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Help a Kiwi Designer Get to San Francisco!
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Help A Kiwi Designer Get To San Francisco!
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While attending a business sales and marketing jam earlier this year, I met Savannah Peterson, a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Savannah an experienced and successful entrepreneur and speaker, has invited me to San Francisco to introduce me to some of the most recognised and influential design schools and businesses in the world, including Stanford University’s ‘d’ school, IDEO, Shapeways and Autodesk on pier 9.
This is an opportunity I cannot afford to miss!
Who Am I
My Name is Glenn Catchpole. I am an Industrial Designer with a 1st class honors degree in design. I have a passion for using design to solve complex problems within our everyday lives. I enjoy exploring the relationships people have with their possessions and how design can evoke emotion and desirability with these objects
As a designer, researcher and educator at Massey University, I am in the beginnings of starting up a business in sustainable zero waste homeware. I focus in creating sustainable and desirable products through a process of creative pattern making. Over the past year I’ve been developing a method for eliminating waste in the production of flat pack furniture and educational tools. I have a passion to design and make cool stuff for others.
How will San Francisco help?
Visiting San Francisco to spend some time with Savannah and her friends at some of the most influential schools and businesses in the world will broaden my understanding of design thinking and manufacturing. I will grow my network of like-minded individuals who may wish to work alongside me to achieve a common goal of making our mark on the world.
The experience will unlock opportunities that I could have never dreamed of by remaining in New Zealand. No doubt, the trip will result in even cooler and more innovative products to be designed in the future.
Time is running short. I have just a couple of months. In exchange for your generosity, I have put together a number of exciting rewards for you. All of the rewards have been designed by myself (apart from the clothing items, which are made by my mother). All the rewards have been handmade with pride precision and care.
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Back from San Franciso
08/07/2016 at 8:05 PM
I'm back! Thank you everyone for your kind support. Without your help I could not have made it. I have many stories to share about my adventures.
I'm cracking back into finishing up your rewards. I aim to have them all sent out over the next couple of weeks. A couple of dog hats and Laptop Sleeves have already reached their new owners.
Once again thank you for your patience and support.
Rewards in Poroduction
06/06/2016 at 3:25 PM
The first two dog hats have been made!
These ones are coming to San Fran with me to be delivered in person to one of the international pledges of the campaign. Cheers Chris for your support.
Handmade Felt Laptop Sleeves in Production
01/06/2016 at 3:37 PM
Most of today was spent making some of the rewards. The first batch of 13" Macbook felt laptop sleeves have been made. I can custom make the cases to suit any size laptop.
11 Hours to go!
01/06/2016 at 9:22 AM
11 hours to go! let your friends and family know they need to get in quick if they want a custom handmade felt laptop sleeve or a mini mini mini scale model Strap Chair!
2 Days Remaining!
30/05/2016 at 8:53 AM
2 Days to go everyone!!. The flights are booked and everything's all set for the tip! Thank you so much for your support. There is still time left to snatch up some cool rewards!, tell your friends and family to get in while they still can. Thank you once again for your generosity.
New Colour Felt - Cobalt Blue
27/05/2016 at 9:12 AM
Due to popular demand, we have released another couple batches of handmade felt laptop sleeves, this time with another colour! You can now choose between the grey, or a classy cobalt blue! Limited numbers only.
Behind the Scenes making of the Strap Chair
24/05/2016 at 9:25 AM
Ever wanted to see how things get made? Throughout the process of making the rewards, I'm going to share the process.
Here's a sneak preview of the CNC Cutting paths for cutting out a couple of Strap Chairs.
In the Media!
20/05/2016 at 5:40 PM
We have made the media! An article has been published in the local Wellington magazine "Massive" about the campaign. Check it out!
Strap Chair and Zero Waste Desk - Timber options
18/05/2016 at 8:44 AM
The timber samples for the strap chair and the Zero Waste desk have arrived.
Both use a high-grade Birch Plywood with a very fine grain pattern on the edges.
The Zero Waste Desk comes in a range of colour options to choose from including a super smooth natural finished look, a modern, minimal and clean white and a rich, sophisticated and classy black.
The Strap Chair only comes in the super smooth natural finished option.
New Stitching Colour Available
17/05/2016 at 10:36 AM
Great news! The handmade and custom felt laptop and tablet sleeves are now available with limited edition Pledge Me blue stitching. These sleeves are custom made and hand crafted with care to fit any size laptop or tablet.
Dog Shirts in the making!
16/05/2016 at 4:53 PM
Behind the scenes of a dog shirt in the making. The shirts and hats are handmade by my mother with great love and care. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to get your paws on some custom made garments.
Behind the scenes making of the Catch 22 Tiger Moth business cards
14/05/2016 at 11:40 AM
Heres some behind the scenes footage of the making behind the Catch 22 Tiger Moth business cards. They even feature a wee hole in the top so they can be hung! Perfect for the office desk, bookshelf or coffee table.
All Pledgers will receive a few to start up their own catch 22 squardan.
Mini Miniature Strap Chair
11/05/2016 at 7:19 PM
Due to popular demand, we have added an even smaller and cuter miniature Strap Chair to the list of rewards. This ones so small that it can fit in the palm of your hand! Perfect for the bookshelf or the toy box.
Get in quick, only a Limited number will be produced.
New Business Cards straight Out of The Print Shop!
11/05/2016 at 2:10 PM
A fresh new batch of Tiger-Moth Business Cards are straight out of the print shop.
Who wants to see how they get made?
Make sure to share the campaign around all your friends, some of the rewards are selling out fast! make sure you don't miss out.
$1000 Milestone Unlocked
09/05/2016 at 3:41 PM
The $1000 milestone has been reached! This means the final hidden reward has been unlocked...
A One of a kind and unique ship in a bottle.
Get in fast, only 2 will be made.
Images shown are of the some of my past models as an example of what you will receive
Handmade Felt Laptop Sleeves are being snatched up quick!
06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM
$500 Milestone Reached!
05/05/2016 at 8:43 AM
We have reached the $500 milestone! this means the first hidden reward has been unlocked! For a $50 Pledge, you will receive a handcrafted felt laptop sleeve. It has a great wee pouch in the front to put a notebook too. Can make to suit any size laptop including Macbooks and PC's. Only a limited number remain.
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"Wicked campaign Glenn! "
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"Very happy to be able to support Glenn on this mission! Good luck and hope you love San Francisco as much as I do. "
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"Glenn, all the best from us at Shot! Darts NZ. All the best with San Fran in what will be a great experience for such a talent designer! "
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"Sounds like an amazing opportunity, make the most of it! :D"
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"Go Glenn! ❤️"
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"Hope you get to San Fran! All the Best :)"