Call with Ellen Rutt

Call with Ellen Rutt

  • trying to get a one-off is really hard

  • cast a pair of skis in some sort of material and create a mold | cast in porcelain - commentary on the fragility of the environment

  • print designs on an adhesive vinyl

  • weave in the idea with the prototype

  • impact of the real object- without the real object

  • take the parts of that

  • necessity of maximum impact- physical object, whether it works is more or less important.

  • act of recycling uses a lot of energy, where is the energy coming from

  • acknowledge the paradox of our existence

  • we aren’t going to stop producing objects, so if we are not going to, how do we continue

  • how do ask these questions knowing that the system is fucked but also hoping to highlight some ways that shed light on the subject


    • sent the past work and general idea, the vibe of our ski company and the graphics we put

    • women skis, wanted them to be a bit gendered towards women

    • provided 5-10 initial sketches

    • refined from there based on feedback

    • they sent a template and worked with the template

  • don’t concern yourself to pleasing just them - remember that whatever they think, other people exist

  • simpler you can make the initial idea and the more you can deal with the core concept the better off you are

  • keep it small and really refined

  • focus on one thing remembering that it is just for now

  • Ellen's IP: collages/digital collages that were environmentally focused, different pieces of global systems interacting, people shopping for iPhones combined with people making



December Review

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