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From fabric shopping with Kanye, to cycling in Tuscany, Alex Valdman knows where design happens - and it's not in front of a computer. We talk with Alex, design director of Rapha, about the changing role of the designer, the nature of creativity, and knowing when to rebel against the...

Mule Design Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by the New Yorker.  He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Recent clients include The...

REI Nasahn Sheppard is the first Divisional Vice President of Product Design at REI, where he leads all creative aspects of REI’s Private Brands product design. Nasahn brings extensive experience to his role in leading transformational change in REI private brands. As a private consultant, he led creative work for brands...

Draplin Design Co. Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity and Illustration categories. We make stuff for Field Notes, Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Esquire, Nike, Old 97s, Wired, Dinosaur Jr, Timberline, Chunklet, Eaux...

Cellist A one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, to create lush, beautiful and otherworldly music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë’s self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and she has amassed an incredible 1.3 million twitter...

Range Jeanine Pesce is the go-to woman for tracking global active trends across multiple categories, from action sports to outdoor. Specializing in lifestyle, color, materials, and innovation within the market, she has been featured in major media platforms including Transworld Business, The Denver Post, SNews, Surfer Magazine, The Ski Channel, Footwear...