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Rokon Rendering February 18, 2017

    I was doing some research on the old Rokon 2wd motorcycle the other day and decided to do a modern interpretation of it.  It’s a pretty unique bike with very little rear suspension, a low center of gravity, and front suspension that allows the front wheel to be powered.  On some models, the power to the front wheel is disabled when you turn it past a certain point, so that the front end doesn’t slip out. Earlier I…

Power Tool Sketch December 28, 2016

I’ve always liked good tools, and recently seen some sketches by some guys from some of these major brands.  I decided to give it a shot and render up an impact driver concept.  These are tough for me because they need a ton of detail to look cool and “machine like”.  I’m fairly good at getting overall shapes, but struggle with really tiny details.  I could take this one quite a bit further, but then it wouldn’t really be a…

TV REMOTE SKETCH December 26, 2016

While sitting here on vacation, I wanted to do a sketch rendering of something with more organic shapes.  There is was this remote control for a television laying on the table, and I decided to do a quick rendition of what I think would be a next generation version of it.

Creativity On Demand November 23, 2016

    Here are some mini insights into my creative process after 10 years in the industry. The most “fun” job. You are the group or person that get’s to be “artistic” and “creative”.  It’s important to realize that you provide an important service.  Equally important is to realize that you don’t work in a vacuum.  You need a relationship with marketing, engineering, and manufacturing to make the design process a success.  Whether this is done in person, or remotely,…

Hey! We have a new website and blog. August 13, 2016

After 15 years I’d say it’s about time to finish up this webspace.  Yes, 15 years..I’ve owned “dickmandesign.com” for that long and tried many times to make some sort of landing pad for my design related content.  There are still a few bugs in this site, but I think it’s safe to say, with the help of a really good template, and taking some time to learn a little bit about wordpress….we have the start of a decent website.