CPP alumni sprouting new products for Flipped Dimension-Poly Post

2021-12-08 05:37:10 By : Mr. John Du

Alumni Christian Nunez (21, plant science) expanded his Cal Poly Pomona-inspired merchandise through his business called Flipped Dimension in the fall semester and provided some unique items to the community.

More than 40 sticker designs were inspired by Billy Bronco. His popular CLA Building keychain was inspired by Antione Predock’s historical landmarks and Japanese-style embroidered labels. Nunez showed his latest products and upcoming projects to the CPP community.

He launched his first organic cotton tote bag with yellow handles and cross-shoulder straps, printed with a graphic design inspired by Billy Mustang in a Japanese garden. There were only 100 handbags in stock at the time, and to his surprise, they were sold out within two days.

As of November 20, Nunez has sold 1,221 pieces on Etsy, including his vinyl stickers, cotton tote bags, Japanese labels, CLA Building keychains, masks, and CPP frosted posters. However, Nunez explained that the process of developing tote bags was challenging.

"Due to the entire pandemic, the shipping costs from China are very expensive. The first launch was 100 pieces, and we can't do more because of how much money we have," Nunez said. "I tried to find the same or higher quality handbags in the United States, but I didn't have any handbags that I wanted."

Due to the limited inventory of cotton handbags, Nunez continued to research American manufacturers to produce handbags faster and maintain the quality of handbags. At the same time, he has increased his inventory to 150 handbags and will receive new goods at the end of November.

Despite the setbacks, Nunez continued to seek new ideas for CPP students to feel represented through his products. For each product he launches, he hopes to obtain greater investment for future products such as iron patches, beanies, cups inspired by Mustang Starbucks, stuffed animal keychains and Mustang statues.

Similar to the vinyl Mustang stickers representing the CPP student profession, Nunez will release nine ironed stickers, each with the words "College of...". He hopes that students can choose to match his green, yellow or black beanie or CPP's Bronco bookstore "College of..." hoodie.

According to Nunez, creating "the physical performance of each student's major will bring a lot of emotional value to people." He likes to see CPP students and alumni look bright when they see their major represented by his sticker. .

According to Kaylee Bacani, a nutrition student and vice president of the Food and Nutrition Forum, she did not see her profession through the sticker. Therefore, she contacted Nunez to develop a sticker for her club.

"This will be a small mustang in a white coat, and he (Nunez) will put MyPlate on a small pin," Bakani said. "In addition, there is a small name tag that says'Food Expert', and we are considering adding a book about the Krebs cycle." MyPlate is a nutrition guide for the US Department of Agriculture, including fruits, grains, vegetables, protein and Dairy products.

In previous reports, Nunez shared his first project, which included a 3D model of the CLA building, a keychain and a pencil holder.

Currently, he is developing a replica of the Mustang statue located near the residential suite. His test model can be found in YouTube and a YouTube video by mold maker Robert Tolone.

"My friend and I both went out and took 1,000 photos of the Mustang. We put them into a software called Photogrammetry to make a 3D model, and then I sent it to the out-of-state (Robert Tolone) who has a resin printer," Nunez said. "I hope this goes as planned. If the model doesn't work in the end, I can use a different material or buy a resin printer."

Nunez often looks for new products to add to his business and compares his company Flipped Dimensions to a "tree."

"The trunk is the CLA building. As the tree grows into different branches, they symbolize different products, such as stickers. Then that branch will deviate from the other branches," Nunez said. "So now I have Billy sticker designs, and I use this design to turn them into newer designs and newer products."

Biology student Diana Au modeled for Nunez's recently launched tote bag and helped promote ideas such as Japanese embroidered tags and tote bags behind the scenes.

"I am very proud of his achievements. I remember when I first saw his business only stickers and CLA models, but now he has more products, and many people know his business. Until now, "Au said.

Although Nunez graduated with a degree in plant science, he continues to be active in the CPP community, hoping to officially obtain permission to sell on campus.

For updates on Flip Dimension products, please visit Nunez’s Instagram account @flippedimension or visit his Etsy account.

Featured image courtesy of Christian Nunez.

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