Our next meeting features guest speaker Brennan Mulligan of SKYOU. Wherever product customization and the Internet cross paths, chances are good that Brennan Mulligan has been there. It was Brennan who built the small Bay Area enterprise known as Timbuk2 into a worldwide phenomenon; their customizable three-panel messenger bags with the “happy swirl” are ubiquitous. He next created the first GUI for mass customized products on the internet. Having sold Timbuk2, he moved on to work with Nike in launching a domestic bag factory, with bags selling on NIKEiD. He next founded Confego, a mass customization consulting business which worked with Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Timberland, Hasbro and other global brands. He then sold Confego to Zazzle, the company where you can imprint your own design on anything, from business cards to postage stamps. Currently Brennan manages Reebok’s customization sourcing and back-end software.
The SKYOU platform is not open, but rather invites individual artists to participate. A SKYOU print and pattern marketplace is due to launch in Oct. 2014. Come be inspired, and hear how SKYOU can work for you!