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Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, has hired Andy Patchin for their newly created position of graphic designer. He will be responsible for the design and creation of the company’s marketing materials, including their branding direction, design concepts, catalogs, product graphics, owner manuals and in-store product presentation.
Patchin will be based in Osprey’s new Mill Valley, California product design office, where he will interact directly with the product creation process, further strengthening the close collaboration between Osprey’s product and marketing departments.
â€œAs our growth curve accelerates, I’m pleased to augment our marketing team with a graphic designer as talented as Andy,â€ said Gareth Martins, director of marketing for Osprey Packs.
Prior to joining Osprey, Patchin headed his own graphic design firm, OR.CA Creative (andrewpatchin.com), which he founded his senior year at the University of San Francisco. Specializing in identity packages, catalog and web design, marketing materials and photography, his clients included Folsom Custom Skis, Studio Iugo, Tarponwear and Trew Gear.
Independent since 1974 and anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs has long set the standard for creating innovative, high quality gear carrying equipment. Their collection includes backpacks, pursuit specific packs, hydration packs, active everyday packs, and a full line of travel packs and bags. Located in Cortez, Colorado at the corner of the rugged San Juan Mountains and on the edge of vast sandstone canyon country, this landscape provides a constant inspiration and a superb testing ground for their products. They also maintain a product development office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ensuring face-to-face relationships and transparency with our suppliers. Every Osprey ever built reflects the company’s commitment to protect the wild places their customers explore while using their products. For more information about Osprey, visit www.ospreypacks.com.