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Occupation: Pretty Useful Tools Product Designer
Have you seen any of those ‘What’s in your bag?’ themed social media or blog posts? Well, we absolutely love the idea and it’s inspired us to do our own.So, we’re excited to introduce our very first What’s in your bag? series blog post! We’ll be going around asking our product designers to give us a look inside their bags (in a non-creepy way) to give you a better idea about what makes them tick and their source of daily inspiration behind product designs. So, without further ado, let’s see what Kylie, our Pretty Useful Tools Product Designer, carries around with her!
WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT IN YOUR BAG?
Definitely my iPhone for snapping photos – it’s always great to have with me when I need to quickly get a picture of a colour palette or a pattern that I find really interesting! Also just normal day-to-day bits like sunglasses, hair ribbons, brush and my headphones so I can listen to music on the way into work.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SNACK THAT YOU KEEP AROUND WITH YOU?
A bit of an odd one, but I absolutely love apricots. They’re the perfect healthy snack to take on the go with me because they’re so small and easy and quick to eat.
WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT AIDS YOU WHEN INSPIRATION STRIKES WHEN YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT?
My notebook – being a designer I’m constantly getting ideas for designs and patterns. I’ll be out with friends and just need to stop, take my notebook out and start sketching. That’s actually where the initial (very rough!) design of the jungle palm leaf design on the Pretty Useful Tools boxes started.
WHAT'S SOMETHING UNUSUAL OR UNIQUE THAT YOU CARRY WITH YOU?
I would say our Beauty Multi Tool. When I was designing it I asked myself and friends what the most important beauty items are to always have handy, but in a pocket-friendly and portable design. That’s why it has a comb, mirror, tweezers and nail file, scissors and clippers – the most useful beauty bits to have with you for touch-ups throughout the day.
WHAT'S YOUR KEY TRAVEL ESSENTIAL FOR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE GO?
I like to keep our Power Bank Charger with me because I’m always running down my mobile battery and it’s great to have on hand for that power boost in between charges. I really like using it for makeup touch-ups, as well, because the mirror is much bigger than the typical pocket mirror.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT PRETTY USEFUL TOOLS. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
They’re a range of unique tools that have been thoughtfully designed to provide pretty useful solutions to challenges that we face in daily life. Not only are they completely practical and functional – they’re also beautifully designed to be a stylish addition to your everyday routine. At the moment, I’m finalising the product designs for next season’s new products. We’re especially excited about them because we’re completely refreshing the palm leaf print with something new and very on-trend!