What led to the creation of Full Court Sport while you were still at your production design job?
I was always playing; It’s a sport that I love. I was always playing on public courts. You would sort of play and then run around for the rest of the day and I never wanted to wear any of the women’s tennis clothes that I was finding. They were all sort of pink and white and just didn’t have that city sensibility and I just sort of wanted something with pockets. None of the women’s stuff had pockets, none of the leggings none of the shorts or anything so I kind of thoughts, maybe someone should make this a legging with a ball pocket or something and so then I just kind of started doing a little bit of research and thought well maybe ill just do it myself.
Did you study clothing design? Are you trained, or did you teach yourself?
No, I am not trained at all. I started asking friends who do design work, “I want to make myself this little kit, how do I go about doing that?” I got some feedback, and from there I started doing my own research like I would any sort of production related job, which brought me to Portland, where I had the kindness of other people who had made these things before giving me tips and numbers. I was really fortunate in that way. So I was able to piece it all together by some miracle, I don’t really know how now that I think about it.