Less Jetpacks, More Tentacles

by Jason Hinklin-Lauderdale

Industrial Design is probably a pretty tough field to break into. I imagine it takes a lot of work and effort to even get your portfolio looked at these days, let alone find a job, especially these days. So if you're lucky enough to get a prospective employer to take a glance at your work, you definitely want something that's going to stick in the mind of that person, you know? Something that truly stands out.

Like, for instance, a prosthetic tentacle arm.


Designed for a class project while getting her degree at the Industrial Design Department at the University of Washington, Kaylene Kau has not only exploded perceptions of how prosthetic arms should look, but sent an entire subset of Japanese Hentai fans to their feet, cheering her on. If that's not worth an employer's attention, I don't know what is. Good luck designing the future, Kaylene!