In Designers We Trust
Featured below is a listing of designers we know and trust to assist with your project. We will typically recommend certain designers for specific projects, based on their experience and expertise, however, we believe you should always interview as many as possible in order to feel as comfortable as possible in making your decision to invest in your idea.
|Hrag Hassanian||Ignition Spring LLC|
Hrag is a creative leader with 20 years of experience, creating and influencing new product design, development, and innovation focused on bags and carry accessories.
Currently, Hrag is the founder of WAYFINDER, a modern and minimal brand of accessories built with a technical nature for those who live their lives in motion.
Creating desire. Using color, graphics, materials and trims as tools for storytelling, which brings a product to life and makes it relevant to the consumer.
Complex simplicity: Pure performance is the sweet spot between complexity and simplicity.
Describe methods to create market separation visually, functionally, and through the method of make. Show how differentiation provides a performance benefit and advantage in the market niche. Identify visual language/tone/feel of the product, collection, or entire brand.
|Industrial Design/Physical Product Design||
Ideation. Explore and show what’s possible. Establish concepts that show function, construction, scale/proportion, and usability.
Technical Drawings. Create detailed documentation from which prototypes can be made for evaluation and manufacturing/production.
Find it and make it from small scale to large scale. Domestic and international sourcing of trims, hardware, materials, and products related to bags and accessories.
|Jeff Popp||Vagari Design|
|Silas Beebe||Silas Beebe, The Beebe Company|
As a seasoned independent design consultant, I enable emerging and established companies to transform concepts into consumer-driven products.
With over two decades of experience working for leading brands and design agencies, as a consultant and in-house. I offer clients guidance and support from design to delivery.
Over the last five years I have provided strategic direction and design counsel to Samuel Hubbard Shoes - including footwear design and development, branding, graphics, fit testing, as well as trend research. I also conducted a dozen trips on behalf of Hubbard Shoes to factories in Europe.
Deep experience with softgoods, leathergoods, and footwear design, sewing prototypes, development, and sourcing in Asia, Europe, and the USA.
Keen Footwear, Samuel Hubbard Shoes, Chrome Industries, Swiss Gear, Superfeet, Wenger, to name a few.