Gouichi Tanaka



I'm a classically trained industrial designer with a degree from San Jose State university. I focus on a holistic approach to creative thining that promotes the emotional and rational aspects of human-centered design.

I've enjoyed the outdoors since I was a kid, whether I'm on a day hike up a mountain, or simply enjoying the breeze under shade of a tree.
I was lucky enough to have spent a semester studying abroad in Costa Rica in 2014, and since then I've visited friends in Japan, traveled New Zealand for a year - and look forward to more international adventures to come!

As a consumer, I know the feeling of absolutely loving a product such as a backpack - for its functionality and style and for the memories associated with it over years of use. I'd like to create those same feelings for others like myself.