Sarah McNerney is a Minnesota based graphic designer and creative director. After five years of bootstrapping, prototyping, and learning from a cousin in the leather business out in the Minnesota Prairie, Sarah created the first Winter Project Artist backpack. A bag that is stylish, simple and practical; a bag that is perfect for urban navigation on foot or on bike; a bag that can go the distance on a hike or a trip around the globe.
In 1935, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) was created under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration. It was one of the most ambitious programs under the American New Deal agency and provided jobs to the unemployed population during The Great Depression. The agency executed public works projects that included the construction of public buildings, road, parks, bridges and schools. The WPA also employed artists, writers, actors and directors to help rebuild the country following the United States greatest economic crisis it had seen yet. We are proud to bear the WPA acronym. All our materials are sourced in the USA along with sewing and assembly.