My name is Erika and I’ve been working on GraceTech since it was just a glimmer of an idea to today, as it prepares to launch. Most of the time I'lll be posting, but I also hope to have guest bloggers. Today, I’ll give you a little background on myself. I started in marketing working for advertising agencies and then worked with non-profits and finally, tech companies. I hopscotched all over the country carrying my laptop and everything I needed to work on the go. GraceTech became my passion because I had a constant nagging question, why can’t I find a workbag I love?
Over the years I bought inexpensive laptop bags as well and expensive ones. None of them made me happy. They all carried my laptop, but they had something wrong—too heavy, too plain, too masculine, too many hard edges (I’ve gotten bruised by my bag's hard corners).
Once on a whim, I saw a very inexpensive bag at an outlet and bought it. For the price (less than $30) I thought why not. I'll use it for a while. But, that bag turned out to be controversial. A co-worker and friend told me that I can’t carry a purple bag to work. She said it was too crazy and wasn’t professional looking. At a tech startup? Seriously??!!
Do you feel like there are bags that are too crazy for you to carry to work? If so, I'd love to hear your story.
I hope this becomes an interactive dialog. You can give me your feedback in the comments section. And, you can let me know if there's a topic you want addressed. I will read every comment and respond as soon as I can.
I'm looking forward to connecting with you!