About 632

Supercharged632 Design & Research

Luggage and Accessory design specialists. What we have here, or what will evolve here, is a body of research specifically focused on backpack and luggage design. After working as an “in house” designer for several brands over the last 10 years, I’ve always wanted to create a one stop shop for all the coolest, slickest, tech-ist and just plain awesomest Backpacks and Luggage out there right now…
The emergence of pinterest is perfect for this so please take a look here and see knock yourselves out. Backpacks, Messengers, Accessories…textures…branding…the whole nine yards. You name it, its there…and if its not, it will be soon – just tell us what you need 😉

John

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A designer and thinker, solution hunter and problem solver.

With over 10 years “in house” Bag and Accessory design experience. I love the creative design aspect of the positions I have held, as well as working with other great designers. In management I have enjoyed encouraging and supporting other designers and taken pride in seeing them produce their best, however, I’m equally at home with headphones-on sketching new concepts (see some on http://www.coroflot.com/supercharged632). In addition to this I relish the opportunity to get involved with the pattern cutters in suppliers sample rooms to resolve any details or potential manufacture or production issues.

A strong communicator, I find building relationships with colleagues, clients and suppliers very natural, but also greatly rewarding.

Most recently Head of Accessories Design at Animal, but now filing my own tax returns as Supercharged632 or 632Design – not for dodgy reasons, merely indecision 😉

Specialities:

Strong sketching and illustration ability.
Rapid Concept generation.
Strong 3D awareness of product when designing on paper.
3D sketch modeling skills in various materials.
Computer skills: Illustrator CS4; Photoshop; Experience of Rhino 3D software; Dreamweaver.
Excellent knowledge of materials for Bag and Accessories manufacture.
Excellent knowledge of Bag construction and ability to consider consequences of design on pattern cutting.
Skills to spec for micro injection and full injection moldings for branding and zips, buckles, other components etc.
10 years experience of developing products with factories and suppliers in the Far East, from concept to final product.
Good relationships with suppliers.
Work to target FOBs.
Strong communication skills.
Competitor shopping and research trips.
Presenting product at launch.
Trend Information collation.
Team management and multi category project co-ordination.

 

If you need a research and trend report pulling together, fresh bag & accessory concepts drawn, some slick renderings bashed out, or maybe the whole thing right from brief through to production ready samples….please get in touch.

supercharged632@gmail.com

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