About

It's 5:11 am...
I know, it's early. I'm not even a morning person. But there's something peaceful about the silence in the room, the calm in the air, and the warm Southern California light slowly casting shadows on the wall. Today, like everyday, will be busy. Before that happens I take a moment to collect my thoughts, get inspired, and begin the day like it's my last day here.  It starts at 5:11 am.

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Damien Vizcarra
5:11 am is a collection of real and daydream design work by Damien Vizcarra.  The common thread across all projects is the focus on translating consumer insights into objects and experiences that embody a harmonious balance of user aspirations, functional needs, and aesthetic appeal.  

Damien is a Principal Industrial Designer with over a decade of experience with Continuum’s Los Angeles, Boston, Shanghai, and Seoul studios.  He leads teams of designers, strategists and engineers through programs focusing on design language and new product development.  Damien also serves as faculty at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.  He is an instructor for Product Design 3, a course which requires students to work through all phases of product design with an emphasis on building a strong empathetic connection between qualitative user research and the objects they create.

Damien graduated with Honors from Art Center College of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Product Design.

Contact:
If you are interested in collaborating or would like to leave a comment, drop me a line at:

info@511am.com

(Top) Continuum LA, the former office of Charles and Ray Eames. (Middle) ArtCenter College of Design. (Bottom) "Empowering Humans Through Design" speech at the 2016 IDSA Western District conference in Denver, Colorado.

(Top) Continuum LA, the former office of Charles and Ray Eames. (Middle) ArtCenter College of Design. (Bottom) "Empowering Humans Through Design" speech at the 2016 IDSA Western District conference in Denver, Colorado.

Recognitions:
29+ US and International patents

2013 Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum  l  Targus Ultralife Accessories

2013 IDEA Finalist  l  Targus Ultralife Accessories

2012 IDEA Bronze Award, Kitchen  l  Oster Ice Shaving Blender

2011 Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum  l  Targus for PC Accessories

2010 CES Innovation Honoree  l  Targus PC Chill Mat

2010 IDEA Finalist  l  Targus for PC Accessories

2009 Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum  l  Targus for Mac Accessories

2009 BusinessWeek/IDEA, Finalist  l  Targus for Mac line

2006 Housewares Design Award  l  OXO Good Grips Utensil Holder