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Designer Lime Light: Evan Rich

The MESH01 community includes a lot of talented designers, over 10,000 in fact.  Unfortunately we are rarely able to show the work created for client projects.  So…

We thought we would take this opportunity to show you what some of our community members are doing outside of their MESH01 projects.  This month we want highlight long time member and founder of RichWorks, Evan Rich.

As an added bonus MESH01 has teamed up with RichWorks and want to give 1 designer the opportunity to collaborate with Evan to design and build your very own custom RichWorks bag.

Take this short Survey and be entered to win!

 

Designer: Evan Rich (AKA Evrich)

Member Since: 2011

Evan specializes in soft goods design ranging from backpacks and duffles, to wallets and dopps. His love for the outdoors has carried over to a passion for creating elegant outdoor gear.

He currently works as a freelance designer in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the founder of RichWorks, a company that creates handmade custom bags.

 

 

“RichWorks was built on the idea of creating products that are tailored to the customer’s life. I wanted to provide products to people who couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for probably because it didn’t exist. I have grown from offering simple cell phone sleeves to being able to provide fully custom built bags designed to customer specs.”

 

 

 

 

To see more of his designs check out rich-works.com

And follow him on instagram: @richworksgear

 

Don’t forget to complete the survey for a chance to win the opportunity to collaborate with Evan to design and build your very own custom RichWorks bag.

Take this short Survey and be entered to win!

L.L. Bean Wirefly Backpack

The ultimate tech backpack is filled with organizational features that keep devices, cords, files and anything else you need close at hand.

  • Designed with a place for every device, cord, notebook and more
  • Side-entry tablet sleeve and quilted laptop compartment
  • Magnetic quick-close hardware provides protection and easy access

If you take staying connected seriously, this is the pack you’ve been waiting for. We’ve designed the ultimate organizer pack for all of your tech needs, thoughtfully engineered with places for devices, cords, files and anything else you need on hand. Three fleece-lined pockets protect phones and other small or fragile items from scratches and wear. A separate fleece-lined tablet sleeve with side entry access makes it easy to grab your tablet and stay on top of news and notifications. A large, quilted and fleece-lined laptop compartment protects laptops up to 15″. Spacious main compartment has multiple elastic mesh organization pockets for cords, memory sticks and other accessories, as well as a file divider and zip stash pocket.

Made of durable, tear-resistant double ripstop nylon.

Front organization panel is protected by a heavy TPU-coated flap, and innovative magnetic quick-close hardware provides both protection and easy access. Molded airflow back panel, dual-density padded shoulder straps, sternum strap and waistbelt all help you stay comfortable, no matter how much you need to carry. Side water-bottle pockets, daisy chains and bungee anchor system. Imported.

Capacity  1,404 cu. in., 23 L.

Weight  2 lb. 14 oz.

Dimensions  19″H x 11″W x 61/2″D.

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Walter Hagen Course Casual Golf Shoes

Introducing the Walter Hagen Course Casual Golf Shoes, Hagen’s answer to casual footwear for the course. Water-resistant HydroHalt fabric in the upper helps you stay comfortably dry, and the OrthoLite insole inhibits odor and increases airflow to promote freshness in the heat of the moment. Breathe Right lining features three-dimensional fabric and perforated foam for a breathable, comfortable package. The spikeless rubber outsole provides superior durability and stability for high-level play.

Designed by: 3Design

 

Features:

HydroHalt fabric

  • Water-resistant fabric helps you stay dry and comfortable

OrthoLite insole

  • Inhibits odor and increases airflow
  • Wicks away moisture for lasting comfort

Breathe Right lining

  • Three-dimensional fabric and perforated foam
  • Packaged for ultimate breathability

Additional specifications

  • Water-resistant, leather and suede upper
  • Lightweight rubber outsole
  • Spikeless traction system

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Field & Stream Teams Up with MESH01’s Global Design Community to Create Premium Hunting Boots

“One of the things that sets Field & Stream apart from other brands is their willingness to embrace new methodologies and technologies,” says Huber. “For a brand to go outside their own walls is a big step. But then to also utilize a newer model shows that they’re really embracing innovation and working to provide the best possible product for their consumer.”

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PENSOLE LEAD 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2014 PENSOLE LEAD PRODUCT DESIGN INTENSIVE

STEP1. CREATE AN ACCOUNT at http://www.design.mesh01.com

STEP2. Log In with Your User Name and Password

STEP3. Complete the PRE- Application using the link provided once you log in

STEP4. Attend an Info Session (you will receive an email with details once you complete the PRE- APPLICATION)

STEP5. Complete the POST Application (you will receive a link after the Info Sessions)

 

Each year “Designer of the Year” is awarded to the designer who accumulates the most points during the calender year.  (1st – 1000pts, 2nd – 800pts, 3rd – 600pts, 4th – 400pts, 5th – 300pts, 6th – 200pts, 7th – 100pts, 8th – 50pts) This year was a competitive year with over 40 different designers earning points for their work.

The Top 10 Designers of 2013:

  1. Trev                                5000 pts
  2. 3Design                         3400 pts
  3. Moffatt                          3000 pts
  4. Shevitz                          2400 pts
  5. TokyoBoomBox         2000 pts
  6. Quetzal                          1800 pts
  7. Jayhung                        1800 pts
  8. BoilerDowd                 1400 pts
  9. JustinCumming         1400 pts
  10. LiunchMeat                 1400 pts
  11. Evrich                            1400 pts

Read more about MESH01 2013 Designer of the Year: Trev

2013 Designer of the Year

We are proud to announce that the 2013 MESH01 Designer of the Year is none other than Trev. In 2013 3Design led the pack finishing 1st in 2 different projects, 2nd on 3 occasions, and 3rd once.  I had the chance to catch up with him again to learn more about his background in design.

How did you learn about MESH01?

Rebooting my footwear design career in 2011 after a hiatus, I randomly discovered Mesh01 as I was doing various footwear searches but did not enter. A year later, a footwear design recruiter found my new portfolio on Coroflot and suggested that I enter some Mesh01 competitions to help revitalize my skills.

Had you participated in a design competition before?

Not in footwear, but for portrait drawing.

 Can you tell us about your path towards becoming an Industrial designer?

I was born with it, always drawing and designing spaceships, jets, medieval fantasy characters, bmx bikes, game consoles and even whole computer systems. As teenagers in a spacious rural village with access to construction materials and tools, we built everything from go-carts to bow and arrows to mini camps, complete with a working wood stove, insulated walls, water-tight roofs, sleeping bunks and even lights powered by a (cough) stolen car battery. For a high school wood-working project, I designed and built my own drawing/ computer desk.

It wasn’t until I discovered shoes at about age thirteen that began to dream about being a designer. I had no clue how to do that, so I created some concepts and mailed them off to Nike, my hero brand at the time. They personally replied, telling me that most of their designers have Industrial Design degrees. So I went to school for ID and got a job as a Junior Designer job with the Power brand in Toronto, Ontario.

Three years later I was on my own freelancing for the same brand, but I got creatively frustrated with the medium market limitations; shoe design went from a passion to grueling work. I had the creative fire of a volcano but didn’t yet learn how to channel it like a flame thrower to properly serve the brand and market, so I went dormant instead.

Moving on from the shoe industry altogether and bouncing around regular jobs to pay the bills but brought little satisfaction, I started experimenting with art, portraits and the like, but these turned out to be only hobby-level passions.

Later, I was blessed with a government office job that I surprisingly enjoyed for over 3 years, but that joy was unexpectedly overshadowed during a mundane corporate meeting concerning such well-known issues as dress codes and bathroom etiquette: to pass the long hours ahead, I starting sketching shoes which I hadn’t done for several years. Like a blast of warm air on cold, grey coals, the forgotten fire was suddenly rekindled. Realizing that I was missing my call, I began the process of rebooting my career a year later.

Through Mesh01, I’ve been able to take the next step of reintegration by being able to design footwear for several brands and categories, getting some fresh experience and credibility.

 What are some of the highlights of your career to date?

That’s a tough one. I’ve had a lot of good experiences in footwear design and appreciate the unexpected success so far, but I don’t think I’ve hit any highlights yet since I feel there’s so much more that’s unexplored.

 What do you feel makes your designs and style different/unique from others?

Though I appreciate and respect the creative diversity in footwear, most of the shoes on the market don’t appeal to me so it’s natural for me want to do something different. Understanding and being part of the market is important to a point – there has to be an arcing emotional and technical relevance to attract the consumer, but I resist following the micro-trends simply if it’s what we’re “supposed” to do and everybody expects it. If it’s fresh, inspiring and technically sound than sure I may jump on board, but I have to step out somewhere and do my own thing to keep the creative juices flowing.

My motto is “push it” so my designs can be polarizing because of the excess either of stylistic expression and/ or detailing, especially in this minimalist age.

Who are some of the designers / artists that you pull your inspiration from?

For some unexplained reason, I’ve never been a follower of particular designers, though I certainly acknowledge and respect the Earl Tupper’s and Tinker Hatfield’s of the industry. Ironically, when I stepped away from shoes and got a little into art, drawing portraits and photography, it was these artists who later influenced my thinking about footwear design:

- JMW Turner for his ability to mix the realism of precision drawings with fantastical color pallets and expressionism – like shoe design.

- John Singer Sargent for his minimalist approach: In some paintings it’s as if he’s wielding the brush like a two-edged sword as he slashes the canvas to and fro, yet he still captures the soft, subtle sensibilities of his subjects.

- Claude Monet and other impressionists because they are artistically the opposite of what I am – a realist. I tend to over-design and be very logical and literal, even with integrated graphic details. Good design is quite often beautifully simple and I strive for that.

- Ansel Adams’ black and white view of the world. He helped me to appreciate not the color of design, but what design is in the absence of it.

It was art/ photography that taught me about the importance of composition, texture, color, balance, tone and subject matter, which I later translated to footwear. Before that I just wanted to do “cool” shoes. Designing shoes now, sometimes I even like to try and lead the viewer’s eye around the shoe, like a painting.

Trev, Thank you for your time, can you offer any words of advice to the other designers out there in the MESH01 community?

1. Do what you love and love what you do. Money and the material possessions of life will never replace the satisfaction of doing what you’re made to do.

2. You never know what abilities and talents you have until you try. If you’re afraid to step out, do it afraid.

“A man can find no greater satisfaction than in his work”

- Solomon, Ecclesiastes 2:24

Be sure to check out Trev’s portfolio here:

www.coroflot.com/trevorford#keyword=trevor%20ford