Design and produce a run of 15 identical products by hand. Emphasis was placed on material exploration, hand-craftsmanship and superb quality. Through 10 weeks we gained professional planning skills such as making a production schedule and bill of materials. We learned on the go and worked in a fast paced environment under tight time constraints. The class was run as a company with high professional standards. Classes consisted of updates on production and bringing in visual evidence.
Materials: 6 oz. vegetable tan leather / 8 oz. vegetable tan leather / solid aluminum key ring
Press: These totes were selected to be on display and for sale at the IC Design Festival in New York, part of the Wanted Design Brooklyn exhibition in May (14-18, 2020). Wanted Design is part of NYCxDesign, New York's Annual Design Week.
UPDATE: because of Covid-19 the festival was cancelled. I sold all my bags to raise money for the Black Lives Matter Movement and through corporate matching raised $8,644 going to the NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative, the ACLU, Close the Workhouse, and Black Lives Matter.
Packaging and Branding
Final In-Class Review