StudioCruz is the consultancy of Chris Yonge, a designer with four decades' experience of working with products, situations, processes, and ideas. StudioCruz collaborates with fellow professionals in the central California region on projects that help clients improve and promote their services and products. The studio's clients include litigation firms, product innovators, educational institutions, corporations, small businesses, and individuals. Click on an image for more detail on an aspect of the studio's work.
Design is easy to talk about but difficult to describe. StudioCruz treats it as the blend of form, function, materials, and manufacture where the details of manufacture, material, and processes each contribute to more than one goal.
StudioCruz offers design and development services for those with new product concepts, including design, digital modeling, appearance models, and functional prototypes. We have rapid in-house 3D printing and laser cutting with access through business partners in the area to more advanced 3D printing in plastics and metals, CNC machining of full sheet plywood, and water jet cut sheet metal components.
Chris Yonge has taught digital modeling and 3D animation in the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California in Santa Cruz since 2011 and at Cabrillo College since 2016. The courses are popular and taught several times a year. They are supported by a wide range of PDF handouts and custom videos. 3D training for schools, companies, and individuals is available for Blender, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, and technical communication in general.
Design, digital modeling, animation, and teaching are both Chris' profession and enthusiasm. These pages show two examples of those interests. Some of his personal writing is at https://chrisyonge.substack.com/.