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Product Design

Jacknife's Holiday Gift Guide

Jacknife Holiday Gift Guide (Journal)

Make holiday shopping better(er), buy your loved ones cool stuff created by Jacknife. We’ve got something for everyone on your list…. Already blessed with the ultimate gift, all this lucky dude needs is a few Jacknife essentials to make his hectic life a little bit easier. Give him a quiet Sunday morning on the ice…

Paddl Infuser (Project)

Lifestyle is one of the most rewarding categories to work in. Inspiration comes easily from the waking moments of life. Every sigh of frustration presents an opportunity to make a difference. The results are tangible, easily accessible and usually measured in smiles. The warmer moments of Summer 2015 found a number of parched Jacknifers considering…

Trek Cycling Apparel Design

Trek 2016 Cycling Apparel (Project)

Trek/Bontrager invited us down to Wisconsin to talk about the evolving needs of their road cycling customer. The approach was to collaborate on 4 new lines of apparel that blurred the intersection between lifestyle, fashion and performance. We worked tirelessly to integrate purposeful cut and sew patterns, appropriate graphics and functional details into the 2016…

Thule (Project)

GoPro cameras have an infinite amount of set-ups to capture an endless amount of shots. For most shooters, this means sorting through a bottomless bag of straps, clips and batteries. Thule USA asked Jacknife to help get the GoPro user organized. From pro shooters to weekend warriors, we looked deeply into users needs and the…

Makers of the unmade Paddl

Makers of the Unmade No. 2: Paddl Infuser Makes for Thirsty Work (Journal)

Lifestyle is one of the most rewarding categories to work in. Inspiration comes easily from the waking moments of life. Every sigh of frustration presents an opportunity to make a difference. The results are tangible, easily accessible and usually measured in smiles. The warmer moments of Summer 2015 found a number of parched Jacknifers considering…

Wearables like VR sets

The Rise Of A New Medium: Wearables Creating New Experiences and Environments (Journal)

After attending the WEST Conference in Toronto on Tuesday we are thrilled to see how the technological advances in wearables are improving our ability to boost our athletic performance as well as create immersive narratives and interactive entertainment. One might think a conference on advances in wearables would have better been suited to take place in Silicon…

Reinventing a Classic: Sandbox Helmet Design (Project)

Inspired by former Major League Baseball personality, Pete Rose, we started on a new helmet design for Sandbox. Pete, or “Charlie Hustle” as others knew him, played during the 1960’s when baseball was in the golden era of sports. This Sandbox helmet is a bit of a throwback and is based on the old school, earless baseball…

product design work being done on tablet

Product Design (Capability)

Makers of the unmade At Jacknife, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to work with highly innovative clients and industries (sports apparel, performance equipment, consumer products) to develop some of the world’s leading design solutions. While our product design process requires us to put ourselves, sometimes literally, into the shoes of the consumer, our…

Guy holding two Helmets

Reinventing a Classic: Sandbox Helmet Design (Journal)

Inspired by former Major League Baseball personality, Pete Rose, we started on a new helmet design for Sandbox. Pete, or “Charlie Hustle” as others knew him, played during the 1960’s when baseball was in the golden era of sports. This Sandbox helmet is a bit of a throwback and is based on the old school, earless…

Feature: Heritage Leisure Ice Skates on De Zeen (Journal)

You may remember our reimagined ice skate, and we’re super stoked to see them featured on De Zeen, a popular magazine showcasing the best design, architecture and interior projects from around the world. Click HERE to read the full feature.  

new ice skate design

Makers of the Unmade No. 1: Meet Our Reimagined Ice Skate (Journal)

Check out one of our early concepts of our premium, leather leisure ice skate. We’d love to grab our loved ones, some hot cocoa and enjoy a night of skating under the stars. Handcrafted in Canada and made with the finest leather, we’ve got men and women covered for the winter season. Well, what do you think…

M3 Snowboard Designs (Journal)

We’re stoked to see some of our M3 board designs and collaborations hit the market, and we thought we’d share some of them here. We love working with photographers, designers and illustrators from around the world to create stunning board designs. The first design, the shortstack, was designed in house by Mikey Richardson. The term shortstack…

Featured in Industrial Design Served

Featured: Industrial Design Served (Journal)

We’re pretty stoked to be featured on Industrial Design Served today for the Salomon Boots we designed. The curatorial team at IDS selects just a few projects to be featured on the homepage each day, with careful consideration as to what their community would like best. Check out our feature here. A screenshot to, you…

saw made for Troy Lee

A Hand Saw for Troy Lee (Journal)

During a recent trip to California, we stopped in to visit the fine folks from Troy Lee Designs at their ranch in Corona.  As it turned out Troy wasn’t there. He was layed up in the hospital after a pretty serious MX crash.  During our meeting with the rest of the TLD team we heard…

Scott LCG Goggle at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya) (Journal)

The Scott LCG goggle makes it first appearance on the Formula 1 circuit, appearing in these spectacular shots of Sebastien Vettel’s Red Bull pit crew at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix (at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya), courtesy of Pitpass.  The Jacknife-designed goggle was designed specifically with high-performance and extreme conditions in mind, and there’s little more…