C.E.O. / Chief Designer
Jasper D. Barnes is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Designer of Piida Diida Inc. Mr. Barnes is a 20-year retired veteran of the United States Navy. During his tenure, he developed his operational expertise in management, planning, organizing, and policy compliance and gained exposure to cities known for their formidable influence on fashion, namely, Italy, Paris, Hong Kong. Upon leaving the Navy, Mr. Barnes decided to incorporate some of these unique cultural elements into a clothing line and pursuing his life-long passion of working in the fashion industry.
He attended the Miami International University of Art and Design, where he majored in fashion design. He has also attended Micro Business School in Miami, FL. His internship was with designer, Ash Rana, who is well known for his fun, colorful, and trendy designs. This led to the Assistant Chief Designer position at Pro-Fx Sport. Mr. Barnes’ demonstrated leadership and discipline is integral to the success of Piida Diida.
Mr. Barnes has created Piida Diida Inc to have global appeal and timeless existence. His designs are unique, edgy, and skillfully mix intellectual eccentric elegance with futuristic minimalism; multicultural inspiration blended with sexy and chic; and, an outlook that is new and trendy.