SPN interviews Alan Tipp of Eyeking
So from time to time I get really excited about interviews...and this is one of those times. To be honest, every time I get an opportunity to sit down and learn more about someone's passion and business it invigorates me to continue building the SPN community as well as spreading the news about the amazing talent we have here.
This interview with Alan Tipp is not only an example of building the community, but finding and bringing new, talented individuals and innovative leaders into the fold.
Having heard Tipp's name a few times over the last few months, I wanted to reach out and learn more about the work he does and the passionate creativity he possesses. Since then, I've enjoyed getting to know Alan more, and I encourage you to watch my interview with him. Make sure to keep an eye on what's coming down the pipe for him...
More about Alan Tipp, from his bio:
Alan, a native to Omaha, Nebraska, earned his Bachelor’s from the University of Kansas where he studied Industrial Design. In early 2000 he began working for a start-up firm in Baltimore, MD known as Big Bang Products. He designed and developed items for The Home Shopping Network, QVC, Herrington, Macy’s, Dicks, The Sports Authority, Lands End, The Sharper image, Hammacher Schlemmer, and several other retailers. In 2002, the company restructured and focused its efforts on cold weather apparel accessories and outdoor recreational hard goods. The business, known thereafter as 180’s and Kelsyus, adopted Tipp’s inventions and sold them under its $50mm brand portfolio. During his tenure, Tipp’s ideas contributed to over 35 US and Foreign patents.
After seven years, he left 180’s, moved back to Nebraska and went on to pursue a career in eyewear. He currently serves as the Director of Design for Eyeking, LLC. In his studio, Tipp designs for the company’s most successful and notable eyewear licensees; Under Armour and Hobie Polarized.