Gaston Lighthouse and StatusQuotes
Nancy Gaston is an inventor living outside of Washington, D.C. When she decided to put her idea for a new piece of office equipment into play, she gave me a call to help design the object and build her promotional materials. I jumped at the chance to do my first piece of industrial design.
The resulting device, the StatusQuotes system from Gaston Lighthouse (her new company) is a large board with color-coded slide-in pieces to indicate where a particular person can be found. I helped design the product, adding slots to the top for nameplates and personal effects and guiding color choices and shapes. In addition, I also created the logos for the company and the product, designed and built the print materials and websites, and went on research meetings with Nancy to observe the concept-to-market process. All in all, this was one of my more fascinating projects.