IN the media


Threadlab: open source clothing design for men

The original Kickstarter page for a DIY, sew-free clothing design concept. Even though it didn't make it's funding goal, I'm still glad I followed through on the idea. 

Threadlab on Fast Company

Threadlab via Laughingsquid

Interview with bemis 

Bemis (manufacturer of thermoplastic adhesives used in the apparel industry) featured an interview with me on their company blog.

Gay Jeans

Gay Jeans, a hugely successful project that raised money for the San Francisco LGBT Center, and a project which was tremendously personal for me, featured uniquely dyed USA-grown and milled denim that revealed a rainbow of hues over the course of normal wear & tear. It was featured on Adweek, The Washington Times, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, and Fast Company.

You can read my personal statement about the project here.

The Space Jacket

The Space Jacket, a pet project I did on the side, was picked up by Betabrand once the CEO saw me wearing it, and after a few tweaks, made it ready for production. It was covered by Outside Magazine, HiConsumption, Supercompressor, Business Insider, LaughingSquid, Thrillist, and Entrepreneur Magazine

Flashback Capsule Collection

The Flashback Collection is a capsule collection of products I designed in collaboration with celebrity Dj Chris Holmes for Betabrand. The garments feature fabric and trim made from retroreflective materials. 

Here's a link to a timelapse video of its construction.

Flashback via Wired Magazine

Flashback on

Flashback via Fast Company

Norton RFID-Blocking Jeans

As part of a marketing effort for Norton Security (parent company of Symantec), I designed a pair of jeans that had a special pocket lining to block RFID skimmers from being able to read the data on chip-enabled cards and devices. The product was covered by ABC News, The Verge, Designboom, Fast Company, and The BBC.


Germinator Anti-microbial Commuter Jacket

Designed in collaboration with Gravity Tank, a design consulting firm based out of San Francisco, CA, this softshell jacket has panels of antimicrobial fabric in key places to help stop the spread of germs while riding public transit. It was featured on Gizmodo, Ecouterre, and Designboom

Presentations, Talks, and panel discussions

Betabrand: Social Product Design and Development at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Tenacious Thread: Steven B. Wheeler Designer Q&A at General Assembly, San Francisco, CA

Designed to Ride: Discussion on Bike Commute Apparel, at Huckleberry Bicycles, San Francisco, CA