"James Ian Killinger is a multi-disciplinary designer, live in New York and be doing what he loves to do everyday. Design explorations that exploit, subvert, or challenge basic assumptions of what a product is and what it could be."
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Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger

James Ian Killinger is a multi-disciplinary designer with experience in industrial, interior, graphic, and multi-media. Born and raised in the American midwest and attended Iowa State University. While earning separate bachelor’s degrees in art and psychology, he held various positions as a Staples sales associate, personal gardener, teaching assistant, woodshop technician, and painter of fire hydrants.

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After graduating in 2008, James spent a year acquiring more life experience as a jeweler’s apprentice, a flooring salesman, an unemployed boyfriend, and a mortgage office temp. Inspired by his diverse background and zeal for design, James’ work has won awards and international attention. He feels privileged to live in New York and be doing what he loves to do everyday.

 

Flask Drive

Solid state hard drive in the familiar form of a flask

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James Ian Killinger investigates the stubborn charm of archetypes and our contradictory enthusiasm for innovation. The result is a series of design explorations that exploit, subvert, or challenge basic assumptions of what a product is and what it could be.

 

Achille Work Lamp

What can you make with limited time and raw materials? All of this lamp’s components were purchased at
Home Depot and assembled with minimal alterations.

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"James Ian Killinger is a multi-disciplinary designer, live in New York and be doing what he loves to do everyday. Design explorations that exploit, subvert, or challenge basic assumptions of what a product is and what it could be."  Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger2

 

Robo Space Bug

It reduce an object to it’s raw materials and make something new. This started life as a Sega Saturn “Mission Stick.”

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"James Ian Killinger is a multi-disciplinary designer, live in New York and be doing what he loves to do everyday. Design explorations that exploit, subvert, or challenge basic assumptions of what a product is and what it could be."  Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger5

 

808B1E

Inspired by comic books, sci-fi movies, and toys, this little guy is a fusion of traditional metal-smithing techniques and modern obsessions.

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 "James Ian Killinger is a multi-disciplinary designer, live in New York and be doing what he loves to do everyday. Design explorations that exploit, subvert, or challenge basic assumptions of what a product is and what it could be."  Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger Design meet technology by James Ian Killinger7

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