Senior capstone: Classroom Furniture System
This project was born out of my desire to design furniture for childhood education. Primary research revealed a design opportunity for special education furniture, which further directed my research. I sought to design a single, modular, space saving classroom furniture system which accommodates children of all abilities and enhances the storage of necessary seating and activity devices.
Comprehensive capstone process book (Download CapstoneBook.pdf):
Senior Year Exhibit Design Internship
During my final semester at RIT
I interned part-time for Tim Prinzing at RES Exhibits in Rochester. After rapidly becoming
proficient in Autocad Inventor, I was connected with RIT department chair Josh Owen
to design a tradeshow display for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. I
learned how to balance my client's design vision with my employer's objectives
in order to produce a result which satisfied the goals of all parties involved.
ICFF Photos Shared on Facebook
renders, models, and drawings
Unused web design for ieSimplified client
While working for ieSimplified, an opportunity arose to design a website for a new client who was selling gift packages for pets. Although the site was never completed, it was fun to design a shopping experience for pet owners. Currently the store and shopping cart pages are partially functional, allowing users to sort items, view item details, and add items to a cart.
Castleblocks is a project that my sister and I have been working on for several years. As children, we always wished that we had a block set particularly designed to make castles, and now we have the opportunity to create what we dreamed of. Currently, we only have a paper version completed to test viability.
Sometimes I just need to play, and I pick up a marker, a pen, or just some wire and begin to make something. These are artifacts of an active mind applying itself to 2d and 3d mediums. Nobody paid me for these!
Sometimes, when I see a thing or a place which has some natural or designed beauty, I wish I could capture the feeling of joy that I have. Capturing joy is difficult, but photography can at least remember the vision I saw and remind me of a piece of it later. Most of these photos were taken during a photography class in the spring of 2017 when I had access to a high quality camera
A friend, Matthew Fox, asked me to help him illustrate a poem he is working on titled "Anno Domini". I will be uploading some of the progress images here.
Hi, I'm Daniel Schwab. I love designing pretty much anything, but my formal education is in Industrial Design with minors in Web Design and Development and Music Performance. Now that I have graduated, I hope to jump right into a corporate environment or a smaller design firm, but I am still looking for the right position. During my enrollment at RIT, I focused on developing an interdisciplinary design sense, and exploring the realms of graphic design, interface design, and user experience design, as well as maintaining my interest in music, history, and theology. If you haven't already, take a look at some of my work. I try to add the latest designs when I have time!