Help a Kiwi Designer Get to San Francisco!

By Glenn Catchpole

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Help A Kiwi Designer Get To San Francisco!

Project 2016-04-23 16:21:05 +1200

The Story

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! 


Savannah Peterson


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.


Glenns Hats
 

 

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.

 

Expenses

Flights $2200
Accommodation $1500
General Expenses $1000
Total $4700 

 

Rewards

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.


Tiger-moth Business Card

Mini Miniature Strap Chair

Miniature Strap Chair

Felt Laptop Sleeve

Dog Print Bucket Hat

Dog Print Shirt

Ship in a bottle
Strap Chair

Zero Waste Desk

Visit catchpoledesign.com

 

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Updates 18

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Back from San Franciso

08/07/2016 at 8:05 PM

Hello Pledgers!

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.

Regards, Glenn

Catchpole Design


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.

Dog Hats

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.

Handmade Laptop Case

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!

mini 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. 

2 Remaining

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. 

blue felt

Blue Felt #2

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.

Strap Chair CNC Cut parth

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! 

Massive Mag

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.

Timber samples

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.
Felt Laptop Sleeve Colours

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.

Dog Shirt

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.

Mini Miniature Chair

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.

Business Cards

$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

1
2
3
4

Handmade Felt Laptop Sleeves are being snatched up quick!

06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM

6 Remaining

$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.

Case 1

Case 2

Case 3
le e

    Pledgers 44

    rebecca craig
    2016-06-01 19:49:34 +1200
    rebecca craig
    2016-06-01 19:47:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-06-01 15:51:19 +1200
    Isaac Griffiths
    2016-06-01 15:47:31 +1200
    Stephanie Lane
    2016-05-31 23:14:31 +1200

    "I see you've already reached your goal, but I'm only just getting around to pledging and that dog hat is calling me. Good luck in San Fran! "

    anna robertson
    2016-05-31 07:16:50 +1200
    Joshua Girvan
    2016-05-29 12:07:20 +1200

    "Go for it Glenn I know you'll have an amazing time! So stoked for you to have this opportunity. Happy to help, at the bucket looks sick"

    Ryan Maichel
    2016-05-27 11:04:57 +1200
    Zoe Gordon
    2016-05-26 14:30:21 +1200

    "Here you go MR. As I said 'Patience is a virtue'. Go hard, i know you will make the absolute most out of this amazing opportunity."

    Michaela Barker
    2016-05-24 13:41:05 +1200
    Mark Dobson
    2016-05-18 13:00:14 +1200

    "Your uniqueness within your design is your Ace. Stay true to who you are and what you do. All the best. "

    Chad Dick
    2016-05-18 12:36:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-05-17 11:16:01 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-05-17 11:14:38 +1200
    Iris Riddell
    2016-05-17 09:14:12 +1200

    "Good luck Glenn!"

    Steffan Safey
    2016-05-16 21:21:40 +1200

    "Awesome to catch up today man, good luck with the rest of the campaign!"

    Mariale Marin
    2016-05-16 20:32:46 +1200
    Lara Foai
    2016-05-16 15:55:50 +1200

    "All the best Glenn, look forward to seeing photos of San Fran."

    Olly Townend
    2016-05-16 09:43:31 +1200
    Liam Avery
    2016-05-13 14:32:05 +1200
    Tim Leathart
    2016-05-08 17:47:19 +1200
    Annabel Shepherd
    2016-05-07 22:05:02 +1200

    "All the best Glen! "

    Sam McCafferty
    2016-05-07 14:15:50 +1200

    "An exciting adventure in an amazing place, all the best!"

    Manita Grant
    2016-05-07 06:30:29 +1200

    "Awesome Glenn Coco! Go for gold! "

    Nicolas Robinson-Ledwith
    2016-05-06 22:03:36 +1200
    Valerie Poort
    2016-05-06 21:31:45 +1200

    "You go Glenn Coco."

    Dale Thomas
    2016-05-06 19:50:35 +1200

    "What an awesome opportunity mate! I hope that you get everything you can out of this amazing experience! Go for broke dude!!!"

    Braedon Catchpole
    2016-05-06 11:43:31 +1200

    "Good Luck Bro! "

    Isaac Griffiths
    2016-05-05 22:15:55 +1200

    "Yea whatever"

    Olivia Labb
    2016-05-05 16:08:48 +1200

    Followers 2

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    Help A Kiwi Designer Get To San Francisco!

    Project 2016-04-23 16:21:05 +1200

    The Story

    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! 


    Savannah Peterson


    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.


    Glenns Hats
     

     

    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.

     

    Expenses

    Flights $2200
    Accommodation $1500
    General Expenses $1000
    Total $4700 

     

    Rewards

    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.


    Tiger-moth Business Card

    Mini Miniature Strap Chair

    Miniature Strap Chair

    Felt Laptop Sleeve

    Dog Print Bucket Hat

    Dog Print Shirt

    Ship in a bottle
    Strap Chair

    Zero Waste Desk

    Visit catchpoledesign.com

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Back from San Franciso

    08/07/2016 at 8:05 PM

    Hello Pledgers!

    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.

    Regards, Glenn

    Catchpole Design


    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.

    Dog Hats

    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.

    Handmade Laptop Case

    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!

    mini 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. 

    2 Remaining

    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. 

    blue felt

    Blue Felt #2

    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.

    Strap Chair CNC Cut parth

    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! 

    Massive Mag

    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.

    Timber samples

    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.
    Felt Laptop Sleeve Colours

    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.

    Dog Shirt

    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.

    Mini Miniature Chair

    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.

    Business Cards

    $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

    1
    2
    3
    4

    Handmade Felt Laptop Sleeves are being snatched up quick!

    06/05/2016 at 10:35 PM

    6 Remaining

    $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.

    Case 1

    Case 2

    Case 3
    le e

      rebecca craig
      2016-06-01 19:49:34 +1200
      rebecca craig
      2016-06-01 19:47:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-06-01 15:51:19 +1200
      Isaac Griffiths
      2016-06-01 15:47:31 +1200
      Stephanie Lane
      2016-05-31 23:14:31 +1200

      "I see you've already reached your goal, but I'm only just getting around to pledging and that dog hat is calling me. Good luck in San Fran! "

      anna robertson
      2016-05-31 07:16:50 +1200
      Joshua Girvan
      2016-05-29 12:07:20 +1200

      "Go for it Glenn I know you'll have an amazing time! So stoked for you to have this opportunity. Happy to help, at the bucket looks sick"

      Ryan Maichel
      2016-05-27 11:04:57 +1200
      Zoe Gordon
      2016-05-26 14:30:21 +1200

      "Here you go MR. As I said 'Patience is a virtue'. Go hard, i know you will make the absolute most out of this amazing opportunity."

      Michaela Barker
      2016-05-24 13:41:05 +1200
      Mark Dobson
      2016-05-18 13:00:14 +1200

      "Your uniqueness within your design is your Ace. Stay true to who you are and what you do. All the best. "

      Chad Dick
      2016-05-18 12:36:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-05-17 11:16:01 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-05-17 11:14:38 +1200
      Iris Riddell
      2016-05-17 09:14:12 +1200

      "Good luck Glenn!"

      Steffan Safey
      2016-05-16 21:21:40 +1200

      "Awesome to catch up today man, good luck with the rest of the campaign!"

      Mariale Marin
      2016-05-16 20:32:46 +1200
      Lara Foai
      2016-05-16 15:55:50 +1200

      "All the best Glenn, look forward to seeing photos of San Fran."

      Olly Townend
      2016-05-16 09:43:31 +1200
      Liam Avery
      2016-05-13 14:32:05 +1200
      Tim Leathart
      2016-05-08 17:47:19 +1200
      Annabel Shepherd
      2016-05-07 22:05:02 +1200

      "All the best Glen! "

      Sam McCafferty
      2016-05-07 14:15:50 +1200

      "An exciting adventure in an amazing place, all the best!"

      Manita Grant
      2016-05-07 06:30:29 +1200

      "Awesome Glenn Coco! Go for gold! "

      Nicolas Robinson-Ledwith
      2016-05-06 22:03:36 +1200
      Valerie Poort
      2016-05-06 21:31:45 +1200

      "You go Glenn Coco."

      Dale Thomas
      2016-05-06 19:50:35 +1200

      "What an awesome opportunity mate! I hope that you get everything you can out of this amazing experience! Go for broke dude!!!"

      Braedon Catchpole
      2016-05-06 11:43:31 +1200

      "Good Luck Bro! "

      Isaac Griffiths
      2016-05-05 22:15:55 +1200

      "Yea whatever"

      Olivia Labb
      2016-05-05 16:08:48 +1200

      Followers of Help a Kiwi Designer Get to San Francisco!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/06/2016 at 8:00 PM.