Here we have a nice piece of design by another Product Designer at Dundee, Abi Brown.
Abi had the idea of personalising an iPad cover for her boyfriend as the perfect accessory for his brand new iPad which he’s getting for his 21st birthday. Laser cutting an iPad cover takes a lot of time and costs money so you want to get it right first time. I’m happy that Abi approached me for help after I successfully did one for my Dad last Christmas. It’s worth mentioning that when I did my Dad’s cover I chose a black one which when you cut away the top layer, reveals a second black layer only this one is more textured: you can see it by clicking here.
Abi and I were intrigued to see what the hidden layer on her cover would look like since she had chose a red one. Would it be black like my Dad’s, or red? Red would be more likely but Apple don’t expect people to cut their covers so why would the hidden layer matter? I think it’s fair to say we were both quite surprised to find that the hidden layer was actually gold! You can see Abi’s design below: