Omar Stanley Bailey is a Design Entrepreneur based in New York City who works with corporations, small businesses, and individuals by listening to their needs and ideas in order to create design solutions.
Bailey began his career pursuit by cultivating his skills as an Industrial Design student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly thereafter, Bailey transferred to the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati after hearing of its cooperative learning program enabling students to gain valuable and practical work experience as a part of the college curriculum. Once tenured, Omar received the opportunity to design footwear and products for New Balance, K-Swiss, and Hewlett Packard just to name a few. In the years that followed, Bailey designed footwear and products for top-tier clients in athletics such as Nike and Adidas. His client roster continues to expand and include a host of athletes and entertainers such as Allan Houston, Gary Sheffield, Quest Love (of the roots), Jose Bautista, Terry Cruz and Jay-Z. In working with each individual client, Bailey seeks to understand their vision and transform their thoughts into functional products by integrating his “Bright Ideas.”
Founded in 2006, Bright Idea Design Studios, Inc. was established under the sole direction of Bailey. As a young designer and entrepreneur, Bailey believes in building viable community partnerships and giving back by sharing his knowledge, expertise, and experience while he and his ventures continue to expand. He believes that by sharing this information (especially with our youth) it is an investment into the future. His message to the youth revolves around excellence and practice as he believes that it is essential for all people to have the courage to fail while maintaining a strong desire to succeed. With a strong belief that a little bit of drive combined with an ounce of determination and the ability to commit to your dream, Omar Stanley Bailey has used these thoughts as his daily recipe for success. While many believe Bailey has accomplished a great deal of his dreams, he continues to set new goals and dream bigger while creating new Bright Ideas.