Well-regarded designer Jason Bleick has joined Volcom as Senior Design Director of the Men’s & Youth Division.
Jason most recently worked with Analog, which no longer makes streetwear after Burton opted to exit that portion of the business to focus on snow outerwear.
He also founded the men’s contemporary brand Ever, and previously served as Vice President of Design at Quiksilver.
Click here to read a previous interview we did with Jason about Ever, and about his decision to live in a teepee in Malibu and what he learned from the experience.
Below is the official press release from Volcom.
JASON BLEICK JOINS VOLCOM AS SENIOR DESIGN DIRECTOR
COSTA MESA, CALIF.- December 17, 2012- Volcom, Inc. announced the appointment of Jason Bleick as Sr. Design Director for Men’s & Youth divisions.
Jason has years of experience as a Creative Director within the Action Sports industry and beyond. At Volcom, Bleick will provide design direction, innovation and overall product strategy to the global teams. Bleick comes to Volcom with an immense amount of knowledge on all aspects of product creation. He was most recently Creative Director for Analog and spent 7 years working with the brand in various creative capacities.
Jason’s experience reached beyond Action Sports where he started his own Design Studio. Bleick also founded and was Creative Director of Ever. Prior to that, he was VP of Design at Quiksilver.
“We are excited to have Jason join the team and help to bring a fresh, new perspective to our product," said Jenna Graves Vice President of Apparel Design and Merchandising. "He has a huge appreciation of Volcom’s heritage and brand DNA, and I am confident in his ability to lead our men's and youth design teams."
About Volcom, Inc.
Volcom is a modern global lifestyle brand that embodies the creative spirit of youth culture. The company was founded by the principles of liberation, innovation, and experimentation, and this is uniquely expressed in premium quality clothing, footwear and accessories. For more information, please visit www.volcom.com http://www.volcom.com. Volcom is a wholly owned subsidiary of the PPR Group, www.ppr.com http://www.ppr.com.