After spending nearly 13 years at Nike doing everything from creating logos for some of your favorite athletes and designing footwear to his most recent position, Global Design Director for Brand Jordan. Jason Mayden explains why he left a position some may dream of having, his son.
One evening Mayden heard his 10 year old son say something no parent wants to hear their child say, “I don’t love who I am.” Feeling like a blow to the gut, he decided to leave Nike so that he could dedicate himself to finding the root of his son’s rapid weight gain. On a search for knowledge he researched genetics, nutrition, and anything else you can think of. After visiting doctors his sons diagnosis would be a result of food allergies and intolerance’s.
“It has to be a sign,” Mayden states as he returns to work six months later after receiving an offer from Nic Barnes a vice president of marketing for a new product studio, Mark One. Joining as the vice president of design for the company, he brings his talents he used at Nike with him as he helps the Mark One brand grow. The first mission is a product dubbed the Vessyl which is a cup that automatically tracks what your drinking. Set to release in 2015 the cup has the ability to count calories, sugar, and protein consumption and send the results to your iPhone. Great to see John Mayden pick up where he left and that was designing. Jordan’s over family, or what would you have done? Let us know in the comments section
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