BA Product Design
As a product designer with a passion for sports, I am driven to create innovative and functional designs that enhance the athlete's experience. With expertise in materials and production processes, I aim to design products that not only perform but also look great. I strive to push boundaries and incorporate new technologies into my designs, resulting in top-quality products that resonate with athletes and sports enthusiasts alike.
Padel players use "La manija" as a training aid. Through the initial performances of players trying the sport for the first time, the product seeks to increase retention. Due to being the fastest-growing sport, padel is currently receiving significant amounts of exposure. Correct technique must be taught and enforced because it not only establishes the fundamental principles for all play but also has the potential to influence whether players will return based on initial impressions and performance. The learning curve that comes with playing padel can be enjoyed and experienced with friends and peers alike. La Manija is a rubber overgrip that has grooves and bumps to guide the hand into the correct grip (continental grip). This will be part of a range that slowly allows the skill and technique to become habitual and allow the player to prosper in their future padel career.