Arthur van de Laak
I started backpacking in 1993 with a trip to Thailand. What followed were various long stint travels which took me to 53 countries around the world.
I now share my love for travel with my family, traveling as a digital nomad and a world schooling parent.
I am using my travel experience to create travel gear that will make travel easier and smarter for solo travelers, travel couples, travel buddies and traveling families.
I am the founder / owner of Studio-Jk a soft goods design house based in Tel Aviv.
I specialise in the development of textile-based products, with a passion for detail & quality.
I have a Bachelor degree in design and a total of 12 years of experience with textile designs.
I am also know as Meggie. I have worked for 5 years as a PR & Marketing Expert, but left the corporate world to work freelance and enjoy more of the world through travels.
I work now as a PR & Marketing Consultant, and I have the freedom to choose where I want to be, and who I want to be.
I met Arthur at the beginning of my new adventure, and I immediately fell in love with his idea. I believe his backpacks are solving a problem and will make a difference in the market.
João Victor Machado
I’m a digital marketing consultant, and my expertise is on Facebook and marketing automation. I also maintain the Smart Gear blog and the social media accounts.
I’m a freelancer and I’ve met Arthur in this journey. Right away I connected with the products he is idealising, an innovative travelling backpack to solve actual backpackers problems.
I’m from Rio in Brasil and I started travelling at a young age. I traveled one year to US and many parts inside Brazil. I love meeting people and have new experiences.