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A good concept provides a unified vision that delivers the desired message and shows a creative and insightful response to the design parameters. Ideas established during the concept phase will become the primary source of inspiration and the framework for future decisions, ultimately becoming the message that communicates who you are.
Design development refines your concept to bring it closer to fruition. All details and specifications are then bundled into production files or construction documents, depending on the type and scope of the project. We then oversee and communicate with fabricators, installers, and builders to ensure the best result.
A sketch, rendering, or illustration of a project before it exists tells the story quicker and better than any other document. There is no substitute when it comes to generating excitement, communicating intent, or boosting sales. In the scheme of overall project costs, it is a great investment.
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Collecting high-quality contextual photos is an important part of visualization, so we upgraded our early DJI Phantom series drone to a Mavic Pro. At just about 1.5 lbs including the battery, it travels easily to building sites and collapses to a convenient 3” by 8”. The greatest improvement over our old manually adjusted camera mount […]
If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss this amazing free exhibit near the Embarcadero that shows “how design shapes the world.” The Autodesk Gallery features a variety of exhibits that illuminate the importance of design in buildings, machines, and everyday products. One of my personal favorites was the rock-cut shrines which could be viewed as […]
When the original H Boutique closed its doors, the display fixtures were warehoused for later use at the Harry Ritchie’s flagship store at Valley River Center. Hopper Design was asked to rethink the “ribbon” display case that was originally designed to attach to a glazing wall and give the illusion of floating between columns. With […]
“Jan/Mike: You both have enabled us to kick it up a notch, and our new look is a direct expression both of your professionalism, talent, and desire to provide us with a store we can all be proud of. Thanks. I just stood outside the store, and Marveled at your creation.”
-Jerry commenting on the first re-imagined store in Medford, Oregon
Jerry Friedson, Former Vice-president, Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers
“I call Mike when I have a speculative project or want help fleshing out a conceptual design. He can take rough sketches, notations, and verbal direction, and create engaging drawings. Planning department staff and public reviewers appreciate the quality of his work, knowing it will deliver the intended message. When people are on board, it becomes easier to get approval and move the project forward – with minimal effort and time invested. Having visual representation of ideas is also helpful in generating discussion and delving further into design. In the end clients and stakeholders come away from the meetings feeling inspired and excited after seeing Mike’s work.”
– On concept development and collaborationDaniel Hoy, Architect, AIA
“It was time to bring our 60’s era restaurant and lounge into the 21st century. Mike gave us a master plan, for both inside and out. He is an excellent resource for innovative and creative ideas and materials, that will not only update our image, but incorporate nostalgia to enhance the original design.”
– On the design package for Darrell’s Restaurant and Amber RoomPatrick Hubler, President, Hubler Restaurant Inc.