My colleague Tom and I come from software engineering, product marketing, and product management backgrounds. We want to produce a carry-on suitcase that is functional, elegant, durable, and comes with an honest price tag.
We have already made contact with a manufacturer in China to produce our prototype and ultimately our first batch of product. We also have basic sketches that outline how we want the product to look. We plan to produce the prototype first, then use that prototype to launch a Kickstarter campaign and fund the first full shipment.
To that end, we are looking for two main deliverables:
1. Take our sketches and turn them into CAD files that we can hand off to the manufacturer (we are of course looking for your design input during this stage). The manufacturer has asked for "3D artwork in STP format."
2. Produce photorealistic renderings of the product to showcase on our website.