Design Blog of Daniel Louder

Aspiring Industrial Designer with a B.S. in Industrial Design and a B.A. in Spanish, having graduated in 2012. I like drawing, using Apple products, reading, and listening to podcasts. When not doing that, I enjoy Radiohead and science fiction, and especially both at the same time.

You can follow me on App.net (please forgive all the puns). Additionally you can email me if you'd like.

Site Launch - From www.louderdesign.org

After a month or two setting up stuff, tweaking knobs and whatnot, and spending more time than I’d care to admit getting my custom email to work (contact form is to the left if you’d like to try it out), my site is finally ready for new eyes.

The purpose of this site is to be your one stop shop for everything in the world of design, that relates to Daniel Louder in any way. I’m sure I’ll never get used to writing about myself in third person. Or first person, for that matter.

In the coming weeks I’ll be rolling out a new portfolio, one that better showcases my sketching ability, as well as a layout that is more suited for the web and looking at on a screen. I’ll also be adding some longer form writing to this website about the world of design, and the things it makes me think about. 

Finally this website will house shorter blog entries, such as the one. I hope you enjoy and I hope I keep this damn thing going.

Working on moving to Squarespace

So there won’t be any posts here in awhile. I’m trying to build up some contact for my own website. I will post a link here (and elsewhere) when it’s done.

Went hiking last Saturday morning. There were a lot of cattle about, and I fount the marking on the faces of this heifer and calf really interesting. I also love how the photo turned out, with the color and composition. The only editing I did was cropping.

Went hiking last Saturday morning. There were a lot of cattle about, and I fount the marking on the faces of this heifer and calf really interesting. I also love how the photo turned out, with the color and composition. The only editing I did was cropping.

Some stuff I’ve been drawing in lieu of weekly sketches. Scanning them in is too much of a hassle.

Sketches of the Week: Week 2
This week I decided to work on anatomy, specifically faces. I want to get better at various expressions and emotions as well as the overall human form.

Sketches of the Week: Week 2

This week I decided to work on anatomy, specifically faces. I want to get better at various expressions and emotions as well as the overall human form.

Sketches of the Week: Week 1

So I’m going to attempt a weekly upload of sketches. I need to keep up/improve my skills so hopefully this flow will help that. 

In the first image I asked myself, “What if we could design fruit?” Either to be more easy to eat or store or carry, I just wanted to add some sort of modification to make fruit better. While I’m not breaking any new ground in terms of how creative this exercise is, it’s quite fun and  is something I may mess with again in the future since there seem to be a lot of opportunities here. 

The second image features a zombie killing weapon (hatchet/spike evolution from a hammer) and a weapon I’ve imagined over the years. Further, is a sort of transport aircraft of some kind. I want to do more tools as well as vehicles. 

Best-Laid Plans and Most-Current Updates

So. 

I’ve gotten a lot done this last few months, and I’ll try to recap accordingly. I graduated, moved down South to Northern California, got a job and started being a real human being.


(Song marginally related, in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way) 

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