INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER & CREATIVE
The 1970's View-Master (Bought from a thrift store in NE Portland)

THE VIEW-MASTER PORTFOLIO

As a creative, I enjoy telling stories. This is a personal project that allows me to share my story and work, in a creative way, to others with a use of one of my favorite childhood toys.

Colliding the present & the future with the past. 

The Story:
The first time I was in Portland back in August 2015, I came across one of my favorite toys as a child, the View-Master.  I ended up buying the vintage 1970's View-Master for $7 from a thrift store in NE Portland. Ever since then, that vintage piece has been sitting on my desk, not having much purpose other than an aesthetic display. 
One day, I was working on my portfolio, prepping it for future applications, and saw the View-Master. I thought to myself: "Hmm, How can I share stories of my work to others? Can I use this View-Master in any way?" 

With the use of my "maker" and "creative" skills, I successfully created this project in two days.  It's an on-going project, meaning that every time I have a new project, I will create a new reel for it. This will help me keep track of my final years in design school. So far, I've created ten different reels for it! Enjoy!

(Note: The View-Master photographed below was sent specifically to a company, in hopes of a Color & Material design internship, hence the three stripes/branding on the packaging.)

The 1970's View-Master (Bought from a thrift store in NE Portland)

The 1970's View-Master (Bought from a thrift store in NE Portland)

The Cut Reels

The Cut Reels

The Hand-Assembled Reels

The Hand-Assembled Reels

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The View-Master Portfolio

The View-Master Portfolio

The Packaging

The Packaging

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SNEAK PEEK OF THE INSIDE

SNEAK PEEK OF THE INSIDE

The View-Master Portfolio Sneak Peek

The View-Master & I @ the PENSOLE Studio / Mlab

The View-Master & I @ the PENSOLE Studio / Mlab