Westlife Distribution U.S.A. LLC hired Doug Manson to senior graphic designer for 686 and Sepia Clothing. Doug has been a part of the surf, skate and snow industries since 2000, starting his career as the associate art director at TransWorld SNOWboarding and TransWorld Business. After a few years, Doug moved onto a graphic design position at Spy and was most recently at Globe Shoes as senior designer. At Westlife, Doug will be responsible for all the design work coming out of the marketing department including catalogs, ad campaigns and in-store merchandising and POP.

“I’ve known Doug for years and he has always been a talented and conscientious designer,” says Kristin Cusic, director of marketing, “I’m happy to have such a source of creativity within the marketing department and I look forward to watching him perfect his craft over the next few years.”

“I am super stoked to be a part of the 686 team,” says Manson, “686 has always been at the forefront of innovation and design, and I am grateful to now say that I have the chance help shape and mold both the products and the direction of the brand.”