Gerth Kuusk disainer / kunstnik

Drawings

Paintings

Graphic design

3D models

Beach equipment "Wave"

The main goal of this project was to map different problems and offer new solutions to mitigate or solve the problems connected to Paralepa beach in Haapsalu. One of the issues was the fact that the water level is low and people need to walk a long distance before they can start swimming. New concept contains rafts and statues to alleviate that problem. The straight line of statues gives information how far you need to go to find water deep enough for swimming. Rafts can be used to sunbathe next to the swimming area so they are removing the need to walk long distances every time people want to swim. New set of items contained also shower cabins and information board for air and water temperatures.

This project was a group work in Haapsalu College lectured by Leonardo Meigas. Sketches, pictures and 3D models presented on this portfolio are made by Gerth Kuusk.

Physiotherapy equipment "Upik"

Upik is a ball game used in physiotherapy to promote motor skills in children with developmental delays. Its playful scenario motivates them to improve eye-hand coordination, grabbing and releasing objects, reaching up, crouching, pulling to a standing position and standing with support. The honeycomb-like structure creates a network of ramps for the ball to roll down and also acts as a standing aid for the child. The simple exterior of the wall allows the therapist to help the child from any direction and the bottom plate ensures that the wall stays firmly upright.

Upik can be easily disassembled for compact storage and convenient transport. The components are made out of Valchromat – a material comprising of natural pinewood, organic dyes and special resins that is well-suited for the construction of children’s products. This product was developed as a student project in TLU Haapsalu College in cooperation with The Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation.

Market in Haapsalu New concept

The starting point for this project was the claim that Haapsalu's city market is not popular anymore among the citizens and it needs new ideas and fresh look. I proposed a new concept for the whole space with different areas for indoor and outdoor market, and a cafe. When I started to work with the new visual look of the market, I realized that the whole town should have one consistent visual identity. If Haapsalu could have a brand book and set of graphical rules, it could be used to execute similar smaller projects and the town could have a strong, recognizable and consistent look.

This project was a course in Haapsalu College lectured by Arvo Pärenson. Sketches, pictures and 3D models presented on this portfolio are made by Gerth Kuusk.

Curriculum Vitae

Gerth Kuusk

Education

  • 2016 - 2019 Tallinn University Haapsalu College, Handicraft Technology and Design, cum laude
  • 2013 - 2015 Estonian Academy of Arts Open Academy advanced training "Classical Painting"

Employment History

  • 2014 - ... Plumbr - Designer and front-end developer
  • 2009 - 2014 Webmedia Group AS / Nortal AS - front-end developer

Group exhibitions

  • 25.04 - 15.05.2019 Tartu Young Art Exhibition and Auction (spring), Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tartu
  • 23.09 - 05.10.2016 Tartu Young Art Exhibition and Auction (autumn), Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tartu
  • 14.05 - 19.06.2016 Spring Exhibition. The 16th annual exhibition of the Estonian Artists’ Association. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
  • 27.04 - 17.05.2016 Tartu Young Art Exhibition and Auction (spring), Tartu Centre for Creative Industries, Tartu
  • 01.04 - 22.05.2016 The exhibition of the Estonian Painters’ Association "CHANGING AND UNCHANGEABLE". The Museum of New Art (MONA), Pärnu
  • 18.03 - 30.04.2015 Estonian Academy of Arts "Classical Painting" students group exhibition “Trap”. MäSu gallery, Tallinn
  • 14.03 - 19.04.2015 The exhibition of the Estonian Painters’ Association "CONTINUITY AND NOVELTY: Estonian Contemporary Painting". The Museum of New Art (MONA), Pärnu

Contest and awards

  • 2018 September Nominee of the Bruno Product Design Award, with physiotherapy equipment Upik.

Contact

  • email: gerth.kuusk@gmail.com
  • skype: gerth.kuusk
  • mobile: +372 520 0416
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