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Early last year, our dear friend and the very first member of the Autotype Design Club, Jonathan Ward of ICON 4x4 introduced us to the Elizabeth Stroud at Moore & Giles. Our shared affinity for design and craft led us to partner with Moore & Giles to fund scholarships for promising young designers in the fields of industrial and fashion design.

Emphasis: Fashion or Industrial
Amount: $1,000.00
DEADLINE: JULY 28th, 2020

Scholarship No. 03 the Autotype + Moore & Giles Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or extension program in Fashion or Industrial Design. Elizabeth Stroud, Vice President of Bags & Accessories has chosen two incredible panelists to evaluate scholarship submissions. David Coggins and Adrian Parker. 

About the Panelists: 

David Coggins

David Coggins has written about tailoring, travel, fly fishing, design, and drinking for numerous publications, including Esquire, the Financial Times, Bloomberg Pursuits and the Wall Street Journal.

He’s a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, a regular contributor at A Continuous Lean and a columnist at the Japanese magazine, Hail Mary. He’s the editor of the new Drake’s magazine, Common Thread. He lives in New York.

David crossed paths with with Moore & Giles after almost relinquishing a worn, but beloved club chair. The story of its restoration is well worth the watch.


David Coggins Club Chair | Moore & Giles Leather from Moore & Giles, Inc. on Vimeo.


Adrian Parker

Adrian Parker is Global Vice President of Marketing for Patrón Tequila, overseeing a portfolio of luxury brands including the world’s #1 premium tequila. He leads a team of marketers at parent company Bacardi Limited, responsible for brand strategy, product innovation, creative, media, packaging, digital and experiential in more than 100 countries.

In 2019, Adrian was recognized by the CMO Club for Creativity & Storytelling, and Adweek named him a Brand Star for his work on relaunching Grey Goose Vodka. In 2013 Crain’s magazine named Adrian one of the top Digital Marketers of the Year. Previously, Adrian owned a marketing agency and held leadership roles at Intuit, Kate Spade, RadioShack and Foot Locker.

Adrian recently spoke with Gary Vaynerchuk on his new series Marketing for the NOW.

Moore & Giles

Moore & Giles is a leather company in Afton, Virginia. They craft innovative and luxurious leather goods for application in home, travel, aviation, and automotive. Every project is the ultimate combination of style and luxury, and everything is made by hand. There are no big assembly lines or heavy automation.