Sport Pack

2019 
*patent pending

Designed a backpack to fit all aspects of an athlete’s lifestyle, with a separate compartment for breathability. 

The Product

The task: An open ended semester long design project 

Cardboard shoeboxes generate vast amounts of waste. I began this project looking to replace shoeboxes with a multi-use product at time of purchase. The final product diverged from its shoebox function and became an athletic bag that emphasized breathability and visibility for the items it contained.  

Sport Pack: a bag with a shoebox compartment that pays tribute to the look of the shoes while also ventilating them after wear. The bag can also fold into a shoebox shape to be a smaller, totally ventilated bag. The user can unfold it back into a bag with a dual zipper mechanism (see video below for a demonstration). 

Materials 

The Sport Pack is constructed from a durable, waterproof nylon and a vinyl mesh. I quickly learned to sew to construct each prototype.
Creative Directions

Nike Air It Out Ad Campaign: a campaign relating to COVID highlighting the benefits or an airable compartment that also displays your most beloved kicks 

Visuals: an up and coming athlete vibing down the streets of New York, passerbys in masks give him looks of approval and ask about the make of the shoes they can see in the mesh compartment. He responds something like “air it out,” not only encouraging the convenience of ventilating nice sneakers but social behavior to stay outside for COVID safety. 
Backpack Functionality

Process Work

While developing this project, I taught myself to sew in order to fully construct each prototype independently.