Ben Weisgerber

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” -Mary Lou Cook

I have almost 20 months in the design field working for companies all across the spectrum. I have experienced working as part of a design team for huge corporations such as Michael Kors and Fossil, as well as intimate companies such as Factor 10 Design Consultancy and Basco Custom Showers and enjoyed every minute of them.

For my capstone, eco-conscious line of technical jackets for Fall 2016 release.

Check out my portfolio here.

I have always had an interest in apparel and streetwear ever since I was a little kid and had to wear a uniform to school. The one way to stand out when wearing a uniform was the details, what shoes and watch you wore to be different. Ever since then my interest in designing products that make people stand out. I have fostered this passion during my years in college by taking assignments and twisting them into something that will let me create a skill set for creating apparel. I can go from an idea, to a sketch rendering, then create a pattern and sew it together by hand for presentations and mock ups. I want to bring these skills and my life experiences into the workplace.

When I’m not hunched over my desk in studio you can find me playing pick up basketball on campus or grilling out with friends. In typical ‘millennial’ fashion I enjoy getting out and experiencing everything I can, if there’s an adrenaline rush and something I haven’t done yet, count me in!

Thanks for your time and I look forward to talking with you soon!