Catchpole Design


Glenn’s Hats of thinking.

I like stories. I like to tell stories and I like to listen to stories.

A great story can connect us to our humanity. It is what links us to our past and provides a glimpse into our future. Stories can educate, motivate and inspire us to go that one step further. To push the limit of what we once thought we were capable of.

I am not a great writer, I tend to struggle with articulating my ideas through words. In fact, at the age of 14, I had a spelling age of 9. It is ironic that I am starting this blog. As a designer I communicate through sketches, models and objects that surround me. When writing is the least of my strengths, why would I use the form of text as my communication tool?

This is where the journey starts.

My name is Glenn Catchpole and I love hats. One for every accusation and for every day of the week.
I am an Industrial Designer with a passion to craft cool stuff that tell meingful stories. Over the past year I've been developing a method for eliminating waste in the manufacturing and assembly of sustainable products. I use a process of creative pattern making to design unique ways in which 3D form can be derived from mostly 2D materials.

Using this blog as a tool, I will tell stories of my discoveries and adventures as a designer. Just as I have been inspired, motivated and educated by the stories of others, I hope I can do the same for you.