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.
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.
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
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