New Upwell Work | PUNK for Sol Republic

Its always nice to see new work come to fruition.
PUNK is a wireless bluetooth speaker designed to be the smaller, transportable, more durable version of DECK – Sol Republics first wireless speaker. The goal was not only to create a small, transportable speaker, but one that followed (visually) very closely in the steps of DECK – the older brother within SOL’s wireless speaker family.

While migrating DECK’s existing product language on to the PUNK’s stout proportions we also focused on a transportation/wearable feature. I looked at mechanisms like clips, silicone bands, screw posts, etc. We eventually settled on a universal mounting system – similar to a threaded tripod mount. This was a more cost affective solution… PUNK’s body exterior is molded silicone, with raised hard buttons for volume and bluetooth connection.
Now available at Sol Republic
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Sketch it – Build it | Rapid Studio Design Project


Upwell Studio weekend design challenge. Add more storage space via custom wood cabinets… and stay on budget! Custom cabinets built using basic affordable Lowe’s¬†lumber: 3/4″ Pine and 3/16″ Birch sheets – $425.00 all in. Design and sketch on Friday – purchase build and hang on Saturday and Sunday.




Upwell Design, An industrial design studio

Welcome to the new Upwell Design site

In this blog section I will be posting new Upwell work, worthy design stories and flattering press of course Рbut for now  have a look at the new site, find out what Upwell is all about Рand feel free to leave a comment.

Upwell is myself, an industrial designer focused on crafting thoughtful work for my clients. I love what i do; mostly because it gives me a valid excuse to conduct social experiments in order to better understand how we interact with each other and our surroundings. This is in turn gains me knowledge so that I can improve upon, or at the very least support those experiences through design solutions.

I’m always happy to discuss future collaborations, no matter what the medium or category may be.
Feel free to reach out: justin@upwelldesign.com