I’ve been developing the Cargo Tote design for about a year now. It’s taken that long to work with my shop to get the design and proportions right, as well as the fabric and hardware to my liking. Since much of this is new to me, it’s been a big learning curve and I’ve had my share of frustrations. When I decided to add a zipper, I didn’t realize how many choices there were and I spent countless hours looking at and trying out different zippers that worked with my design. I’m passionate about creating a great product and I approach my limited designs by making something I would use myself. Here I wanted to share with you a glimpse into my design process including my initial sketches, drawings, and results.
My favorite way of recording this process is using Evernote on my iPad to keep track of my drawings, inspirations, and random notes and ideas, in addition to my Field Notes sketch book and pencil that I carry around with me pretty much everywhere.
What tools do you use to keep track of your inspirations and design process?