Industrial Designer
Utah, USA

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The Bontrager Defender was a project sponsored by Trek. It's a cycling helmet designed for police officers because there are plenty of bike products for them but no helmet. 

The inspiration for this project were superheroes. It gave my design a strong, sleek, tough look. After exploring many different shapes and forms, I ended up going for a futuristic riot style helmet. This form gives the notion of authority. It allows for extra padding all around it. It has front and back ventilation holes and LED lights.

At the end of the day, I wanted the helmet to allow police officers to feel safer.