Ryan Wither and Paul Lewin
Born in Colorado, Ryan Wither received his logical side from his mother, an accountant, and his creative side from his artistic father. He earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design, creating a wooden purse during his time there. As he was working in San Diego doing customer furniture and architectural design, women kept asking about that purse.
He ran into Chicagoan and fellow Savannah College of Art and Design graduate Paul Lewin, and after a night of drawing designs frantically at a bar, those sketches gradually morphed into prototypes and finally, real accessories.