Jason Mayden is a designer and entrepreneur-in-residence at Accel Partners, assisting with the development of Accel’s brand position among the global community of entrepreneurs while working with portfolio companies on deepening and extending their knowledge and ability to create cultures of curiosity. He is also CEO and founder of Super Heroic, a business focused on providing quality play-performance footwear, apparel, and technology for elementary school aged children. During his 13+ year career at Nike, he served as Senior Global Design Director and Global Director of Innovation for Nike Digital Sport, Jason led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performance products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan. Jason is a d.Fellow and Media Design Lecturer at the Stanford Hasso Plattner School of Design; a lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he holds a Master’s in General Management and Social Innovation; a regular columnist for Hypebeast Magazine and hypebeast.com; an advisory board member to his alma mater the College for Creative Studies; and an advisor of Slyce, a company created by Bryant Barr and Stephen Curry.

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I expect to set up a ‘field trip’ for my Community College Design students … when will this presentation take place and the time of the event.

We have been able to come during Design Week with a free admission in the past and hope to do so again … my students have limited resources and commute from Orange County which is costly. We have been most appreciative in the past due to the incredible opportunity to view the history of; the incredible displays of; and the most innovative of DESIGN pieces at this time.

I will be expecting approximately 20 – 25 students.

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