Industrial Designer

Aviate Adventures

The Aviate is designed with fashion and functionality at its forefront. It combines features of a purse and a wallet enabling users to experience life hands free. The idea has developed through the investigation of current societal constructs surrounding women’s fashion and rituals regarding the purse. Women’s clothing and accessories deny the convenient or casual transportation of belongings. The Aviate is an androgynous object with an intended purpose to allow convenient access to their phone, passport or money without the use of a purse, backpack, or pant pockets. The Aviate carries the necessities to travel far away or stay close to home. Made from natural vegetable tanned leather The Aviate evolves and changes as does the user. Through the maturation of tannic acids found in plants, the leather transforms over time, naturally archiving the happenings of daily life. Markings are scribed inside and out of the design making the Aviate an incomprehensible recording of experience.


Fun and Games

Easy access with The Aviate. Quick, grab some cash and buy some tickets! This dress has no pockets and theres no way I'm taking a purse on The Tilt-a-whirl. Missoula Montana County Fair and derby.

"The only thing in my purse is my wallet anyway!"


Take your boarding pass and passport out of your wallet, put it back in again just to take it out a moment later and then put it back in again. Airports- you know how it is.



Shopping and walking and exploring. Your pants don't have pockets for your wallet, but who needs em when your wallet is on a strap. Right, Kelsey? The rainbow houses of St. Johns; who knew Newfoundland was so colourful??


Get Dirty

Live life and also use your hands! Naturally record your adventures by getting dirty.  You'll have a hard time forgetting that tasty gelato once the stains have absorbed into the natural tanned leather of the Aviate.


Real Girls

On real crazy adventures. Train hopping to catch a better view of the bison.  Catching a ride would be even better!


Be Bold

Didn't bring a bathing-suit because all you had was that silly wallet on a strap? Who cares!



It might be haunted but at least it's daylight.  Ghosts only show up in photos anyway. See?


Try New Things

Keys hook onto the swivel-snap of The Aviate. Just make sure to hide everything in the tupperware and keep it close to water's edge.


Take A Break

Long drives mean well deserved walks through nature. Kaeley explores Cathedral Grove in Macmillan Provincial Park.


Do Important Things

It's moving day for Kianna. She opens up her storage unit to rummage around before she decides to become a minimalist.