EHG Design

2004-Present EHG Design Inc./In 2004 I established EHC Design Inc. (DBA EHG Design Inc.) These twelve years of freelance design work have greatly enriched my design portfolio and artistic perspective. Working for a diverse array of clients with demand for an eclectic variety of product has encouraged me to experiment with fervent ingenuity ways to consistently generate impressive product. Currently designing the second season of Homeschool Outerwear, working with Homeschool and setting creative direction for Bonfire Snowboarding, in the winter of 2015, has been a rejuvenating return to the root of my design initiative, creating Industry Leading products designed specifically for snowboarding.

In 2004 I designed new pieces to contribute to the classic Steep Tech Collection by Scott Schmidt for The North Face. Affectionately named “Zipper Tech” the Steep Tech project contrasted the current ultra clean trend of the outdoor industry.

I was assigned the first four seasons of Vans outerwear (2004-2009) with the challenge to incorporate technical elements available through The North Face, while still respecting the heritage of this iconic brand. The concept that initiated this project was to create a line of outerwear to compliment Vans’ snowboarding boot collection.

Fall of 2010-2011 I was contracted by Planet Earth Clothing to rediscover their fundamental design philosophy, and create new fit blocks and garment features. I also assisted with the sourcing and development of ecologically sensitive fabrics and trims.

Summer and Fall collections in 2011-2013, commissioned by Outdoor Research for work designing a broad spectrum of multi season products, ranging from garments engineered for rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing off- piste, yoga and drinking beer at the pub.   This work with Outdoor Research expanded my portfolio into the core Outdoor business and more experience in the area of sportswear, and further prepared me for work with Eastern Mountain Sports in 2015.

The Outdoor Research, Lodestar fleece jacket, won a Polartec Apex award in 2012.

2012-2014 contracted by Easton to add to their hockey and baseball apparel collections, where I designed uniforms, fleece, jerseys and warm-ups.

I joined the team for a startup company called Bluesmiths, and we began collaborating on crafted waterwear. The Bluesmiths design DNA and entire apparel collection is my contribution to this brand whose products have received design awards.

“At Bluesmiths we build the hardest-working, most versatile waterwear in the world. Based in Maui, Hawaii, we live for real innovation & problem solving, best-in-class fabrics, timeless styling and uncompromising manufacturing standards.”

2013/ Began my work with the lead designer and co-owner of Kitsbow as a contributing designer. This was my first real work in the realm of mountain bike apparel after my RISD exit collection. Mountain biking is my life blood, designing premium products I need for that sport, is the culmination of work, play and life.

“We are about craft. About style. And about function. We believe that anything worth doing is worth doing with the best of what’s available. We believe anything out there can be made better, including our stuff. We’re obsessive and driven. It shows in how we build our bikes, how we ride, and how we make these clothes.” - Kitsbow Philosophy

My first comprehensive architectural / interiors project, “The Healing Space”, started 2013 and spanned two years. As a world traveling Wyoming native, I was hired by Dr. Allen and Virginia Gee to design a building intended to cross pollinate traditional or “western medicine” and “eastern medicine” the healing arts, with a design marrying contemporary and rustic elements in multi functional spaces and healing atmosphere.