Whenever I am creating or admiring art and design, I always want to know all about the history and background. Perhaps it just started by being a curious child, but I love reading about how things got their start and ended up the way they are. I believe having a deeper understanding of where people and things came from gives us all a better appreciation for art and humanity. The D'clic backpack is a great example of this. When I first began creating it, I read all about the history of the backpack - from military to mountaineering uses in ancient time. This knowledge has made me a better designer in that it give me greater understanding, better control, and ability to make judgments about what I'm creating.