http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/15/searching-for-a-bag-that-didnt-hurt-to-wear-or-swing-while-he-cycled-to-work-a-local-artist-decides-to-design-one-and-launches-a-new-career/ Portland artist wanted better bag for cycling, launches new career Colin Sullivan-Stevens patented his Anchorpak in 2015, and got a grant to find out what makes it so comfortable and whether there's room for improvement. BY JENNIFER VAN ALLEN...
When Colin Sullivan-Stevens founder of Anchorpak, couldn't find a bag that was comfortable when he was biking to work, so he created one. Now, in the past year, he's sold 2,000. BY LAURIE SCHREIBER In 2012, designer and artist Colin...
Practical Travel Gear
The search for the perfect tote bag is almost as elusive as the search for the perfect travel backpack. I have several top contenders in my arsenal of travel totes, but without a doubt, my new Anchorpak is the most innovative.
Designed by a R.I.S.D. trained artist and designer, Anchorpak bags differentiate themselves by their structure and the way you carry them on your body.
From sketchbook to studio: behind the scenes with Colin Sullivan-Stevens, artist, designer, and founder of Anchorpak
Artists use their sketchbooks like writers use their journals -a place to deposit the inner churnings of their brains, where they can unload their ideas recklessly onto the page. As a journalist, I translate every thought into words, but as I flip through the intricate and wild sketchbook of Colin Sullivan-Stevens, I begin to wonder whether images can tell a more complete story. The pages are covered in tesseracts, patterns, pine trees, and scribbles—webs of pen work sprawling across the page with a logic that isn’t immediately apparent. I feel as though I’m gazing directly into his brain, where patterns proliferate and odd angles dominate.
Portland Press Herald
Nine companies received awards totaling $107,931 from the Maine Technology Institute, which leveraged $591,128 in matching funds.
The publicly financed, nonprofit tech organization announced the awards Thursday. Among the recipients of tech start grants were:
• Anchorpak of Portland, which received $4,563 and provided an equal match.