I started VL Mountaineering my senior year of college as a way to use my design skills and passion for the outdoors to help others. While in school, I have had to wear several hats with VL Mountaineering. In addition to being a business owner, I have had to be a designer, marketer, salesman, recruiter, and more. It hasn't gone unnoticed! I have collaborated and worked with students and faculty from all over the university and currently lead a team of six students on a project as part of a collaboration with a student-run design consultancy on campus.
VL Mountaineering has taught me so much not only about design, but how to run a business, seek help and wisdom from others, to work with people with skill sets very different than mine, how to sell my own designs and ideas, and to take risks.
Check out the images below that showcase some of our current products and the work I have done. We can be found at vlmountaineering.com if you would like to see more!
By far one of our most popular products, this "Less is More" is one of my favorite designs I've done to date.
We have worked with a few professional photographers who are also students and eager to help us and our mission.
This is one of our most popular designs and one of the first ones I did for VL.
We also have brand ambassadors across the country. This photo is from ambassador Bella Schuster.