Thank you for the complement! I am pretty proud of a lot of these renders, though I can only take credit for some of the designs.
The Oboz and Lifestraw designs were provided by the client, I took the time to render up their sketches and make them into something more tangible. I also work as a drafter, so I spend a fair bit of time turning renders into construction drawings. That is where I feel I get most of the realism in my renders, as a lot of them are pulled directly from the CAD files and then rendered.
I feel for you only having a few hours to turn around a project, thankfully I often have several days to refine a design, in between working on other projects. it gives me time to refine concepts in the back of my head while I am working on other stuff. Since I will also be the one responsible for drawing it up and making it feasible later, it really informs my design process and keeps it grounded.
My first round concepts will typically be a little fuzzy on details, but as we get closer to production, the details come more into focus. Being able to visually communicate how those details integrate into the design is really helpful for selling the ideas to our clients. For example, this is a render showing how a welded support bracket would be attached for a specific project:
Our clients tend to be fairly high-end, with a typical budget being in the $100k - $250k range. so almost everything is custom built. I will often spend some time on the clients website and instagram to get a sense of what their brand looks and feels like.
Some clients are more rugged, and look good with reclaimed rough wood, and raw steel brackets:
Some clients are more clean and refined, with lacquer paints and fully laminated surfaces:
Some clients are really into creative use of materials, this booth was made out of cardboard tubes:
I’d love to work together on any future projects, even if you just need someone to bounce ideas off of. Feel free to contact me vis PM here, or if you’d rather email, pm me first and I’ll send you my contact info.