Envelo - Expand your creativity
Envelo - Expand your creativity
Envelo is a drawing and writing essentials carrying bag that allows you to take your drawings and draw anywhere.
Envelo is a drawing and writing essentials carrying bag that allows you to take your drawings and draw anywhere. Read more
Drawing is a big part of my life ever since I knew how to pick up a pen. It is a way for me to tell stories and it is also a way to keep myself being creative. I always find myself sketching on some kind of paper no matter where I am. However, I never wanted to bring a backpack or any regular bags where I carry all of my stuff if I didn't need to. I just want my sketchbook with me wherever I go. That is why I designed Envelo.
What is Envelo
Envelo was designed for designers, artists, or just regular sketching enthusiasts who need to carry their drawing and writing essentials in an easier/more stylish way.
With your help, I can get this product alive and deliver it to whoever needs it the most!
How does it work
Envelo has a trifold construction. It is simple and easy to use.
By using magnetic snap buttons, it is effortless to close and open the bag.
Center is the main component, a pocket for your sketchbook. It is made for sketchbooks that are 5.5” X 8” and about a half inch thick. The sketchbook is secured using a strap closure and the same magnetic snap that was used for the whole body.
On the right side of Envelo, there are 4 pen holders and a pouch for rulers and pencils. It can also hold small objects such as small pencil sharpeners or erasers.
The pouch has a velcro closure to keep the items secure.
It has a hook that you can attach your keys.
Take it anywhere with you
Envelo is compact and easy to carry. You can take it anywhere and start sketching anywhere.
Design and made in Chicago
Designed in Chicago, Envelo will also be produced in Chicago with premium material and trusty craftsmanship.
Premium softcover sketchbook (made by Strathmore Paper) with a custom Envelo sticker. It is part of the set(s) rewards but you can also get it separately.
- Smyth-sewn binding allows pages to lay flatter
- Ideal for use with light and dark dry media
- 80 lb. / 118 gsm. acid free 100% recycled, 30% post-consumer
- 5.5"x8" Softcover
- 56 Sheets/112 Pages per Journal
From colors to materials, trying out different snaps and different thickness of felt, Envelo has gone through many stages of prototyping.
Thank you for interested in Envelo!
For more info and updates, please check out my Instagram page @xiaoguang_design
Risks and challenges
I am an industrial design student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This is my first time starting a campaign on Kickstarter and I'm absolutely excited to show you what I have done. This is also the first time for me to start a product from scratch. It was really challenging finishing the design, prototyping, and contacting manufacturers all by myself to get this far. The risk will be manufacturing and how the timing will be. I am hopeful that everything will be processed the way it should be, but that is definitely what I would concern as my number one risk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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