Derek DeSpain

“As an ex-motocross racer, I found my love for 2 wheels earlier than most. I raced on the circuit for a few years before stepping away to chase down a proper education in design. Post-graduation I got a marketing job with Troy Lee Designs, which also helped to develop my eye for design within the motorcycle industry.  This ultimately motivated me to branch off on my own and return to my roots. I started by redesigning and reconstructing a couple motorcycles for clients using my dad’s fabrication shop. I still love to ride motocross, surf, snowboard and skateboard whenever possible. As well as continuing to study  architecture, photography, fashion and furniture design. I’ve found that each of these extracurricular activities have provided me forum to collaborate, inform and be informed of a lifestyle that is youthful and free; thoughtful, inspired and intelligent.” -Derek