? It means living your life to the fullest. Remembering it. Analyzing it. And applying it to create experiences for others.
Here's a snippet of my life:

When I was a kid I put washing machine powder in the salt container. I was curious. Mom was not amused.


At 14 I hung out with the goth kids. I understood the meaning of the color black.


At 16 I visited Prague and bought my first vinyl. 8 years later I got my first record player.


I used to sword fight. Not the fencing type. The iron cast blade type of swordfighting.


I once entered Language Olympics. I didn't win but I made friends with amazing Role Playing Gamers.



I am inspired by:

The Art of Alex Grey.

Branson's business savvy.

Chihuly's organic glass forms.

The music of The Doors.

Theoretics of Quantum Physics.

Turning Beat Boxing Into An Instrument
CONCEPT | BUILD | DEV | VIDEO | ART

WHY?







One night, driving home from Northern Virginia, the goofiest thought hit me. What if I could turn Beat Boxing into an object. How would it look like. How would it work? I asked two of my friends (Rob and Tim) to lend me their skills and recorded the three base sounds (Bass, Treble and Snare), and cut them into single .wav files.

HOW?




Then I gathered up my equipment. I chose ping sensors, so that one could play the Beat Boxing Box by moving their hands above it at different heights.



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Speaker Arduino Uno SD Card Ping Sensor Wave Shield Power Supply




I assigned three distances to each sensor giving me a total of 9 different sounds that could be mixed and matched together. I decided on using three Arduinos, so that each instrument section could be played simultaneously.





Finally I made some sketches of the final product and using a laser cutter, cut out the design from wood. The Sensors were tucked inside the box, with an opening allowing for their proper function.





Beat Boxing Box received a special recognition for "Favorite Toy of the Night" from the judges at the Tech+ Toys Event.


WHO?

SKILLS/TOOLS I USED:

Concept
Arduino
Photography
Design
Laser Cutting

THE TEAM:

  • XD: EWA KARWETA