Owen Forbes
Product Designer

Driven by curiosity and through performing repairs, I've developed a lifelong habit of disassembling objects to understand their inner workings. I am fascinated by materials, and how they can be used in conjunction with manufacturing practices to build better products.
In my designs, I aim to showcase an alternative product lifecycle characterized by deliberate, thoughtful design. I strive to craft products that not only deliver exceptional user experiences but are also long-lasting, durable, and repairable.
Currently, I am obsessed with backpacks and accessories. I am working at Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), and trying to learn everything I can about designing, building, and working in the world of backpacks. If you have questions or want to nerd out over fabrics, sewing machines, and pack design I would be stoked to chat!
- Owen Forbes
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