Jerry Gundersen, specialist in adventure and children's outdoor apparel.

Jerry Gundersen, specialist in adventure and children's outdoor apparel.

Meet Jerry

I've been designing and making apparel for 25 years, ever since creating a prom dress for my girlfriend out of bubble wrap. From couture wedding gowns to rugged outdoor wear, if someone said something couldn't be done, then I took it apart and did it myself. I love designing clothes for a purpose, whether it be dancing a tango or summiting Mount Rainier. I believe there no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing. I'm happiest in the mountains, testing the latest gear just off the sewing machine.

I was lead senior designer at Outdoor Research for ten years, overseeing a line of apparel with earnings from $500k in sales to $17m. Many of my designs have won industry awards.

I have a god-given gift for transforming a garment from a mere idea into a functional tech pack that is accessible to any fabricator, from a facility in Northern China to a workshop in south Seattle.

I love creating designs for style and utility, recycling old clothes into new ones. I love life, liberty and the pursuit of adrenaline.

 

Specialties

Designing on Illustrator :: patternmaking :: sewing :: seam sealing :: gluing :: laminating :: creating tech packs :: :: roasting my own coffee :: leaping tall buildings