STILLWATER

BACK TO CITY
Thumb slide09

The Product Design Journey

BY DAVID JUSTIS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

As and Industrial Designer, David Justis is part of a relatively rare breed of creative professionals. For the past ten years he’s provided vision and design direction for the overall look of Kicker’s after-market car audio, home & personal, marine and powersports audio. Through empathy, observation, ideation, concept development, an understanding of materials and process, and copious amounts of sketching, David helps bridge the gap between engineering and aesthetics, which plays an integral role in creating a cohesive look for product lines that reflect a strong brand identity.

Thumb slide18

Color and Music

BY RYAN HENDRIX
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Ryan Hendrix is the founder of Stillwater based indie rock band Colourmusic. The band has released three albums, “F, Monday, Orange, February, Venus, Lunatic 1 or 13” (2008), “My____ is pink” (2011), and “May You Marry Rich” (2014). Colourmusic's forthcoming album “Swimsuit” is set to be released 2/4/19. Ryan Hendrix is also a lecturer in the music business program at ACM@UCO.

Thumb slide15

Joining paths: materials and music

BY MARTHA AVRETT
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Martha Williford Avrett is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and studied opera at the Manhattan School. She sang leading roles as a classical mezzo-soprano at Houston Grand Opera. Marriage brought her to Stillwater where she found master teacher, metalsmith Chris Ramsay. She taught 3D design and beginning jewelry at OSU and assisted at Penland and Haystack School of Crafts. Two performances as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic brought her back into music. Presently she teaches classical voice in the OSU Department of Music.

Thumb slide02

Func Emp Bio Design

BY ADITYA JAYADAS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Aditya Jayadas is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Design, Housing & Merchandising at OSU. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a Human Factors and Ergonomics emphasis from Texas Tech University in 2013. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and American Society of Biomechanics. He teaches Problem Solving Strategies, Research Methods, Wicked Problems, Empathic Design, and Anthropometry & Ergonomics in Design. His research interests include: falls in older individuals, low back pain in police officers and blood flow issues with prolonged sitting. When he is not teaching or doing research, he likes to spend time in nature, watch football and basketball, and cook.

Collaborators: Adriana Petrova, Semra Peksoz and Mihyun Kang

Sketches: Blakelee Stowers

Thumb slide02

The Power of Constraints

BY STAN CARROLL
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Living and breathing a digital 3D design-centric career which stretches well beyond the typical domain of an architect, Stan Carroll, a 25-year practitioner, regularly tests the limits of form and function. His work spans from the design ideas to the hands-on fabrication within the domains of furniture design, building design, urban place making, and large public art. In 2009 Carroll was surprised by a seemingly trivial decision to learn computer coding. This decision ultimately transformed his career in the most profound way. By providing access to complex 3D forms previously inaccessible with 20th-century tools his entire design process was redefined. For the past ten years, Carroll has taken advantage of the new found computational methodologies in a variety of ground breaking works of public art; the largest of which was created during his role as co-designer on the award-winning SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge in Oklahoma City.
Once the bridge was completed, Carroll found himself in what seemed like a computational desert. Inspired by the new possibilities offered by computation, Carroll could recognize an even greater potential of these new tools but without other nearby collaborators in the computational field, he found himself unable to move beyond the initial plateau. Not deterred by the current environment, as a lifelong learner, Carroll moved to develop his computational design skills further by obtaining a master’s degree at age 53 in London in a computational design program.
Since returning to Oklahoma, Carroll completed a four hear stint teaching undergraduate design studios and computation at OSU School of Architecture. He continues to pursue public art and is currently completing the construction phase of a $2.3 million memorial for a World War II hero in Waco, Texas which he won in a design competition among 26 other competitors. The Doris Miller Memorial is scheduled to be completed by December 2018.

Thumb slide17

Bricolage

BY YU TAKEBE
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Fresh off the boat. Born and raised in Japan. Yu Takebe started creating artworks in early ages, inspired by organic patterns, calligraphy, and Japanese folk arts. He enjoys finding new materials every time he moves to a new city with his wife.

Thumb slide02

A Growing Passion

BY STEVE OWENS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Steve Owens is a Nurseryman, Plant Hunter and Gardener. He holds BS and MS degrees in Horticulture from OSU and is a former Host, writer and producer of the popular TV program, Oklahoma Gardening. Steve is the author of ‘Best Garden Plants for Oklahoma’ and frequently lectures at gardening venues throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states. He and his wife Ruth are the owners of Bustani Plant Farm, a specialty nursery in Stillwater that grows and offers unique out-of-the-ordinary plants.

Thumb slide09

Puterka Fine Art; 3D & 2D designs

BY KATY PUTERKA
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Katy Puterka was raised in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Puterka works primarily in jewelry making and secondarily in watercolor. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Oklahoma State University in May of 2015. Puterka’s artwork has been featured in Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Art Gallery, Kasum Gallery, Oklahoma Contemporary, Niche Awards Gallery, Graphite Elements & Design Art Gallery, Gardiner Art Gallery, Hardesty Center for Fablab, and locally exhibited in Stillwater.

Thumb slide1

Heirloom Rustic Ales

BY ZACH FRENCH (HEIRLOOM RUSTIC ALES)
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

Born in November 2017 to the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood in Tulsa, Ok, Heirloom Rustic Ales brew small-batch beers that move slowly to completion. They look to make things that are refreshing, simple, approachable and affordable. Heirloom welcomes all to their taproom to meet new people, talk to strangers and play old records, with the hope that you leave amused and lighthearted.

Thumb slide7

Land Run 100

BY BOBBY WINTLE
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

The Co-Owner of District Bicycles in Downtown, Stillwater, Bobby Wintle began a 100-mile dirt road race called Land Run 100. Which is now one of the top three gravel/dirt road races in the world with over 1500 participants from 40 States and 4 countries in 2018. He believes in community and outward thinking and living, and believe in doing things you never thought possible.

Thumb slide1

Aesthetics in Design

BY JUSTEN RENYER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

Designer and educator, Justen Renyer has a wide range of interests including painting, drawing, illustration, music production, motion design and many more. Winner of several awards in regional, national and international level competitions, Justen has been creating self-initiated works and involved in client-commissioned works utilizing a variety of media and aesthetics.

Thumb slide6

Navigating Art & Design

BY ELIZABETH SEILS
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 17, 2018

Elizabeth Seils graduated in the fall of 2017 from Oklahoma State University as a Graphic Designer and works on general graphic design but has a passion for UI & UX design. She primarily improves how users navigate and respond to agricultural software. Besides graphic design, she continues to play around with traditional crafts such as creating jewelry and drawing unrealistic cartoons of her dogs’ personalities.

VIEW MORE