TwispWorks is pleased to welcome Ian Ross and his company, Masterpoint Designs, to the TwispWorks campus! Masterpoint Designs is the maker of handmade backpacks for those who work and play in the outdoors. Ian and his company strives to create durable, beautiful and functional equipment for outdoor enthusiasts who demand consistent, long term performance from their gear.
For more than 17 years, Ian has climbed rock and ice and shared his love of wild places with hundreds of students through his work with Outward Bound. Through his years of guiding, teaching and exploring he has developed ideas for unique and functional packs and had been waiting for the opportunity to translate his dreams into a reality. Ian began sewing through a personal venture making messenger bags, sewing suspension components for prosthetics and working in the repair department for a major pack manufacturer. With this experience, he made his first prototype backpack in the winter of 2015. After more prototyping and many rounds of feedback and field testing, Ian has created a number of backpack designs and created Masterpoint to share his products with outdoor enthusiasts. Ian’s studio is located in the South Warehouse, (Building 10).