OUR FOUNDER

After nearly a dozen years in the outdoor and snow sports industry working for Columbia Sportswear, I began my own design firm because, above all else, I wanted a challenge.  I wanted to take what I’d learned as a senior designer, and product line manager for a world-renowned company and apply it on a more innovative, grass-roots level.  I wanted freedom to roam, to expand other companies’ horizons while expanding my own. Those horizons aren’t limited to my business. By continuing my education—in the classroom and out in nature—I am constantly gaining a better sense of what works, what doesn’t, and what’s missing when we step outside. My work feeds into my life, and vice-versa. It’s a never-ending cycle, and a good one at that.

KIM BRANNOCK, FOUNDER, SY DESIGN | CO FOUNDER, COALITION FOR THE DESCHUTES MAD SKILLS:  Creative Direction, Design, Development, Extremely Detailed Tech Packages, Prototyping, Hand-Drafted Patterns, Color Wizardry PASSIONS:  Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, XC Skiing, Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, SUP, Trail Running, Backpacking, Hiking, and Climbing CERTIFICATIONS:  Wilderness First-Aid Certified, AIARE Level I Certification

KIM BRANNOCK, FOUNDER, SY DESIGN | CO FOUNDER, COALITION FOR THE DESCHUTES

MAD SKILLS:  Creative Direction, Design, Development, Extremely Detailed Tech Packages, Prototyping, Hand-Drafted Patterns, Color Wizardry

PASSIONS:  Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, XC Skiing, Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, SUP, Trail Running, Backpacking, Hiking, and Climbing

CERTIFICATIONS:  Wilderness First-Aid Certified, AIARE Level I Certification

 

CREATIVE PARTNERS

SY Design works collaboratively with a variety of talented West Coast based creatives depending on client needs and projects.  In addition, we also support burgeoning young creatives located here in beautiful Bend, Oregon, as well as participating in mentorship of students in the University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program.

 
JERRY GUNDERSON, POINT WHITE DESIGN, Bainbridge Island, WA. MAD SKILLS: Apparel Design, Pattern making, Grading, Sample Sewing, Fittings, Factory Liaison, vast Rolodex of Fabricators in the US and Overseas. OUTDOOR PASSIONS: Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, Surfing, Kiteboarding, Mountain Biking, and Mushroom Picking.

JERRY GUNDERSON, POINT WHITE DESIGN, Bainbridge Island, WA.

MAD SKILLS: Apparel Design, Pattern making, Grading, Sample Sewing, Fittings, Factory Liaison, vast Rolodex of Fabricators in the US and Overseas.

OUTDOOR PASSIONS: Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, Surfing, Kiteboarding, Mountain Biking, and Mushroom Picking.

 
DAN FREDMAN + LINDA REESE, SPARKTANK, Portland, OR MAD SKILLS:  Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography, Video OUTDOOR PASSIONS:  Hiking, Biking, Birding, Running, Climbing, Connecting, Exploring.  

DAN FREDMAN + LINDA REESESPARKTANK, Portland, OR

MAD SKILLS:  Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography, Video

OUTDOOR PASSIONS:  Hiking, Biking, Birding, Running, Climbing, Connecting, Exploring.

 

RIAZ FINNEMORE, FINNEMORE DESIGN, San Francisco and Truckee, CA. MAD SKILLS:  Softgoods Product Design and Development   OUTDOOR PASSIONS: Fly Fishing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, and Adventure.

RIAZ FINNEMORE, FINNEMORE DESIGN, San Francisco and Truckee, CA.

MAD SKILLS:  Softgoods Product Design and Development  

OUTDOOR PASSIONS: Fly Fishing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Surfing, Mountain Biking, and Adventure.

 
BRIAN ZAGER, BKZ GRFX, Bend, OR MAD SKILLS:  Drawing, Painting, and Printing PASSIONS:  Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Fly Fishing

BRIAN ZAGER, BKZ GRFX, Bend, OR

MAD SKILLS:  Drawing, Painting, and Printing

PASSIONS:  Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Fly Fishing