A 17' wooden kayak and matching paddle that are completely handcrafted using the traditional method of strip-built construction while integrating the highest quality of materials.
My contributions to the project: primary and secondary research, analysis on boat construction, ideation and conceptualization, 3D modeling using Rhinoceros for laser cutting ribs, pattern exploration, all parts of the building process and graphic communication for presentations during all stages of the design.
A collection of creative characters developed for multiple private labels and under the PetZone brand.
Photo by John Keon
Claudia Miranda is Brooklyn-based trained Industrial Designer with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). With over 500+ toys in the market and multiple design patents, Claudia truly enjoys creating entertaining activities for the whole family.
She has designed products for a number of companies, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Chick-Fil-A, and Petsmart; experiences which have honed her abilities in the design field. Claudia has also co-lead the development of multiple lines of licensed products with partners such as the NBA, Warner Bros, Netflix, Disney, and Sesame Street.
With a strong passion for education, Claudia hopes to one day take on her family legacy as a college professor as she is excited to share her experience the next generation of artists and designers.
In One Word: Translator
Growing up in a multicultural environment allowed her to become fast at communicating ideas. Claudia speaks five languages fluently and is currently studying Mandarin. This has allow her to understand cultural differences that most people ignore and ensure they are taking into consideration when communicating ideas with vendors, clients, and team members. She strives to create designs that actively integrate the target audience and their culture into the final products. Being a polyglot has become especially useful as it allowed Claudia to translate problems into solutions, research into innovation, and ideas into strategies.
Awards, publications, lectures
HypeBeast - Featured “Orbit Robot” Skindiver Watch, case back design
Bark Post- Featured designs on BarkBox x Jurassic World™ collection
BARK.co - Brand Partnerships multiple featured toys
SUBTA (Subscription Trade Association) - Featured Space Jam x BARK toys
Yanko Design- Designing Products That Break Biases
Designing the Toys of the Future - Wave Learning Festival (Instructor on Wave 5)
Pet Product News - Industry Voices Choys (Aussie Naturals)
New Jersey Senate and General Assembly Recognition for Logo Design
Core 77 - Sketching Challenge Finalist
Small Boats Magazine - Reader Built Boat Feature
European Product Design Award - 'Excalibulb'
Featured Article 'Dreamweaver' on Route Five Magazine
SCAD Academic Catalog Publication
Port City Review Publication
Far From Home Exhibition Feature