Billie Whitehouse

Wearable Tech Designer

“It’s beyond the career. You are actually designing the life you want and that, I think, not enough people are encouraged to think about early on.”

Location

New York, NY

Average Work Week

80+

As CEO of Wearable X, Billie Whitehouse designs and builds hardware, software, and apparel. She recently launched an activated yoga apparel line called NadiX, that has embedded technology throughout the hips, knees, and ankles to guide your form in yoga with gentle vibration as to where you should focus your intention. Billie is originally from Sydney, Australia and moved to U.S. four years ago to grow the company and expand into the US market.

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My Advice

 

My advice for people looking to break into technology or wearables is really around watching people. Study the people around you — understand people’s habits, their daily routines, and how people want to spend their spare time. Look at those areas and see where there might be an opportunity to design for it. I also think it is really important to understand yourself and to explore what you care about, then design a career around that. 

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