DND GM screens to die for
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DND GM screens to die for

The use case of wooden free-standing screens for a tabletop RPG may be niche, but this project was an exciting opportunity to push my tools/skills. The grain-matching inlays, backfilling routed lines with epoxy and blending laser etchings over top from it are ones I’m excited to use on more projects in the future.

Branded board game in a box
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Branded board game in a box

An abstract board game with simple components gets jazzed up at the request of a colleague. The result is a branded board game experience that anyone who comes to the office will have a chance to try.

Lord of the serving trays
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Lord of the serving trays

A Secret Santa gift of a serving tray with a secret surprise when the lights go out. Will the recipient be aglow when they see their Doors of Durin light up at night?

Spicy little spice racks
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Spicy little spice racks

Some of the projects that have the biggest impact on day-to-day quality of life are also the simplest. These 3D printed spice racks mounted on the inside of a cabinet door for easy access when a dish needs a dash of something extra.

Tiny chess set dioramas
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Tiny chess set dioramas

What happens when I re-imagined a keepsake box concept, with 3D print test files and one of the worlds’ oldest games built into its smallest form factor possible?

An orchid that will never wilt
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An orchid that will never wilt

Whether your family member has the greenest of thumbs or the farthest thing from, this 3D printed and painted orchid with built in LED grow light will have everyone wondering what their secret is.

Hex-A-Deck
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Hex-A-Deck

The deck consultant from the nearest (orange) big box store sai “Everything you are thinking of is structurally sound, but it flies in the face of hundreds of years of engineering principles.”

With Jim Carrey’s, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance” echoing in my head, I began an ambitious hex-a-deck building adventure.

DND campaign creations
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DND campaign creations

DND is equal parts decisions with dice, improvised storytelling, puzzle solving and world building that is unlike any other game you might try. For long-running campaigns, the chance to bring the best bits of lore out into the real world is a fantastic experience to share.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild table
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild table

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. This project was filled with so many mediums and opportunities to stretch my skills that it’s easily one of my most reference projects when someone asks what an ambitious Idealien Studios project looks like.

Big sound on a smaller budget
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Big sound on a smaller budget

With 11′ tall walls in a split level home, there really was no choice whether the home theatre would have projector or not. But figuring out the right way to have big sound to match in a small footprint and a not-so-big budget was interesting project to tackle.

Scale model memories
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Scale model memories

It started small helping to digitally mock up a backyard patio renovation. The idea and details grew in size but the scale model build never did. For the family members who are happily living in their forever home, but becoming harder to find just the right gift for, a scale model might be one to consider.

Sports trophy and swag
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Sports trophy and swag

After a near 30 year hiatus, a prodigious golf tournament wanted help to re-launch their event with a new logo, new trophy and other swag items for the participants.