Code&Quill Notebooks On Kickstarter
It's been an extremely busy few months. We've been working hard here at Code&Quill to get our first series of notebooks ready for production, and every step has taught us a lot. There's quite a bit that goes in to getting a new product ready for deployment, and it has certainly been a wild ride. Today, we'd like to share a bit about what we've been up to over the past few months, and where we're at now.
Research and Design
We knew who we wanted to make products for. As designers and developers ourselves, we found that there was serious lack of analog tools for our kind. Sure, a lot of our work is often done on computers, but there is still a lot of value in the freedom we have when putting pen to paper. We spent a lot of time asking the community, as well as delving in to our own needs and wants, to figure out what would make the perfect companion for all of us creatives. Once we were able to distill all of this information down to a handful of key points, we got to work on the design of the notebooks.
We used as fantastic program called Sketch to help us prototype what we wanted the notebook to look like, and wrote up a specification for our manufacturers to ensure that we were building the best notebook we possibly could.
Finding manufacturers that could craft our products at the level of quality we demanded proved to be a much more difficult task than we originally anticipated. We spent hours on end speaking to various factories, asking about their manufacturing processes, and making sure that they had all the right skills and equipment needed to accurately reproduce our notebook are a large scale. Fortunately, we've now settled all of that, and things seem to be falling in line the way we wanted them to.
Of course, part of the developing any new product requires that you get samples of your product before diving head-first into larger order quantities. We've now been through several iterations of our products, and have finally arrived at the point where we believe the end result reflects exactly what we were looking for. All in all, we're quite excited about our new notebooks, and really hope everyone else will be as well!
Our notebooks are now ready to go, and now, it's just a matter of finalizing all the logistics that go with making sure the notebooks that you all want get to all of you. However, we definitely need help to get our first big order in place. So, we finally launched our Kickstarter campaign, which you can check out here:
We can't tell you how excited we are to have all of you supporting us here at Code&Quill. You can be sure that there's a lot of great things we have in store in the upcoming months. Thanks!