Highlander Podcast

Outdoor Product Design & Development

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A podcast about the past, present, and future of the outdoor industry.

Highlander is made possible by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University and Aggie Radio in beautiful Logan, Utah.

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181 episodes

Yoji Kaneda | PLM @ Danner Boots | Highlander Podcast

Yoji Haneda, Product Line Manager at Danner Boots, speaks to students about his day-to-day role as a PLM, key skills and traits required for success, and the behind-the-scenes dynamic between design, development, and product management. Yoji Kaneda https://www.linkedin.com/in/yoji-kaneda-584679184/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd Discover the Outdoor Recreation Archive on Instagram https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive or on USU’s website https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive. https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Episodes hosted, edited, and produced by Chase Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasewoodruffanderson/ in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.  

49m
Feb 06
Dick Tracy | Plastic Buckle Inventor | History of Gear

Dick Tracy, inventor and innovator, talks about his contributions to the outdoor industry including the invention of the plastic buckle in a world dominated by metal fasteners. Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd Discover the Outdoor Recreation Archive on Instagram https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive or on USU’s website https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive. https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Episodes hosted, edited, and produced by Chase Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasewoodruffanderson/ in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.

1h 3m
Jan 30
Spencer Wyatt | Director of Concepts and Surface Design | Allbirds

Spencer Wyatt, Director of Concepts and Surface Design at Allbirds, speaks to OPDD students about his interest in color and materials and the influence of Ninja Turtles on his design career.   Spencer Wyatt Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-wyatt-84b8237/   Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O   Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast   The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.   Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/.   https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd   Discover the Outdoor Recreation Archive on Instagram https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive or on USU’s website https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive.   https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive   Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en   Episodes hosted, edited, and produced by Chase Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasewoodruffanderson/ in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.

54m
Jan 17
Rhonda Summer & Katherine Connolly | Under Armour | Outdoor History Summit 2022

Rhonda Summer, Design Director for Men’s and Women’s Outerwear & Outdoor at Under Armour  and Katherine Connolly, a Graphic Designer at Under Armour, talk about the influence of archives on the design process and the power archival collections can have to influence future work. Rhonda Summer https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondasummer/ Katherine Connolly https://www.linkedin.com/in/katherine-connolly/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd Discover the Outdoor Recreation Archive on Instagram https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive or on USU’s website https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive. https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive Episodes hosted, edited, and produced by Chase Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasewoodruffanderson/ in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.

20m
Dec 27, 2022
Katie Hargrave & Meredith Laura Lynn | Educators & Artists | Outdoor History Summit 2022

Katie Hargrave and Meredith Laura Lynn, educators and artists, shared how archives and a recent visit to USU Special Collections influenced some recent projects and art installations that explore the intersection of the outdoors and artistic expression. Katie Hargrave Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga https://instagram.com/katie_hargrave_?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.katiehargrave.com/ Meredith Laura Lynn Assistant Professor at Florida State University https://instagram.com/meredithlauralynn?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= http://www.meredithlauralynn.com/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd Discover the Outdoor Recreation Archive on Instagram https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive or on USU’s website https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive. https://instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive https://libguides.usu.edu/outdoorrecreationarchive Episodes hosted, edited, and produced by Chase Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasewoodruffanderson/ in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah.

22m
Dec 19, 2022
Clare Pavelka | Brand Archivist @ Red Wing & Vasque | Outdoor History Summit 2022

Clare Pavelka, Brand Archivist for Red Wing and Vasque, speaks at the 2022 Outdoor History Summit about her role and the creation and growth of the archive. Clare Pavelka https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-pavelka-50b0578/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellowship https://libguides.usu.edu/c.php?g=1082619&p=8616180 Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

16m
Dec 12, 2022
Catherine Acosta | Brand Archivist @ Vans | Outdoor History Summit 2022

Catherine Acosta, Brand Archivist for Vans, speaks at the 2022 Outdoor History Summit about why history matters and the creation and growth of the Vans archive. Catherine Acosta https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-acosta-2778b2109/ https://www.instagram.com/bourgeoisspirituality/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellowship https://libguides.usu.edu/c.php?g=1082619&p=8616180 Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

28m
Dec 05, 2022
Darren Ritten | Brand Archivist @ Arc’teryx | Outdoor History Summit

Darren Ritten, Brand Archivist for Arc’teryx, speaks at the 2022 Outdoor History Summit about the origins of the corporate archive as well as the opportunities and challenges of building an archive from the ground up. Darren Ritten https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-r-642aa92a/ https://instagram.com/mgssince1989?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellowship https://libguides.usu.edu/c.php?g=1082619&p=8616180 Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

23m
Nov 27, 2022
Stine Danielle | Artist & Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellow | Outdoor History Summit

Stine Danielle, an artist who specializes in centering the voices of people of color in outdoor spaces speaks at the Outdoor History Summit about their time in the Outdoor Recreation Archive and her research as a 2022 Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellow. Stine Danielle https://stinedanielle.com/ https://www.instagram.com/stine__danielle/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellowship https://libguides.usu.edu/c.php?g=1082619&p=8616180 Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

22m
Nov 17, 2022
Dr. Rachel Gross | Outdoor History Summit 2022 | History of Gear

Dr. Rachel Gross, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver speaks at the Outdoor History Summit about their time in the Outdoor Recreation Archive and research on the history of big box and specialty retail in the outdoor industry. Dr. Gross was a 2022 Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellow. Dr. Rachel Gross https://rachel-gross.com/ Outdoor Recreation Archive Fellowship https://libguides.usu.edu/c.php?g=1082619&p=8616180 Outdoor Recreation Archive Instagram https://www.instagram.com/outdoorrecarchive/?hl=en Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

24m
Oct 20, 2022
Conrad Anker | Climbing Legend | History of Gear Series

Climbing legend Conrad Anker speaks at the Outdoor Recreation Archive Kamp Kit Exhibit opening at Utah State University. Anker talks about the history of the outdoor industry, the evolution of gear, and the challenges of a changing climate for product designers. Conrad Anker Website https://www.conradanker.com/ MEDIA: Utah State Today https://www.usu.edu/today/story/renowned-climber-conrad-anker-talks-mountaineering-product-design-climate-change Utah Statesman https://usustatesman.com/guest-column-special-collections-opdd-help-students-meet-their-heroes/ Herald Journal https://www.hjnews.com/news/local/rock-climbing-legend-conrad-anker-visits-utah-state-university/article_bd458fdc-2b2b-11ed-a7bc-d314600f4101.html Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd  

1h 10m
Oct 17, 2022
Robert Thomas | Senior Director / USA @ Arc’teryx

Robert Thomas, Senior Director - USA for Arc’teryx, talks with students about the qualities of a great product line manager and PLMs as the hub of the product creation process. Robert Thomas | LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthomas/ https://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:80444/xv347236 Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu/ or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

46m
Oct 03, 2022
Laura Miera & Randy Verniers Former VPs @ Marmot | History of Gear

On this episode of the History of Gear, two Marmot alums, Laura Miera, the VP of Technical Product Development and Randy Verniers, VP of International Sales talk about the early days of the company, the transition from domestic to international production, and the evolution of brands that go through multiple acquisitions. Laura Miera Collection at Utah State University: https://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:80444/xv347236 Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O   Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

1h 3m
Sep 27, 2022
Sarah Al-Hussein, Product Developer @ Sanuk | Highlander Podcast

Sarah Al-Hussein, a product developer at Sanuk talks with first year product students at USU about their role as part of the product triad and the specific tasks of a developer in bringing footwear to market. Sarah Al-Hussein https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-al-hussein-20485789/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

48m
Aug 15, 2022
Dan Madden, Founder of Madden Equipment & Mike Valvano, Former President | History of Gear

Dan Madden, founder of Madden Equipment, and Mike Valvano, former President at Madden join the History of Gear to talk about how Madden stood out from other early pack companies and the rise, acquisition, sunsetting, and revival of the brand today. Madden Equipment https://www.maddenequipment.com/ Dan Madden https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmadden/ Mike Valvano https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-valvano-7480906/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

1h 40m
Aug 09, 2022
Bob Anderson, Founder and Editor of Runner’s World | History of Gear

On this episode of the History of Gear, we talk with Bob Anderson, Founder and Editor of Runner’s World. We talk about how he started the magazine, the evolution and massive growth of the sport, and how introduced millions of people to running. Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

1h 58m
Aug 01, 2022
Jack Kirkham | Owner of Springbar Tents | History of Gear

Jack Kirkham, owner of Springbar Tents, joins the History of Gear Series to talk about the oldest tentmaker in Utah, his father’s passion for making great product, and how they’ve continued to make heritage USA made tents. Learn more about Springbar Tents at their website: https://springbar.com/ For more conversations with outdoor movers and shakers, subscribe wherever you get podcasts including on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7mZSTBKSZPR9K71rJCVc7u, iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/highlander-podcast/id1483295935, Podbean https://highlandermag.podbean.com/, or each Sunday at 4 pm (MT) on Aggie Radio, 92.3 FM in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. Follow Aggie Radio for more great news, content, and other podcasts at aggieradio.com http://aggieradio.com and make sure to follow Highlander on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/highlandermag/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Highlander-Magazine-104570767697488/.  The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at https://opdd.usu.edu/ https://opdd.usu.edu/

1h 1m
Jul 28, 2022
Outdoor History Summit 2022 | History of Gear

The Outdoor History Summit brings together historians, corporate archivists, brands, and enthusiasts to talk about the history and impact of the outdoor industry.  RSVP and check out the full-lineup in the link below! https://usu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h3u7BxSfSKODasIu1WwU7w Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

10m
Jul 19, 2022
Dominique Showers, VP of ReBird @ Arc’teryx | Highlander Podcast

On this episode, Dominque showers, VP of ReBird, the circularity program at Arc’teryx, talks with students about upcycling, circularity, and what the company is doing to address sustainability issues in the past while building a roadmap to the future. Dominique Showers LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominiquemorisset/ ReBird https://arcteryx.com/us/en/explore/rebird/   Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O   Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

50m
Jul 18, 2022
Ted & Greg Hine | Founders of Hine Snowbridge | History of Gear

On this episode of the History of Gear, the Hine brothers, Ted and Greg talk about the founding of Hine Snowbridge, their time working in the pack business, the growth of bike packing, and the shift form domestic to international pack production. For a more comprehensive history of Hine Snowbridge, visit: http://tedhine.com/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

1h 21m
Jul 13, 2022
Jaimus Tailor Talks Upcycling with Sustainability Class | Highlander Podcast

On this episode Jaimus Tailor, founder and creative director of Greater Goods talks to students about his pathway into the world of product design and the upside as well as limitations of upcycling. Greater Goods https://www.instagram.com/greater.goods/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

51m
Jun 13, 2022
Catherine Acosta / Product Archivist and Brand Historian @ Vans | History of Gear

On this episode of the History of Gear, Catherine Acosta, Product Archivist and Brand Historian at Vans talks about material culture, the blending of consumer products and art, and the challenges and opportunities of building a corporate archive from the ground up. Catherine Acosta https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-acosta-2778b2109/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

53m
Jun 06, 2022
Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad | Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ On Running

On this episode, Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at On Running talks with students about their individual power and responsibility to create more inclusive products, experiences, and teams as future leaders in the outdoor industry. Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahrakabolinejad/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/beirne-chisolm-2407a5111/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

51m
May 12, 2022
Beirne Chisolm / Co-Founder of The Band | History of Gear

On this episode of the History of Gear, we talk with Beirne Chisolm, co-founder of The Band. We talk about how he and his brother Greg broke into the accessories business with their watchband, the early Utah outdoor industry, and his motivations for continuing to work in this industry. Beirne Chisolm https://www.linkedin.com/in/beirne-chisolm-2407a5111/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

1h 4m
May 02, 2022
Ami Vo / Senior Recruiter @ Deckers Brands | Highlander Podcast

On this episode, Ami Vo, at the time of recording, a Senior Recruiter at Deckers Brands, now at Nike, talks with students about the dos and don’ts of applying for positions in product creation and peels back the curtain on the hiring process. Ami Vo LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amivo/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/allan-pietrasanta-28593496/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O   Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

52m
Apr 25, 2022
Allan Pietrasanta / Owner & Operator of Buttermilk Mountain Works | History of Gear

Allan Pietrasanta, owner and operator behind Buttermilk Mountain Works joins the History of Gear to talk about the influence of Bishop, CA on the company, the shift from outdoor gear to soft goods for the tech industry, and other memories from the outdoor industry. Allan Pietrasanta https://www.linkedin.com/in/allan-pietrasanta-28593496/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

48m
Apr 18, 2022
Julia Feldman / Project Coordinator & Sustainability Leader @ TEVA

Julia Feldman, Project Coordinator and Sustainability Leader at Teva, talks to students about how to integrate sustainability into the design process and how she stays motivated in the fight for sustainability. Julia Feldman LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliarose97/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

49m
Apr 12, 2022
Jeff Knight / Co-Founder of Granite Gear | History of Gear

Jeff Knight, joins the History of Gear to talk about the company he co-founded, granite Gear, making a better portage pack, how the region influences the product, and the art of packmaking Jeff Knight / LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-knight-79ba089b/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

39m
Mar 28, 2022
Annie Agle / Senior Director of Impact & Sustainability @ Cotopaxi | Highlander Podcast

Annie Agle, Senior Director of Impact / Sustainability at Cotopaxi talks with OPDD students about the the challenges designers face when balancing performance and sustainability, why Cotopaxi focuses on using remnant fabrics, and the opportunities to build a more sustainable supply chain. Annie Agle / LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-agle-46b81825/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-thao-yang-97bb33a/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O   Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

50m
Mar 21, 2022
Clare Pavelka / Corporate Archivist @ Red Wing Shoe Company | History of Gear

Clare Pavelka, Corporate Archivist for Red Wing Shoe Company / Vasque joins the History of Gear to talk about the origins of the Vasque archive, the intersection of brand and state / regional history, and her journey from stamp collector to brand archivist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-pavelka-50b0578/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-thao-yang-97bb33a/ Watch these conversations on YouTube! https://bit.ly/33SVb2O Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast. https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries. Learn more at opdd.usu.edu http://opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/18992497/admin/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/. https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

57m
Mar 17, 2022