Pump Fresh for Zing Anything
Role: Design Research, Sketch Ideation, Physical Prototyping, AutoCAD and Solidworks 3D Modeling.
At Chicago-based design consultancy, Studio Murmur, I was tasked with designing a pump to accompany a stay-fresh vacuum lid used to preserve freshly juiced fruits and vegetables in Mason jars. This involved dozens of sketches and form exploration models using paper and clay to come up with a pump that would match the design language of the cap and stay on trend with the client's existing products.
After making clay physical models of handles and straps, I researched existing pump mechanisms and to develop a 3D SolidWorks model that could be made into a working physical prototype. The client decided on a handle shape using comolded ABS and TPR and we helped in selecting the correct shore hardness, texture, and color variations. Pump Fresh is now available in stores and online.
We delivered high quality 3D renders of different handle and color variations and worked with the company's lead engineer to deliver working drawings and 3D models of the full assembly and bill of materials to create manufacturable prototypes.