Sloan Gear is a student run retail venture that brings high quality branded and custom apparel to the MIT Sloan community. I was the creative director for the company from May 2012 to June 2013. As the design leader I worked with our sales and strategy teams to source apparel and design graphics for sale. In several cases, I worked directly with our clients to develop custom graphics for special events. I also coordinated with the MIT Technology Licensing Office to gain regulatory approval for the use of MIT and MIT Sloan logos. Further more, I worked with our operations team and directly with our vendors to place orders and deliver the final goods. This experience was an incredibly valuable experience because it gave me a real understanding of the very real challenges and opportunities that accompany the management of a start up venture. And because design was a central point of our value proposition, I had the opportunity to work in all aspects of the value chain from sales and strategy, to design and operations.