Meet Nic Pope: Designer of the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie |Think Tank Designer Spotlight

We recently sat down with acoustic visionary Nic Pope, to hear about his inspiration in designing the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie:

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Nic, tell us about yourself. What do you do every day? What are you passionate about?

I produce and engineer at Different Fur Studios as well as manage the technical side of things there. In addition I do mobile recording and teach Audio Engineering at SAE also here in San Francisco. I’m passionate about fidelity, waxed canvas, and tacos.

How did your product idea come about?

I’ve been engineering professionally for about 10 years and I’ve never been able to find a jacket that I both looked good in and was comfortable to do the job in. The nitty gritty of Engineering sometimes means crawling around underneath a festival stage in the dark. I wanted something I could do that in and wash in a sink afterwards if need be, but still made me look fly as all get out.  

How did you feel when we developed your idea for the Audio Engineer’s Hoodie into a prototype? 

JUICED! No really. At first I thought it was kind of a goofy idea but the more people supported it the more I realized that I must not be the only one with this problem. A hoodie for Audio Engineers is a niche product but Betabrand’s crowdfunding model excels at delivering unique products to smaller markets.

What do you think made your product a success?

Demand and taking advantage of my social media reach.

How did you promote your idea?

Purely through email, twitter, and news outreach. I don’t use the Facebook but I know it was posted there quite a bit.

 

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What about the process with Betabrand sticks out as most positive? 

I’ll know for sure when I get my hands on those sweet sweet duds.

Would you recommend the Betabrand Think Tank to other aspiring designers?

Absolutely, especially if all you have is an idea like me and no knowledge of clothing design or production.

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Julia Marino

Julia Marino

Think Tank Community Manager at Betabrand
Julia is Betabrand's Think Tank Community Manager
Julia Marino

Julia is Betabrand's Think Tank Community Manager

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