(Next to my hero, Adam Savage)
Hi, I’m Yosei, and for as long as I can remember, I have loved THINGS. What I mean by that is, I’ve always had a fascination with the objects that are a part of our daily lives. My childhood was defined by Optimus Prime, LEGO, model planes, and earth-movers. My resulting love for linkages, pulleys, and pistons led me down a path to begin making mechanical creations of my own, to earn a degree in mechanical engineering, and to develop my unfaltering passion to create wonderful things from ideas.
I believe the objects we interact with each day can have a profoundly positive effect on the quality of our lives. However, I feel a responsibility to consider not just the immediate quality of our own lives, but also those of other species with whom we share this planet, as well as future generations. I believe that good, considered design serves as an important nucleus to begin shaping a better world, and securing a bright future. Let’s get Making!
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Here’s What I’m Good At
This is my wheelhouse! I can fabricate things in wood, metal, plastics, and even fabric. It’s hard to list everything, but here are a few ways I make things:
Carbon fiber composite lay-ups
Small-batch resin casting
I excel at making things look like they could sit on a store shelf. A couple of things I can do for your business are:
Photo + presentation-ready prototypes
I’ve spent over a decade (and counting!) working as an engineer and am familiar large portions of the product-development pipeline. Some of my skills and knowledge include:
Mechanical design of:
Injection molded plastics
Technical engineering drawings
DFM + DFA
Requests for quotes
Tooling design requirements
I like to say that while I’m trained as an engineer, I’m a designer at heart. I’m self-taught as a designer and seek inspiration from the best. I can provide: