In 2012, I became interested in manufacturing a canvas bag that I had been designing in my mind for several months. I started to devote all of my free time to learning to sew, and I shared my progress in social media. Pretty soon, my friends were asking me to make bags for them, and at the end of 2012, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote an article about my work. That was the start of Andover Trask, which eventually grew into a successful business, through which my team and I designed and manufactured a wide range of canvas and leather goods. By the time I sold Andover Trask in 2015, it had been featured in magazines throughout the country, and West Elm was carrying our products.
As the founder of Andover Trask, I had the opportunity to perform a wide range of product related tasks, as well as all of the administrative and marketing duties associated with starting and running a business. Some examples include: