"Our bags, compared to others on the market, are as much about aesthetics as they are about features. There is no bag like this out there,” says Alexander Barker ('17 Product Design), founder and CEO of Barker Bags & Accessories.
Barker, a Utah native, named the brand after his large family. Growing up in a family of 10 children, each person was as unique in aesthetic and character as the next. Seeing a connection between diverse styles in his family and the products he was designing the name was a perfect fit.
The unisex accessory brand that focuses on the intersection of aesthetics, usability, and affordability. Products are easily tailored to anyone’s specific needs and allow individual expression through the choice of colors. Barker aims to bring affordable custom accessories to students, believing that a pack that is interchangeable is the perfect fit for the diverse student market. With an overall mission to bring affordable customization to the market, Barker launched their first two packs through their current Kickstarter campaign and aims to expand the product line in the future.
Members of the public and Otis College community were invited to preview the collection at this year's 2017 Annual Exhibition where the graduating senior talked about his eponymous product line as well as his time in the product design program.
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