It takes a keen eye and extreme talent to enter a Porsche 911 design contest. That’s what CMD’s Jeremy Gates did when Fast Company created a contest to encourage designers to take the essence of the sports car and create something completely new.
Jeremy designed a hard-shell backpack that combines the classic lines of the Porsche 911 with the modern look and feel of today’s sports car. Jeremy’s design has made it to the top 25 of 400 participants, a huge accomplishment.
The entire CMD team is proud of Jeremy for his creative design and we’re going to rev up the engines in hopes that he wins and takes home the grand prize.
To find out more, we asked Jeremy about his project:
“Having the chance to participate in Fast Company’s Porsche-driven design contest has about as much appeal as you could hope to find. Porsche is one of the classic examples of function-inspired design, and the length they go to realize this idea is represented in their attention to detail, continual evolution, and unending passion.
What inspired Ferdinand Porsche to design the first Porsche was personal to him, but the result is timeless and speaks to the world. And great design has this element at its core—whether it’s industrial, graphical, or branding—something personal that speaks to you, that makes you feel great to be part of it. This works both ways, both for the consumer and the designer, when done honestly and passionately. And with Porsche you have the perfect alignment of all these factors.
The idea of providing an open contest like this is smart, and reflects a realization that the best ideas come from open collaboration and true passion. It has been exciting to play in the realm of inspired industrial design. And just a whole lot of fun.”
Good luck, Jeremy!