Sparse

2014 — 2015


Collection of projects I worked on as both lead and in support of other designers during my time as an industrial designer at Sparse, a small startup focused on bringing new minimally designed products to the urban cyclist.





Bicycle lights.
Worked on existing design to refine light throw, battery drain and internal componentry. Worked with the mechanical engineer to refine individual components for a refresh on the original design.







Security bolts + multi-tool kit.
Designed a full set of hardware and matching tools to replace those existing on a bike. Hardware would make it impossible to use a wrench to steal bars/wheels/racks or other components fixed to the bike. Role was that of the lead designer who took the project from initial conception to tooling, where the project stalled due to funding.






Tote bag.
Hardware + softgoods design for Kickstarter project. Worked under the softgoods designer as part of the design team. Primary role was to design hardware components such as buckles and clasps.






Other Work




Video + media creation.
Co-produced a series of promo videos for product marketing. One video was aimed at the installation of the light while another wideo was aimed at promoting the light to makers (above).






Softgoods.
Pattern + concept design for reflective buttondown. Worked with softgoods designer on the pattern and how to integrate reflective material into the shirt so it was functional at night and not noticeable during the day. 






© Hamish Tennent 2017