Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines

Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - student project

Here are some of my ideas. Any thoughts on which I should go for? I do have an old site I created called Discoverchefs.com, as well as, another FoodandDrinkJobs.com which I am redesigning. The chefs could be the start to some badges / icons for a section dedicated to career paths in the Food and Beverage Industry. It may be overwhelming for me to do.

The other ideas are:

  • Specific objects from Industrial Design Movements such as a Radio, Lamp or Furniture. 
  • Vintage Vending Machines.

Maybe I can combine the second two. 

 Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 1 - student projectChef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 2 - student projectChef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 3 - student project

I decided on chef badges for the different Chef De Partie positions.

Concept 1:  Primary cooked food,  utensil and chef type. Maybe have chef knives similar to skull and cross bones.

Concept 2:  Primary raw ingredient in their natural environment such as a chicken on the farm, fish in the ocean, etc... Not sure if this will work come to think of it.

Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 4 - student project

Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 5 - student project

Here is where I am at with the badges. I don't work on color until after I have done the graphics, so that I don't get hung up on making decisions. I am experimenting with the chef's hat being the badge, but I am not sure if it will work. Lots to do.

Chef Career Levels, Industrial Design Movement Objects or Vintage Vending Machines - image 6 - student project

David Mermelstein
User Experience - Design | Architecture | Strategy