Industrial Designer Chris Leykam Finds Inspiration on Two Wheels

Industrial Designer Chris Leykam has designed for New Balance, Rockport and Tommy Bahama. He was Co-Founder and Designer of WICKIT-X, an experimental mens apparel company that sought to bring environmentally-friendly garments to dirtbikers and BMX riders. WICKIT-X created durable separates made for the outdoor enthusiast with natural materials found right in the environments they ride in. The process included developing mood boards to discover relevant seasonal color, graphics, and patterns.

Chris Leykam’s original art graced the DINERS theme motorcycle from the TV show of the same name on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). The motorcycle was featured in the American Motorcycle Association’s “MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles” exhibit and coffee table book alongside bikes owned by Brad Pitt, Carlos Mencia, Keith Urban, Peter Fonda and bands Journey, Rush and Foreigner.

Inbetween design projects, Chris dirt bikes the back roads and trails of his home in England for inspiration and does freelance design for companies in the motorcycle and apparel footwear industry.

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