Product Design

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Howitzer’s fine (superbly amazing – awesome) roasted coffees

I have spent a couple of months working on a range of roasted coffees with my roasters and blenders. The selection process was arduous (read fun and excellent) – tasting loads of blends and making selections based on tasting notes, acidity and punchy-ness. 3 blends were selected and are now available as part of the … Continue reading

Howitzer Hand shaped Boards – 3rd batch


Howitzer Handshaped Surfboards

My first 5 handshaped boards, of many to come.  I see these as Artisan boards – creatively imagined and meticulously crafted.  

Howitzer Surfboards going strong.

After shaping and surfing my first board (and consequently selling it in the same day I put it online), I decided to shape myself another board. I think my boards are to pro shaped boards what craft beer is to Heineken. I got an order for a 6’0 Fish – based on my first board’s … Continue reading

Vehicles for graphics – Generic

I recently had to do a project for a petrochemical company.  Their range of lubricants are vehicle specific and for the different types of products I modelled generic vehicles that could be used for the graphics. Basic wireframe rendered models, nothing fancy.

Hand shaping my first Howitzer 6’9 surfboard.

I’m an amateur surfer, and being a designer I want to shape my own board.Since I have no idea what I’m doing in regards to surfboard design I took to reading up on what would be a great second board. After many many blogs, websites, forums and friend input – I’ve decided on a 6’11 … Continue reading

Crystal pickup trucks.

I rendered up a couple of Hotrod pickups in coloured glass – looking pretty cool, so I thought I’d share them.

’28/29 Ford Pickup Hotrod

A quick model/render that I did to inspire a hotrod pickup build I am planning for the not-too-distant future. Its based on a 1929 Ford pickup.      

BST (Goldspeed) Carbon wheel / Husaberg front brake billet rotor adapter.

Some designs originate from a place of pure imagination, some innovation, some boredom and some of necessity, as was the case with this design. BST (Blackstone Tec) has the lightest strongest motorcycle wheels available on the market today (not my claim – go and have a look at the tests – fricken awesome stuffs) – … Continue reading

Mclaren F1 Steering wheel.

I modeled from a couple of photos the steering wheel from the 09 or 2010 Mclaren F1 car. Here is the clay model, and then the fully textured model of the steering wheel.