Andromeda Pack

A pack from the space age. This pack will be at home in the office with it's sleek black look.

Research

Step one is research. This centers the process and gives direction. This began with taking the target audience and really diving into their daily life and finding how this pack would fit into their work and play. I determined that the user would want a pack that they could take to work but also functional to take on the trail on the weekends. A pack that would be at home in the city as well as on a day hike.

Sketching

The sketching phase for this project was a lot of fun. The possibilities of a backpack are almost endless and exploring the arena of soft goods mixing with hard goods is a rewarding practice. After creating a mass of sketches I took some to the slightly higher level with some light rendering. In this stage closures and features like water bottle holders were explored. To make the transition from work to play easy I closed in on features that would allow for easy transition from work to play as well as functionality in both environments.

Rendering

The rendering process was based around physical models I made out of foam. I photographed the models and then illustrated orthographic views of the pack before creating some final renderings that demonstrated the whole pack in a way that effectively communicates the concept of the pack.

Final

The rendering process was based around physical models I made out of foam. I photographed the models and then illustrated orthographic views of the pack before creating some final renderings that demonstrated the whole pack in a way that effectively communicates the concept of the pack.