Who we are

Our values are deeply rooted in sustainable product development for active lifestyles.

Our Mission

We design products that inspire and motivate people to live active and healthy lifestyles.

Philosophy

Keep the focus on creating honest and authentic user experiences. Approach each design challenge holistically, with a focus on crafting elegant solutions to honest problems.

Our Story

Kyle Ellison's passion for design began as a child hiking in the mountains of California. Whether in the coastal Santa Cruz mountains or high above the tree line in the Sierra Nevadas, you could often hear excited conversation about the latest gear, and what could be done to make it even better. To this day we find that the most inspiring, innovative, and compelling designs still come from time spent outside.

Trailside Creative, LLC was started in 2012 with the mission to get more people off the couch, and outside! To support this mission the focus at Trailside Creative is to share our passion for making the world a better place through the design of products that support active, outdoor lifestyles.

At Trailside Creative, we believe that relationships are key.

They are the gateway to new opportunities, innovative new ideas, and successful product launches.

Meet our team

Kyle Ellison

Kyle Ellison

Principal & Founder
Rob Strickler

Rob Strickler

Sr. Industrial Design
Joshua Alarcon

Joshua Alarcon

Industrial Design
Jacob Kim

Jacob Kim

Industrial Design
Michelle French

Michelle French

Senior Apparel Designer & Product Developer
Andy Jones

Andy Jones

Sr. Graphic Design
Rachel Benyola

Rachel Benyola

Startup Support Team
Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Business Development and Project Management
Jaimi Jansen

Jaimi Jansen

Startup Support Team

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