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Episode from the podcastPower Trip Travel Podcast

PT055: Meet Patrick Healy, Tortuga's Industrial Designer

Released Wednesday, 11th May 2016
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Several months ago, in search for an industrial designer, Fred and Jeremy put this ad out on the internet: "Where have all the good designers gone and where are all the gods? Where's the streetwise artist to fight the rising odds? Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed? Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I need..." Okay, you caught us, that's a Bonnie Tyler song. She really said it best, though. The bottom line: we were wanting to improve our products and we needed a professional. We didn't want just anyone... we were holding out for a hero. Enter, Patrick Healy, Tortuga's very first in-house industrial designer: roguish, devil-may-care, rough around the edges but with stars in his eyes. Tune in for a glimpse of his story, how he joined Tortuga, his transition from being self-employed, and some tips for those interested in becoming industrial designers as well.

In This Episode

  • 00:35 Meet Patrick
  • 02:00 Dealing with digital distractions
  • 05:18 Patrick's average Tortuga workday
  • 13:16 How Patrick joined Tortuga
  • 21:45 Fears/concerns about joining Tortuga
  • 26:50 Hopes for working with Tortuga
  • 31:33 Advice for aspiring industrial designers
  • 40:35 Design process/design philosophy
  • 54:53 Tortuga V3!
  • 58:00 Word to the Wise

People On This Episode

Word to the Wise

  • Jeremy: 27" 5K iMac - An amazing desktop computer that really delivers the most bang for your buck, and with image quality that's so good, you won't want to look at anything else.
  • Patrick: Minimalism! Invest in a few quality things and get rid of the rest.

Feedback and Questions

If you have any feedback about the show or questions for us to answer on the air, email: podcast at tortuga backpacks dotcom.