Marking the end of my academic career, I designed a backpack that compiles all of my experiences into one “ideal” backpack that would streamline my daily activities – the main goal being organized flexibility through minimizing overly constrained uses of compartments and making them easily accessible through the one main compartment
​​​​​​​Roles: Soft Goods Design, Rapid Prototyping, Industrial Design
Materials: Fidlock Snaps, Canvas, Poplin, Zippers, Retractable Keychain, + more
Tools: Sewing Machine, 3D Printer, Solidworks
What is Ode?
Senior year marked the end of 17 years of backpack use. For my Senior Capstone project, I compiled all my joys and laments of the backpacks I’ve used throughout the years into one. Each element carries a story with it, an easy access key fob to all the times I’ve dropped my phone when I fumbled for the keys, the lunch compartment, a nod to my university’s terrible food, and a g-hook, to all the times I hung random things like tote bags and sleeping mats to my backpack while studying abroad – in a way this backpack is a tribute to my academic career, an Ode
image board: a calm, neutral backpack with unique and clean flairs like in techwear
initial ideations
informed sketch modeling
fabrication plans
fabrication process

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